Joel Morrison

American, b. 1976

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Joel Morrison

American, b. 1976

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Joel Morrison’s sculptures juxtapose various theories, genres, and processes within the confines of a single work. Casting found and everyday objects in highly polished steel, Morrison achieves a sense of tension between his subjects and the lustrous surfaces he creates. He demonstrates his technical ability to manipulate and harmonize this range of objects—which has included neck braces, wasp nests, urinal refreshers, and bullets—with sculptures that range from Neoclassical Greek busts to grotesque, amorphous forms. Morrison sees his work as forming a sort of dystopia, wherein mundane objects reinterpret themes of Pop, Surrealism, and Classicism.

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Biography

Joel Morrison’s sculptures juxtapose various theories, genres, and processes within the confines of a single work. Casting found and everyday objects in highly polished steel, Morrison achieves a sense of tension between his subjects and the lustrous surfaces he creates. He demonstrates his technical ability to manipulate and harmonize this range of objects—which has included neck braces, wasp nests, urinal refreshers, and bullets—with sculptures that range from Neoclassical Greek busts to grotesque, amorphous forms. Morrison sees his work as forming a sort of dystopia, wherein mundane objects reinterpret themes of Pop, Surrealism, and Classicism.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Hammer Museum, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Articles Featuring Joel Morrison
Joel Morrison Has a Steel Life Crisis at Almine Rech
May 1st, 2015
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