Morgan Sims: Paintings and Neon

Morgan Sims, Synesthesia, Acrylic on Canvas, 72 x 72", 2013

Morgan Sims, Synesthesia, Acrylic on Canvas, 72 x 72″, 2013

July 13 – August 24, 2013

Artists Reception Saturday July 13 5-8 pm
Closing Reception Saturday August 24 5-8 pm
Artists Talk Saturday August 24 at 6 pm

Gallery Hours Wednesday–Friday 11-6 pm,  Saturday 12–5 pm

Bert Green Fine Art 8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1220, Chicago IL 60603
312-434-7544, bgfa.us

Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to present our first solo show by California born, Chicago-based artist Morgan Sims.

Morgan Sims makes paintings and neon sculptures which playfully manipulate color and light.

Sims’ paintings process and distort symbols and images into near abstraction, retaining just enough of the image to retain a rudimentary recognition. He thoughtfully extends the reach of methods such as pixillation, halftoning, and patterning through manual means which humanizes the painting so that there is a warmth and handmade quality.

Sims’ neon sculptures extend these manipulations into three dimensions, using both spatial expansion and constraints to define presence. The bright colors of the glowing tubes of neon light pulse with life and subtle movement. Their shapes, made by bending and shaping the glass, emphasizing the handmade while remaining fully contemporary.

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