Sculptor John Morris is opening an exhibition of his work at the Lethbridge Gallery in Paddington, Brisbane on Saturday 31st August, 2013. The works of John Morris spring from exhaustive sketching and illustration, drawing on intensive research. Subjects include skeletal bone, muscular structure and the imagery of fashion photography. They are quirky, interesting, funky, fun and always eye-catching.
Often, prosthetic limbs and super-accentuated body part proportions tie the pieces together, bringing to mind the surreal imagery of anime and the comic strip depictions of superheroes and heroines. He skillfully uses leather, brass, and stainless steel to provide stark contrasts with the warm texture of the wood.
His images are ‘graphic’ to say the least, revealing his training in that aspect of the visual arts and his finely carved timber works are detailed superbly, technically very refined and sophisticated curiosities.
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John Morris – Opening drinks – Saturday, 31 August 2013 from 3-5 pm at Lethbridge Gallery, 136 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington Qld – Exhibition runs 30 August – 12 September 2013