It is always a joy when yet another artist of talent is discovered hiding in plain site in San Diego. I had no knowledge of the work of Allan Morrow before Friday when we attended the opening of his one man exhibition at Perry Meyer Fine Art on Kettner as part of Kettner nights.
A glance at Mr. Morrow's resume reveals an extensive exhibition history and a BA in Painting and Printmaking from San Diego State University in 1979 and then in 2002, an AA in Graphic Design from San Diego City College. His first one-man show was in 1981 and he has also been exhibited at the Pacific Beach Library Gallery. With more than 70 group shows and a recent write up by Robert Pincus in 2010, he is just the sort of artist that we need to support with sales to make it possible for galleries like Perry Myers Fine Art to exist. The work is first class, extremely reasonably priced for someone with his track record and deserves a larger audience and buyers. We understand that Mr. Morrow is now retired and able to dedicate even more of his time to his art. If this new direction is any sign, we can't wait to see more.
|Two Land Bop|
|I Shot an Arrow|
|All We are Saying|
|Marrow Vs. Marrow|
From Perry Myer:
Meyer Fine Art, Inc. presents a solo exhibition of ALLAN MORROW: Drawings to Constructions, featuring contemporary mixed-media constructions. Known in San Diego in the 1970s and 1980s primarily as an abstract landscape painter, Morrow’s latest artwork has taken a new creative turn; works on paper incorporating techniques of collage and construction. This exhibition includes construction pieces of varying sizes, many accompanied by drawings and watercolors, the studies for these works. The art patron can view the creative process of the artist as he morphs an idea from conception to final composition. On first impression these constructions appear as simple, contemporary landscapes. Further, in depth evaluation displays the multi-level ideas that resonate from the assemblages. Drawing from personal experiences, local architecture and everyday happenings Morrow captures the essence of the ‘city surroundings, enticing the audience to visualize a story, event or memory.
The show is up from July 8 to August 27, 2011
2400 Kettner Blvd, Suite 104 , SD 92101
Gallery Hours: Tue - Thu: 11 – 5 p.m., Fri - Sat: 11 - 6 p.m. or by appointment
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