Pulp Culture: Paper is the Medium
Through December 7, 2014
This thought provoking exhibition features compelling works of art by contemporary artists who have stretched the boundaries of paper as a creative medium and source of inspiration. Featuring more than 80 works, the exhibit includes some surprising objects made from paper ranging from life-size sculptures of human figures and whimsical figures to geometrically complex folded objects to jewelry and paper dresses. The exhibition will feature the work of papermakers, sculptors and engineers, whose methods and materials include handmade paper pulp, folded paper, molded paper, recycled paper, and cut paper.
Pulp Culture was made possible at the Morris Museum by Paterson Papers and Mohawk.
Image: Erik Demaine and Martin Demain, Ocean Coral, 2013, Mi-tientes watercolor paper, 12″ x 14″ x 16″. Image courtesy of the artists.
The Dog Show: The Art of Our Canine Companions
Through December 14, 2014
Celebrating dogs in art from the nineteenth century to the present with a focus on British and American artists, this exhibition examines works of art in which the dog takes center
stage: demonstrating the performance of hounds and sporting dogs working in the field; showcasing specific characteristics of a breed as depicted in pure-bred portraits; and highlighting pet portraits that portray the dog in its domestic environment. The exhibition features original oil paintings, works on paper, bronze sculptures, decorative art, trophies, and canine accessories. More than 100 works will be on view that capture the talent and diversity of canine artists, and also showcase the many breeds that are recognized in America and England, ranging from sporting hounds to pampered pooches. William Secord, a recognized expert on dog painting, has served as an advisor for the show. For further information, please visit www.dogpainting.com.
Image: Thomas Earl, detail of A Close Call, Oil on canvas, courtesy of the William Secord Gallery, New York.
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Masquerade: Masks from the Morris Museum Collection
Through February 16, 2015
Masks can be amusing, arresting, and awe-inspiring. Featuring more than 40 dynamic works from Asia, Africa and the Americas, this exhibition examines how a variety of cultures have used masks to serve many purposes from entertainment to deception to protection.
Image: Harold King, Raven Mask, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bickford.
Pottery by Albert Green
For more than fifty years until his death in 1994, Albert Green produced works of genius that continue to influence the ceramic world today. Through years of experimentation and study, Albert was able to teach himself the intricacies of clay and glazes. Simple utilitarian forms – the bowl, the bottle, the plate – became Albert’s canvases, allowing him to concentrate on the interplay of color and design which graces the surface of every piece.