Joel Morrison

  • , The Arctic Circle Jerks, 2014
    Stainless steel
    106,7 x 81,3 x 76,2 cm
  • , Minimal Heart Throb, 2015
    Stainless steel
    157,5 x 132,1 x 10,2 cm
  • , Untitled, 2015
    Stainless steel
    61 x 61 x 20,3 cm
  • , Minimal Glock, 2015
    Stainless steel
    106,7 x 152,4 x 7,6 cm
  • , Target Painting, 2015
    Stainless steel
    188 x 137,2 x 10,2 cm
  • , Corner Piece (Upperware), 2015
    Nickel-plated aluminum
    130,8 x 110,4 x 8,8 cm
  • , Freebasing with Dan, 2013
    Stainless steel
    279,4 x 20,3 x 30,5 cm
  • , Untitled (Tri-Stud Plank), 2013
    Detail
  • , Untitled (Anvil Jaws), 2013
    Detail
  • , Reaganomic Youth, 2012
    Stainless steel
    61 x 48,3 x 61 cm
  • , The Studs, 2012
    NIckel plated aluminium
    148,6 x 35,6 x 3,8 cm
  • , Tortilla Maker, 2012
    Stainless steel
    35,6 x 48,3 x 40,6
  • , Basketball Rim Drawing #1, 2012
    Bronze with black patina
    87,6 x 99,1 x 70,5 cm
  • , Corner Piece, 2012
    High polished white nickel plated aluminium
    118,1 x 118,1 x 5,1 cm
  • , Yogurtland, 2012
    Stainless steel
    38,1 x 29,8 x 25,4 cm
  • , There will be Blood and Waffles, 2012
    Stainless steel
    77,5 x 41,91 x 40,64 cm
  • , Triangle, 2012
    Black Nickel Plated Aluminium
    53,34 x 25,4 x 25,4 cm
  • , Pool Cover, 2012
    High Polished White Nickel Plated Aluminium
    233,68 x 40,64 x 10,16 cm
  • , Vic, 2012
    Stainless steel
    76,2 x 177,17 x 27,94 cm
  • , Big Romeo I, 2010
    Stainless steel
    35,5 x 55,9 x 20,3 cm
  • , Sausage Head, 2008
    Stainless steel organic burnout/casting
    39,37 x 38,1 x 46,99 cm
  • , Untitled, 2008
    Bronze with black patina
    49,5 x 50,8 x 47 cm
  • , Over, 2010
    Bronze
    30,5 x 22,8 x 17,8 cm
  • , Still Crashing, 2013
    Stainless steel
    111,8 x 149,9 x 73,7 cm
  • , Freebasing with Dan, 2013
    Detail
  • , Untitled (Tri-Stud Plank), 2013
    Nickel plated aluminium
    148,6 x 35,6 x 3,8 cm
  • , New Madrid, 2013
    Stainless steel
    121,9 x 137,2 x 7,6 cm
  • , Disco Ball Caught in a Bear Trap, 2013
    Stainless steel
    71,1 x 76,2 x 91,4 cm
  • , Well Bred, 2013
    Stainless steel
    66 x 35,6 x 30,5 cm
  • , Anvils, 2013
    Stainless steel
    78,7 x 58,4 x 55,9 cm
  • , Untitled (Anvil Jaws), 2013
    Stainless steel
    132,1 x 137,2 x 81,3 cm

“Two dissonant themes run through my work,” Morrison says, “the historical ‘West Coast’ aesthetics (shiny, reflective surfaces that play with light), and the notion that an artwork should be the subject of long contemplation.” Joel Morrison’s composite sculptures fuse found objects and histories of artistic discourses into a dialogue of polymorphous forms through a variety of cast metals. With their gleaming surfaces in nickel, stainless steel or bronze, Morrison juxtaposes various genres and processes creating a tension on the surface. The purity of form at the intersection between conceptualism and formalism gradually reveals an amalgam of shapes and textures.


Exhibitions


Selected press

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