Jul 13th 2013

Morgan Sims: Paintings and Neon

@ Bert Green Fine Art

8 S Michigan Ave Suite 1220 Chicago IL 60603

Opening Saturday, July 13th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, August 24th

Artists Reception Saturday July 13 5-8 pm

Closing Reception Saturday August 24 5-8 pm
Artists Talk Saturday August 24 at 6 pm

Gallery Hours Wednesday–Friday 11-6 pm, Saturday 12–5 pm

Bert Green Fine Art 8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1220, Chicago IL 60603
312-434-7544, http://bgfa.us
Download Press Release and Hi Resolution Images at http://bgfa.us/press.html

Bert Green Fine Art is pleased to present our first solo show by California born, Chicago-based artist Morgan Sims.

Morgan Sims makes paintings and neon sculptures which playfully manipulate color and light.

Sims’ paintings process and distort symbols and images into near abstraction, retaining just enough of the image to retain a rudimentary recognition. He thoughtfully extends the reach of methods such as pixillation, halftoning, and patterning through manual means which humanizes the painting so that there is a warmth and handmade quality.

Sims’ neon sculptures extend these manipulations into three dimensions, using both spatial expansion and constraints to define presence. The bright colors of the glowing tubes of neon light pulse with life and subtle movement. Their shapes, made by bending and shaping the glass, emphasizing the handmade while remaining fully contemporary.

There will be an Artists reception on Saturday, July 13 from 5-8 pm (the artist will be present), and a Closing reception on Saturday, August 24 from 5–8 pm, with an Artist’s talk by Morgan Sims at 6 pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday–Friday 11–6 and Saturday 12-5, or by appointment at other times.

All gallery events are free and open to the public. Additional exhibition information, press releases and high resolution images may be found at the gallery website at http://bgfa.us.

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