|Artist Malcolm Morley Speaks at Yale School of Art in Conjunction With His Exhibition of His Work on January 30, 2012
24 January 2012
Malcolm Morley, one of the preeminent figures in contemporary art, lectures at the Yale School of Art on January 30, 2012. The lecture marks the opening of the special exhibition Malcolm Morley in a Nutshell: The Fine Art of Painting 19542012, on view at the Schools 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery from January 31 to March 31, 2012.
Monday, January 30, 2012; 6:30 pm
Exhibition from 3:00 to 6:30 pm open for viewing by lecture attendees.
Yale School of Art, 36 Edgewood Avenue (room 204), New Haven, CT
Free and open to the public
Malcolm Morley in a Nutshell: The Fine Art of Painting 19542012 presents twenty-three works of art: fifteen paintingsincluding two painted installations being exhibited for the first time, seven watercolors, and a drawing, all selected from the expansive output of this paradigm-changing artist. The exhibition centers on the recurring themes of disaster and chaos in Morleys oeuvre, while offering glimpses of its other more whimsical dimensions.
Born in London in 1931, Malcolm Morley moved to the United States in 1958, following completion of his studies at the Royal College of Art. He has forged a unique path as an artist, creating a body of work that, while diverse and multifaceted, continues to reflect his childhood experience of the Blitz and the ensuing post-war era in London. Although he has refused to settle into any consistent style or follow any predictable path, Morley has nonetheless participated in or anticipated major art movements.
In 1984, Morley was awarded the first-ever Turner Prize. His work is found in museum collections worldwide, including Tate, London; The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. It has been the subject of retrospectives at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Hayward Gallery, London; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida. In 1984, a solo exhibition, Malcolm Morley: Paintings, 196582, was organized by The Whitechapel Art Gallery in London and traveled to the Brooklyn Museum.
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