Thank You For Attending!
By: Abbey Nesbitt, Seraphin Gallery Resident
Thank you all for attending the reception for our latest exhibition, Déjà Vu Blue, this past Friday. We had a great turnout! All of us at Seraphin Gallery and especially Michael Morrill appreciate your support and are excited to have his show on view for the next few weeks.
This exhibition will be on display until Monday, June 26th.
Our hours are from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 A.M - 5 P.M, otherwise by appointment.
Trappist I, 2017, Oil and acrylic, gold leaf, wood panels, 24” x60”
Michael Morrill’s most recent body of work explores the essence of déjà vu and repetition through a minimalist geometric lens, where reflection and lushness play an integral part. In exploring the holy and luxurious artistic traditions of pairing blue and gold, Morrill's works become a platform to contemplate the connection from antiquity to present day-- citing specific ideologies and correlations through the spheres of religious dogmas, biblical anecdotes, and deep space scientific inquiry. What is it about the qualities of gold and blue that bring us closer to, or feel on the verge of, a liminal space?
Déjà vu Blue, 2016, Oil and acrylic, gold leaf, wood panels, 40" x 100"
Morrill graduated with a MFA from the School of Art at Yale University and a BFA from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. Since the mid-1980’s, Morrill has been devoted to painting, and producing contemporary abstraction in drawing, painting, and interdisciplinary media. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his works have been shown in numerous solo exhibitions at locations such as Carnegie Museum of Art, University of Pittsburgh, Mattress Factory: Museum of Contemporary Art, and Carnegie Mellon University. Morrill is also a part of the permanent collections of the Carnegie, UPitt, and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, along with multiple corporate and private collections across the nation. DéjàVu Blue is Morrill’s second solo show at Seraphin Gallery.
Right: Tigris-Euphrates, 2017, Oil and acrylic, gold leaf, wood panels, 72” x 36”