LARVAE by Jamey Morrill
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE > October 1, 2012
November 15 – December 09, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 5PM – 9PM
Thursday + Friday, 3PM – 8PM
Saturday + Sunday, 12PM – 5PM
Other days by appointment.
Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present LARVAE, a sculpture installation by Jamey Morrill, consisting of mundane, seemingly benign materials that collectively become imposing and uncanny.
“In our culture, mass production of products appears similar to the reproductive strategy of insects – where risk and cost are spread thin as gossamer over many to assure the advancement of a few,” notes Morrill.
LARVAE is comprised of sculptural forms made from plastic bottles, monofilament, and drywall screws. These odd, yet beautifully translucent and luminous forms resemble tightly wound chrysalides seemingly in a dormant state. At Yellow Peril, the LARVAE sculptures will inhabit the exhibition space in unexpected ways — with forms alternately touching the floor and walls or suspended tensely just inches from them.
Jamey Morrill is a Providence-based sculptor and adjunct professor of art at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. In recent years Morrill’s sculpture has become increasingly sprawling and site-specific, with emphasis on mass-produced materials and organic forms. Often using commonplace materials, such as plastic bottles, chicken wire, and duct tape, Morrill constructs sculptures that are outwardly cerebral and systematic but that are fundamentally random and irrational.
Morrill recently completed a residency at Fountainhead in Miami and was nominated for the Rappaport Prize from the DeCordova Museum in 2010 and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant in 2009. Previous select solo and group exhibitions include: Locust Projects, Miami (2011 & 2012), Curfman Gallery at Colorado State University (2011), Maya Allison Projects (2010), Aqua Art Fair, Miami (2009) and David Winton Bell Gallery (2005). He received his M.F.A. in Sculpture from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2002 and his B.A in Art History from Bowdoin College in 1992.
About Yellow Peril Gallery
YELLOW PERIL GALLERY is located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery strives to foster modern art critiques on popular culture and society from established and emerging artists in the United States and abroad. We aspire to exhibit provocative and visually arresting artwork created specifically to ignite conversations long after viewers have left the building. Artists that we represent share our commitment to social responsibility, and a percentage from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice. For more info about future exhibitions, visit www.yellowperilgallery.com.
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