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Chapter Arts Centre: Alex Gene Morrison – New Dawn - Curated by Elena Schmitz - 23 June 2008 to 10 Aug 2008

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23 June 2008 to 10 Aug 2008

Opening times: Monday – Sunday 10am–9pm
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Alex Gene Morrison
LikeFliesRoundShit, 2007
Still from digital video, courtesy the artist
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Assembly: Art in the Bar

Alex Gene Morrison – New Dawn
Curated by Elena Schmitz

Exhibition: Monday 23 June – Sunday 10 August 2008
Opening times: Monday – Sunday 10am–9pm


The works of Alex Gene Morrison lure us into a world of slick and slimy mutant creatures, of colourful landscapes featuring melting heads, rotten carcasses and giant flies. Morrison has been described in The Guardian as an ‘acid punk artist’ and his multi-layered references flip us from anxiety to ecstasy and from melancholy to horror; often leaving us feeling narcotised.

Morrison’s paintings, collages and animations are bound together by a hypnotic aesthetic that is equally seductive and repulsive, evoking powerful human emotions such as desire, fear, disgust and wonder. A sensation of searching for something yet unknown that may provide enlightenment runs through the work.

This exhibition continues our successful ‘Assembly: Art in the Bar’ programme and will be the first in our temporary Café/Bar in Chapter’s Stiwdio, located here for the duration of Chapter’s redevelopment until mid 2009.


Biography
Born in Birmingham in 1975, Morrison graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Painting in 2002. Solo exhibitions have included ‘Alex Gene Morrison, New Video Work’, Moot, Nottingham, 2008; ‘Adrift’, The Fishmarket, Northampton, 2007; ‘Vile Lure’, Rockwell Gallery, London, 2006 and ‘Search and Destroy’, Rosy Wild Gallery, London, 2004.

His work has also been shown in numerous national and international group exhibitions, including ‘Icon’, Primo Alonso Gallery, London, 2008; ‘Nativity’, 39, London, 2007; ‘Upcoming – Gire and Gimble’, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London, 2007; ‘Upcoming – Nature and Society’, Dubrovnik Museums, Croatia, 2007; ‘Visions at the Nunnery’, The Nunnery, London, 2007; ‘Artists Choice’, Leisure Club, Mogadishni, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006; ‘10th Planet’, Bermondsey , London, 2006; ‘Fuckin Brilliant’, Tokyo Wondersite, Tokyo, Japan, 2005; ‘Hydrophobia’, Zinger Presents, Netherlands, 2005; ‘New London Kicks’, Wooster Projects, New York, USA, 2005 and ‘Zoo Art Fair’, London, 2004.

The artist lives and works in London.





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