Things As They Are
A solo exhibition by Morgan Rose Free
On View: March 1st to March 29th
Opening Reception: Friday March 1st 7-10 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday March 17th 2 pm
Things As They Are invites you on a reimagined walk through the city, flipping and exaggerating perceptions of the ordinary. Here, the sky is at your feet while sidewalk blocks are brought onto the wall, encouraging deliberate observation and bodily awareness. The many moods of the sky are punctuated while reclaiming the visual plane in which one would usually engage in to look down at your phone. Meanwhile, compositions of things discarded gain elevated value through a playful reimagining of material and scale. Trash becomes seductive and evocative by turning single-use plastics into precious art objects, echoing a concern for the natural environment and urging viewers to consider common detritus with permanence and agency. With an obvious reverence for the forgotten and tossed aside, Things As They Are does not present things as they actually are, but as they ought be considered; grand and beautiful.