Buster Levi Gallery is pleased to present Off Road, new work by Lael Morgan at 121 Main Street in Cold Spring, New York. The exhibition will run from November 4 through November 27, 2016. The opening for the show will be on Friday November 4, 2016 from 5-8pm.
The exhibition continues Morgan’s long exploration of the Roadscape — large canvases with precise and yet impressionistic experiences of driving in a car — musing on the detached monotony, freedom, dread and romance of the road. An entirely new investigation for Morgan has been her recent work in abstract paintings and collages. Generally working in smaller formats and often in multiples, she found herself; “drawn to the emergent relationship between shape, color and materials; fascinated by the immediacy of the process and its liberating impact on her figurative work.” Using geometric shapes the compositions may be in paint, paper, paper and cloth or cloth painted with latex house paint — this latest material combination is a direct outgrowth of Morgan’s active roll in creating large protest banners against the Spectra gas pipeline adjacent to the Indian Point nuclear power plant. This exhibit is the first to combine Morgan’s separate but merging bodies of work.
Born in 1958 in Westchester County, New York, Morgan grew up in a large family, surrounded by the graphic arts: fine lithography (Morgan Press), publishing (Morgan & Morgan) and photography (Barbara Morgan). She earned a BFA at Parsons School of Design, and studied painting at the Art Students League with Hananiah Harari.
Morgan has exhibited locally and regionally and is represented in numerous private and corporate collections. She lives in Croton on Hudson with her husband, Brian Ackerman (Founding Programming Director, Jacob Burns Film Center) and her two sons Owen and Miles.
Buster Levi Gallery is open Friday through Sunday from 12-6 pm.
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