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Summer Exhibits at the PATH Museum (fridays)

F. Morrison
Courtesy Frank Morrison and PATH Museum
Weekenders 2023, Oil and spray paint on canvas, 72 x 48 x 2 in.
Friday July 19, 2024 03:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free
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Frank Morrison, an Atlanta-based contemporary painter, uses his brush, and occasional spray can, to document and amplify the Black voices often overlooked in the cacophony of the modern metropolis. In an aesthetic that draws on historical techniques such as Neo-Mannerism, an essence of street art style, and rethinking of the boundaries of figuration and abstraction, Morrison embraces his own mission of celebrating the history of the ingenuity of the Black community.

Imagination was a core element of Morrison’s childhood. Growing up on an army base, he found ways to build new worlds and construct elaborate stories. Once his family moved to New Jersey, he found that the isolation of his early years had sheltered him from the ever-present prejudice and racism of the social fabric. He turned to his creative nature, recreating his reality in sketches, or inserting himself in comic strips that neglected Black faces.

Immersing himself in the culture of the 1980s, he began experimenting with graffiti and Hip Hop. His breakdancing skills landed him the opportunity to tour with music sensation Sybil while in high school, opening his eyes to a new world of art. Encouraged by his African American art teacher Mrs. Moore, he used his time abroad to visit the Louvre and was transformed by the masterpieces and innovation that surrounded him. Inspired, he dove into the history of art, teaching himself classic techniques and discovering new methods of expression from African American greats such as the Neo-Mannerists, the Ashcan school as well as the Mexican Muralist.

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