On the occasion of ‘Louise Bourgeois. The Red Sky,’ join us for a discussion of this intimate exhibition led by LA-based painter and professor Rebecca Morris. Through her own exploration of the possibility of shape and color and her deep interest in visual language, Morris will pose questions to the group and share insights about Bourgeois’s highly personal works that metabolize emotions through material and text.
Known for her fluid approach to abstraction, Morris has said of her own work ‘the process of painting involves a sense of what one wants in their internal world.’ She was a participant of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, the Hammer’s ‘Made in LA 2016,’ and is the author of ‘Manifesto: For Abstractionists and Friends of the Non-Objective.’
This drop-in event is not ticketed, however, space is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in begins at 1.15 pm at the Information Desk in the Courtyard.
About Rebecca Morris
Rebecca Morris was born in 1969 in Honolulu, Hawaii and lives in Los Angeles, California. Morris received a BA from Smith College, a MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Internationally recognized, Morris has exhibited her work extensively since the mid 1990s. Solo exhibitions include: Mary Boone Gallery, New York NY (2017); 356 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles CA (2015); The Bonnefantenmuseum, The Netherlands (2014); Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany (2013); Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany (2017, 2013, 2009, 2006); Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago IL (2016, 2013); Harris Lieberman, New York NY (2012, 2010); The Renaissance Society, Chicago IL (2005); and Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA (2003).
Notable group exhibitions include: the 2016 ‘Made in LA: a, the, though, only’ at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA; the 2014 Whitney Biennial, New York NY; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA; Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England; Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany; David Zwirner Gallery, New York NY; Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna; The Hessel Art Museum at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York NY; The Pit, Glendale CA; and upcoming at The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH.
Morris was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as awards from Tiffany Foundation; The California Community Foundation; The City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Award; The Durfee Foundation; Art Matters; and the Illinois Arts Council. She is the author of ‘Manifesto: For Abstractionists and Friends of the Non-Objective’ (2004) and teaches painting at Pasadena City College.
Image: Installation view, ‘Louise Bourgeois. The Red Sky,’ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 2018. © The Easton Foundation/VAGA, NY. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Mario de Lopez