Paintings by Alexander Hraefn Morris
Artist's Talk: Sat, Sep 20, 3pm
Reception: Sat, Sep 20, 4–5pm
There is strength and solidarity in lines, textures and layers. I am attracted to line work, color fields and the relationship between color and space, predominantly as they relate to the shape of the human soul, the human spirit. Line shapes into pattern becoming figurative form. My lines are an abstract guardian, and the textures and layers depict the cumulative history of the human experience. By using these languages, I tell a story about such a journey as seen through the eyes of an empathetic guardian as it watches over me, or guides me from within, through this desert life.
Alexander Hraefn Morris was born in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. He graduated from the University of Utah in 2013 with a degree in fine art, emphasis in drawing and painting.
At the 2013 juried Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition, Meri Decaria, Director of Phillips Gallery, awarded Alexander Best of Show and First Place in the Painting and Drawing category for “Release.”
Alexander was awarded the Howard Clark Scholarship, affording him the opportunity of a show Nov 14-Dec 6, 2013 in the Alvin Gittins Gallery on the University of Utah campus.
He won first prize at the 2013 Annual Juried Show at Alderwood Fine Art in correlation with the University of Utah’s Department of Art and Art History. As a recipient of this award, Alexander will be the featured artist in the 2014 juried show this November. As an award-winning abstract artist, Alexander has been featured in publications such as 15 Bytes and City Weekly. He is currently represented by Alderwood Fine Art.
COMMENTARY ON ARTIST'S WORK
Structurally, Alexander Hraefn Morris’s paintings are finely executed works full of wonderful abstract qualities like form, line, texture and color. In addition, fused with elements of his unique symbolic mythology, they become multi-layered, multi-dimensional narratives full of spiritual elements. The stories told may be inspired by the artist’s own life journey, but they resonate to include broader issues of human experience, making them both very personal and broadly universal.
–Ehren E. Clark
Location: Main Library, Gallery at Library Square
Contact Information: 801-524-8200