Seraphin Gallery presents a solo exhibition, titled Déjà Vu Blue, featuring paintings, prints, and sculpture by Michael Morrill. The opening reception for the show will be held at the gallery on Friday, May 12, from 6 - 8 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Déjà Vu Blue will be on view until June 26.
Michael Morrill's most recent body of work explores the essence of déjà vu and repetition through a minimalist geometric lens, where reflection and lushness play an integral part. In exploring the holy and luxurious artistic traditions of pairing blue and gold, Morrill's works become a platform to contemplate the connection from antiquity to present day-- citing specific ideologies and correlations through the spheres of religious dogmas, biblical anecdotes, and deep space scientific inquiry. What is it about the qualities of gold and blue that bring us closer to, or feel on the verge of, a liminal space?
Michael Morrill graduated with a MFA from the School of Art at Yale University and a BFA from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. Since the mid-1980’s, Morrill has been devoted to painting, and producing contemporary abstraction in drawing, painting, and interdisciplinary media. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his works have been shown in numerous solo exhibitions at locations such as Carnegie Museum of Art, University of Pittsburgh, Mattress Factory: Museum of Contemporary Art, and Carnegie Mellon University. Morrill is also a part of the permanent collections of the Carnegie, UPitt, and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, along with multiple corporate and private collections across the nation. Déjà Vu Blue is Morrill’s second solo show at Seraphin Gallery.