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  Andre von Morisse
March 20 - April 19, 2003
 

Andre von Morisse was born in Norway and has lived in the United States since the mid-1980s. His primary subject matter has always been the natural world, especially lakes, rivers and ponds and the fish and plant life that inhabit them. In the majority of works in this exhibition, however, the artist is less interested in objective reality and more in constructing surreal and humorous narratives. These works explore the widespread societal perception of nature as an unlimited, abundant, ever-replenishing resource, which therefore may be used for any means, however absurd. Although von Morisse is dealing with subjective issues, the paintings address multiple aspects of our attitudes toward the natural world: economic (nature as food and fuel), psychological (our fear of being part of the food chain), and moral (our over-consumption of limited resources).
 
 
Containing the Invasion, 2003
Oil on canvas
47 X 62 inches

Big Jar, 2003
Oil on canvas
42 X 40 inches

Herring, 2003
Oil on canvas
29 1/2 X 34 inches
 
Embarkation, 2003
Oil on canvas
45 X 45 inches

#36, 2003
Oil on canvas
66 X 64 inches

Almost Lunchtime, 2003
Oil on canvas
62 X 65 inches
 
Documentary, 2003
Oil on canvas
8 X 8 inches
1 of 9 panels

Documentary, 2003
Oil on canvas
8 X 8 inches
2 of 9 panels

Documentary, 2003
Oil on canvas
8 X 8 inches
3 of 9 panels
 
Documentary, 2003
Oil on canvas
8 X 8 inches
4 of 9 panels

Documentary, 2003
Oil on canvas
8 X 8 inches
5 of 9 panels

Documentary, 2003
Oil on canvas
8 X 8 inches
6 of 9 panels
 
Documentary, 2003
Oil on canvas
8 X 8 inches
7 of 9 panels

Documentary, 2003
Oil on canvas
8 X 8 inches
8 of 9 panels

Documentary, 2003
Oil on canvas
8 X 8 inches
9 of 9 panels
 
Moon, 2003
Oil on canvas
40 X 44 inches
1 of 3 panels

Moon, 2003
Oil on canvas
9 X 9 inches
2 of 3 panels

Moon, 2003
Oil on canvas
9 X 9 inches
3 of 3 panels
 
Piranha, 2003
Oil on canvas
54 X 74 inches
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