Jamey Morrill At Yellow Peril— “Larvae”
“In our culture, mass production of products appears similar to the reproductive strategy of insects – where risk and cost are spread thin as gossamer over many to assure the advancement of a few,” notes Morrill.
“Larvae” is comprised of sculptural forms made from plastic bottles, monofilament, and drywall screws. These odd, yet beautifully translucent and luminous forms resemble tightly wound chrysalides seemingly in a dormant state. At Yellow Peril, the “Larvae” sculptures will inhabit the exhibition space in unexpected ways — with forms alternately touching the floor and walls or suspended tensely just inches from them.
Jamey Morrill is a Providence-based sculptor and adjunct professor of art at Rhode Island College. In recent years Morrill’s sculpture has become increasingly sprawling and site-specific, with emphasis on mass-produced materials and organic forms. Often using commonplace materials, such as plastic bottles, chicken wire, and duct tape, Morrill constructs sculptures that are outwardly cerebral and systematic but that are fundamentally random and irrational. (More after jump.)
Gallery Hours: Thursday and Friday, 3pm to 8pm/Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm/or by appointment
Through Sunday, December 9, Yellow Peril Gallery, 60 Valley Street, #5
Morrill recently completed a residency at Fountainhead in Miami and was nominated for the Rappaport Prize from the DeCordova Museum in 2010 and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant in 2009. Previous select solo and group exhibitions include: Locust Projects, Miami (2011 & 2012), Curfman Gallery at Colorado State University (2011), Maya Allison Projects (2010), Aqua Art Fair, Miami (2009) and David Winton Bell Gallery (2005). He received his M.F.A. in Sculpture from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2002 and his B.A in Art History from Bowdoin College in 1992.