22-30 de Outubro 2016

LEO MORRISSEY

Lisbon to Lisbon

LIVRO DE ARTISTA

I spend a lot of time traveling and walking…fueled by drinking espresso. Out of my interest in the personal notation of time, I started to draw each espresso and indicate the date and city where I was. Over time I have filled over 120 various sketchbooks with these drawing.  While traveling I started to send picture postcards to friends, no message, just a cup drawing dated. This led to idea of creating bodies of work from the postcards sent through the postal system. This collect of postcards sent to Fabula Urbis and housed in a book like box made by an artisan bookbinder in Lisboa is the result of one of these projects.

Leo Morrissey is an artist whose work deals with the personal notation of time in his everyday life. He works from a conceptual perspective; his interest is in the commonality and history of objects, not materials. Morrissey explores the depth of meaning that emerges with the repeated use of images over time, he is drawn to the complexity of the simple, the universality and mystery of  language. An intrigal part of his practice is site specific, projects  have taken place and works have been created while traveling in Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America, South America and North America. Morrissey received his MFA from Rutgers University. He has been a recipient of a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant and a Hauberg Fellowship from Pilchuck Glass School. His artwork has been included in exhibitions at the, Museum Of Modern Art New York, Taiwan Museum of Art, Monash Gallery in Australia, Glassmusset Ebeltoft Denmark and the Musee du Pays et Val De Charmey, Switzerland. His work is included in the PIEROGI Flatfiles in Brooklyn, NY

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