Morris Arts recently opened a 15th exhibit, entitled Black, White and Green at the Gallery in Morristown. Guest curator Katherine Murdock, the Exhibition Committee of Morris Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation selected works by several outstanding artists in New Jersey and New York.
Inspired by the biowall, the vertical garden of living plants within the exhibit space, Murdock chose to focus the exhibit on plants and selected the title, Black, White and Green, to purposefully reflect that limited color palette as a means of unifying the exhibit. What is striking, however, is the richness and variety of the artists’ unique approaches to the theme – through their use of different media (collage, oil, cold wax painting, photography, charcoal drawings, wood sculpture, etc.), composition, and subtle gradations of color.
As Murdock notes, “Casey Ruble’s paper collage illustrates a bundled bouquet of invasive plant species and Kathy Cantwell’s oil and cold wax on panel explores green color fields that resemble landscape. Richard Bottwin uses plant material as a medium and highlights the wood grain with stain and paint.”
The public is invited to view this exciting exhibit, open Mon.-Fri. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment, and will remain on display until Aug. 24. Visit www.morrisarts.org<https://www.morrisarts.org or call 973- 285-5115 for additional information.
Morris Arts located in Morristown is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 dedicated to building community through the arts