Mushrooms, furniture, and patterns proliferate in Nooks and Corners, Vancouver-based artist Alex Morrison’s new exhibition, opening January 28th at the Contemporary Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver.
Morrison’s work spans drawing, painting, video, sculpture, and installation. Among themes central to his practice — subcultures, activism, rebellion — the artist investigates the history of domestic architecture. In recent work, paintings include domestic interiors with decorative patterns, from wallpaper to carpet to floor tiles. Furniture depicted translate into ceramic sculptural works, including planters, lanterns, and mantle pieces.