Rebecca Morgan’s “In The Pines” Exhibition at the Asya Geisberg Gallery
Asya Geisberg Gallery is proud to present “In The Pines”, an exhibition of paintings, ceramics, and works on paper by Rebecca Morgan. “In The Pines” presents a tapestry of hyperbolic representations and provocative stereotypes that point to abject aspects of contemporary country life and earlier romanticized tropes of rural Americana. While the artist’s third solo exhibition retains the diaristic backbone of her anxieties, indulgences and dreams, Morgan enriches her palette of archetypal characters with allegorical scenes. Morgan’s titular environment alludes to a place unencumbered by social norms and prying eyes, symbolizing a psychological and symbolic retreat to indulge in debauchery.
Morgan frames her detailed style between outsider art, Northern Renaissance draftsmanship, and caricature, and draws from the tradition of Goya, Mad Magazine, and R. Crumb, injecting brutal satire and uncanny humor to confront squeamish narrative truths. “Cinnabun in Bed” is perhaps the nearest approximation of this transformation of Morgan’s personal rituals. We see a comically grotesque anatomically impossible figure, in an emotional nadir that we have all experienced: indulging in “junk food” at our lowest moments, bathing in self-pity. As with all good drama, specificity of the individual ‘s experience increases the universality of appeal.
September 10, 2016End Date
October 29, 2016Hours
11:00 AM - 06:00 PMAddress
Asya Geisberg Gallery, 537B West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011Event Type