Monday, February 2, 2015

The Virtual Archive: Mali Morris

From Absorb to Zoom: An Alphabet of Actions in the Women's Art Library, my site-specific installation of digital prints with content derived from the Women's Art Library, will be on view at Goldsmiths College from 2 - 30 March, 2015.

In  tandem with the project, I am inviting selected artists with documentation in the WAL archive to send me images of recent work to feature on this project blog. 

Painter Mail Morris explores the expressive language of painting in her concentrated abstractions. Here, in a letter to a friend, she describes her visual interests:  

"...The interest I felt in the history of sign-language, and in the early developments in film-editing -- how that led to cinematic space -- are about the same thing, I think; to put it crudely, what I found inspiring in reading about them was the account of how the dynamics of space in each activity were pragmatically explored, and how this was discovered to be expressive, and communicative, -- all this through continuing physical engagement in the action (practice) itself. This is all very personal. It coincides with my own memories of first grasping the complexities of being in the world spatially, and how, in painting, through different means, as long as one is responsive to pictorial space, there is a constant re-encountering of this."

Crossings (Small) 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 25.5 x 31 cm   

Dark Rose Gold, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 45 cm

Wishpool, 2013, Acrylic on paper, 15 x 21 cm (40 x 51 cm in frame)    

"...Colour in painting brings with it the possibility of constructing luminosity, -- not an illusionistic depiction of illumination and shade, but an actual source of particular light. Light makes space apparent, and space in painting is always on the move, as the eye moves through it, even though the painting itself is still."

Crossings, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 45 cm    

Glide, 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 150 cm

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