NEW YORK, NY.- Timothy Taylor
announced the representation of British artist Annie Morris. The gallery will present Morriss first solo exhibition at Timothy Taylor, New York this September.
We are delighted to be working with Annie Morris. I have been following her rise to international recognition for many years. Her critical engagement with art history is evident in her practice, which is at once both deeply personal and formally unique in her application and use of materials. Annie is a natural fit with the gallerys programmein her work, I see both Antoni Tàpiess engagement with surface and Kiki Smiths reckoning with nature and spirituality. We are thrilled to be able to share her newest body of work in her upcoming solo exhibition with us in New York this fall, and look forward to showing her at our new space in London in the future. - Tim Taylor, June 2019.
The London-based artist was born in 1978 and studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux- Arts, Paris between 1997 and 2001 under Giuseppe Penone. Morriss multi-disciplinary practice draws on both personal experience and the history of art. Encompassing sculpture, tapestry, painting and drawing, Morriss intuitive use of line weaves between abstraction and representationat once both authoritative and imaginative.
Morriss first show with Timothy Taylor, New York in the fall will feature her monumental Stack sculptures, new tapestries, and works on paper. The Stack sculptures are comprised of protuberant spheres, precariously arranged into columns. Sculpted in plaster, and occasionally cast in bronze, the forms are painted with hand-sourced, raw pigments in vivid hues such as Ultramarine, Viridian and Ochre, which give the surface an opaque, lumpen quality. Morriss drawing and tapestry combine personal ciphers with abstract mark-making and grid-like structures.