Pard Morrison: Supercollider
Marty Walker Gallery
September 8 through October 6, 212
Opening reception is Saturday, September 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Marty Walker Gallery presents Supercollider, new paintings by Pard Marrison. Morrison’s signature fired pigment on aluminum paintings continue to evolve and investigate the intersection of color theory and precise structural configuration. The paintings convey visual systems that are in flux while simultaneously contained by the object that serves as their platform, fluctuating between the flatness of a drawing and dimensionality.
“My interest lies in the exploration of the intersection of pictorial illusion, and specific object, and the marriage of both. I hope to create work that upon first encounter primarily reads as artificially fabricated, but upon further investigation, the visual strength of its own “objectness” is compromised by specific human mark making,” says Morrison.
The exhibition title Supercollider refers to particle accelerators that hurl the smallest building blocks of life together. After the particles collide, not only is extra energy produced, but more importantly a ghost image of the structure of the subatomic world.
Pard Morrison received a BFA in Sculpture at Colorado State University, and currently lives and works in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Morrison’s work has been exhibited at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, and is included in the collections of the Armour Foundation, The Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation, The Venetian, Las Vegas, The Collection of Agnes Martin, the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, and Wells Fargo Corporate Headquarters, among others.