THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN AND
THERE’S NOTHING WE CAN DO TO STOP IT
NOVEMBER 16 TO DECEMBER 30, 2011
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
5:30 P.M. TO 9 P.M.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY is pleased to present THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN AND THERE’S NOTHING WE CAN DO TO STOP IT, an exhibition of new paintings by Quebec painter and video artist ANDREW MORROW. In this first solo exhibition with the gallery, Mr. Morrow presents a new body of work that literalizes the fragmentation that can arise from an established artistic practice.
The exhibition unfolds in two parts at Patrick Mikhail Gallery. The front gallery, features a series of paintings arising from a recent tour of history painting in London, Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam. In a re-framing of the modernist tenets of universality and timelessness, these new works reflect a desire for meaning and narrative; they are founded on the conceit that things actually matter.
In the second exhibition space, Morrow presents a fragmented body of work that explores the possibility of experimentation and impulse as a complement to an established and incremental painting practice. In a series of events and presentations throughout the course of the exhibition, Morrow experiments with multiple materials and approaches and presents work ranging from video paintings, painted collages, 3-D printouts, and high-concept coloring books.
Morrow holds a Degree from the Ontario College of Art and Design, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Queen’s University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Ottawa, where he was awarded the Michel Goulet Prize for outstanding MFA Thesis Presentation. Morrow has exhibited widely throughout Canada, including the Sudbury Art Gallery; the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; the McMaster Museum of Art, the New Brunswick Museum, Saint John; and the Edmonton Art Gallery. His work is in many private and public collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank, Royal Norwegian collection, Kingston City Hall, City of Ottawa Art Collection, and the St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco.
Morrow’s work has been reviewed in Canadian Art magazine, Canadian Art Online, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Eye Magazine, NOW Magazine, Vie Des Arts, the Ottawa Citizen, and on CBC Television and Radio, among others. Morrow is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. He was short-listed for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2004, and the Toronto Arts Council Foundation Emerging Artist Award in 2007, and was the recipient of the 2011 RBC Emerging Artist Award presented through the Council for the Arts in Ottawa.