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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Kehler Liddell artist reception Saturday: Borax Morrison & Waterman

Kehler Liddell Gallery
873 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 389-9555
Mind Fibers & Tin Men: Edith Borax Morrison & Gar Waterman
Sept. 1—30, 2007.
Artists reception: Sat., Sept. 8, 4—7 p.m.

Press Release

The two person show entitled Mind Fibers and Tin Men featuring the works of Edith Borax Morrison and Gar Waterman will run from Sept. 1—30 at the Kehler Liddell Gallery in Westville Village. The artists' reception is on Sat., Sept. 8, from 4—7 p.m.

The detailed organics of Borax Morrison's hyper-controlled introspections make strange, but not uncomfortable, bedfellows with Waterman's chimeric, extroverted fantasies of assembly. Each artist's obsessive creativity is articulated in an engaging dialogue of difference. Whether the line of a pen or a found industrial part, both artists pay careful attention to each element's place in the overall structure.

Edith Borax Morrison is listed in Who's Who in American Art, is a member of the Silvermine Artists Guild and currently lives and works in Trumbull, Connecticut. Her drawings called "Mind Fibers", explore the surreal, mystical and psychological elements of life. Like woven fibers, Borax Morrison's fine sense of composition, sensitive line quality and subtle use of color weave the viewer into a web of mysterious reality. The circular format of the "Mandala" series encompasses the abstract and enigmatic configurations of Borax Morrison's own universe.

Sculptor Gar Waterman is a native of New England who lives and works at West Rock Studio in New Haven, Connecticut. His sculptures in stone, bronze, steel and wood are inspired by the intricate dynamic between formal design in architecture and organic design in nature.

The Tin Men represent a departure from the artist's more organic interpretations of natural form. Made from metal parts carefully culled from the industrial world, the Tin Men sculptures represent a mythological science fiction, striking neoclassical poses with a sly self-conscious humor. Imagine a world somewhere between Frederick Remington's wild West, Alexander Calder's Circus, and the Star Wars of George Lucas, and you will find the Tin Men, taking their place in the traditional art paradigm of the figure contextualized in a particular landscape.

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