The last possible minute–Quentin Morris in San Francisco

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Oh, well, I was just a few blocks away from George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco. Little did I know that Quentin Morris had some of his drawings up there. And they are due to come down the 29th!

Untitled, 2009 black gesso, polymer gel on found paper 28 in. diameter
Untitled, 2009 black gesso, polymer gel on found paper 28 in. diameter

If you’re around the area, you might want to check out his work. Morris is a dyed in the wool Philadelphian who has against all odds made only black drawings during his career. The blackness can be taken as a political statement–Morris is African-American–or as a purely artistic one. But the work by this gentle person, who also happens to be a Buddhist, has a peaceful, meditative quality that transcends any one explanation and evokes notions of time, timelessness, and the cosmos. He’s one of a kind and no label quite captures what he’s up to or who he is.

Chris Ashley, Hanging Mountain, 2008, oil and aluminum rustoleum on linen, 23" x 19"
Chris Ashley, Hanging Mountain, 2008, oil and aluminum rustoleum on linen, 23″ x 19″

And looking at the gallery website, I see that there’s a small group show that includes long-time friend of artblog Chris Ashley! also up until the 29th.

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chris ashley, george lawson gallery, quentin morris, san francisco

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