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SHINY STEEL SCULPTURES BY JOEL MORRISON

by Ariadna Zierold

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Joel Morrison was born in Seattle, Washington in 1976. He received a BA in English Literature at Central Washington University, and an MFA in sculpture at the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA.

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Morrison’s composite sculptures fuse found objects and histories of artistic discourses into a dialogue of polymorphous forms through a variety of cast metals. With their gleaming surfaces in nickel, stainless steel or bronze, Morrison juxtaposes various genres and processes creating a tension on the surface. The purity of form at the intersection between conceptualism and formalism gradually reveals an amalgam of shapes and textures.

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