The show’s title is taken from an essay on Morandi by Irish contemporary painter
, whose work is also on view. As Scully wrote
about a particular Morandi painting that kept diverting and holding his attention: “It wasn’t exciting, yet it was exciting. Exciting in its resistance, in its subversiveness.” Morandi lived a reclusive life outside of the centers of the art world. In his modest studio, he worked on paintings of still lifes featuring humble household objects, especially variously sized bottles, arranged with a keen attention to color and composition. Such a spirit of subtle resistance, of unconcern with current art world trends, characterizes the approach of all of the artists whose work has been brought together for this show.