Rebecca Morgan, ‘Hippie Mountain Man with Slipping Joint’, 2015, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pen and watercolor on paper, Asya Geisberg Gallery
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Rebecca Morgan

Hippie Mountain Man with Slipping Joint, 2015

Pen and watercolor on paper
7 × 5 in
17.8 × 12.7 cm
$700
Location
New York
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Rebecca Morgan
American, b. 1984
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Born in central Pennsylvania, Rebecca Morgan works in painting, drawing, and ceramics that subvert stereotypes of Appalachia. Imbued with folk tradition and a sly sense of humor, her work peels apart the simultaneous reverence and disgust for rural people. Stylistically, Morgan embraces the hyper-detailed naturalism of Dutch masters, as well as absurd, repulsive caricature suggestive of underground cartoonists like R. Crumb. Although they often contain modern clues, her characters and scenes evoke a romanticized, nostalgic America, nonexistent but wistfully recalled, much like Norman Rockwell’s illustrations. Morgan’s works question what such images were selling in their conception, and she gives her archetypal maids, hillbillies, and dandies the space to explore contemporary issues of women reclaiming their subjectivity, a pop-cultural false sense of romance, and ideas about masculinity, power, escapism, and hedonistic backwoods pleasure.

Rebecca Morgan, ‘Hippie Mountain Man with Slipping Joint’, 2015, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pen and watercolor on paper, Asya Geisberg Gallery
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Rebecca Morgan
American, b. 1984
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Born in central Pennsylvania, Rebecca Morgan works in painting, drawing, and ceramics that subvert stereotypes of Appalachia. Imbued with folk tradition and a sly sense of humor, her work peels apart the simultaneous reverence and disgust for rural people. Stylistically, Morgan embraces the hyper-detailed naturalism of Dutch masters, as well as absurd, repulsive caricature suggestive of underground cartoonists like R. Crumb. Although they often contain modern clues, her characters and scenes evoke a romanticized, nostalgic America, nonexistent but wistfully recalled, much like Norman Rockwell’s illustrations. Morgan’s works question what such images were selling in their conception, and she gives her archetypal maids, hillbillies, and dandies the space to explore contemporary issues of women reclaiming their subjectivity, a pop-cultural false sense of romance, and ideas about masculinity, power, escapism, and hedonistic backwoods pleasure.

Rebecca Morgan

Hippie Mountain Man with Slipping Joint, 2015

Pen and watercolor on paper
7 × 5 in
17.8 × 12.7 cm
$700
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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