James Morrison

I have largely been inspired by the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and identify with his vision of transporting art from out of the white cube and merging it with daily life.  I am interested in bridging the gap between the commercial art market and consumerist culture, and have deliberately chosen to manifest my work in formats that are ephemeral, disposable, and self-destructive in nature.  Typically, many of my works do not have concrete dimensions, are destroyed after they are exhibited, or the only record of them is the take-one object or documentation of the piece.  Conceptually, this relates to the ideas that I am interested in, with exploring themes such as consumerism, commercialism, masculinity, sexuality, gender, and identity.

– J. Morrison

James Morrison, “aids: MADE IN U.S.A.”, 2010 screenprints