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April First Friday: Clarence Morgan

Artist Lecture: Thursday, April 5, 7:30 PM
McCarty Auditorium, Art+ Architecture Building
Artist’s Reception: Friday, April 6, 5-9PM, UT Downtown Gallery
Clarence Morgan is a visual artist whose studio focus is centered on painting, drawing and printmaking – often of an abstract nature. Utilizing random shapes and biomorphic forms within an intricate network of drawing, collage elements and subtle color, Morgan’s work ranges from highly patterned organic painting compositions to meticulously articulated and somewhat minimal collage-drawings. He approaches each work intuitively allowing the forms and elements to find their own natural cadence visual pulse. He studied painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts with continued study in painting at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Fine Arts (now renamed Penn Design). Morgan’s prints, paintings and works on paper can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Asheville Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art and Weisman Museum of Art as well as many private collections throughout the United Sates. Clarence Morgan resides in Minneapolis, MN where he maintains a studio and is head of Painting and Drawing at the University of Minnesota.

This exhibition is dedicated in memory of Arlene Burke-Morgan (October 13, 1950 – December 16, 2017) wife and artistic partner for 46 years.