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Bethel Artspace Hosts Exhibit By Local Artist Michael Morris

Bethel artist Michael Morris enjoys a cigar at the beach. Photo Credit: Contributed
Bethel artist Michael Morris is having an exhibit at Artspace. Photo Credit: artistmichaelmorris.com

BETHEL, Conn. -- Bethel Arts will host Michael Morris' exhibit through April 10 at the Artspace, 91 Greenwood Ave., Bethel.

Morris is a painter, sculptor and graphic designer. His work has appeared in several group shows and solo exhibits. He won awards at Silvermine “Art of the Northeast” and “Contemporary Visions” at the University of Bridgeport.

Gallery hours are 3-6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.

Morris, originally from Jersey City, N.J., is a painter, sculptor and graphic designer. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education and Yale University with a Bachelors and a Masters of Fine Art in sculpture.

His work has appeared in several group shows, solo exhibits at Westport Art Center, in Bethel and South Norwalk, showing his large-scale Massurrealist paintings. He won awards at Silvermine “Art of the Northeast” and “Contemporary Visions” at the University of Bridgeport.

He has earned a living as a graphic designer/art director for many years, withi a wide range of clients, including Beech Aircraft, NBC, Dos Equis, HBO, General Cigar, and PEZ.

Morris kept painting and recently returned to sculpture; working in a geometric/abstract framework that continues to explore the concepts of vibrational energy in all things.

Morris is an originator of the Massurrealist Art movement, an art form rooted in the interplay between mass media, pop art, contemporary culture and Surrealist imagery. The term was coined by artist, James Seehafer.

This movement combines visual icons from the outer world (what we call reality) and the inner world (the surreal, the venue of the subconscious), including the big mass/weight we feel and attribute to our emotions, thoughts and dreams.

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