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Morgan Sims

Sim's recent geometric paintings start with ideas explored by 1970s hard-edge Op Art.

The distressed works provide an alternative to the pristine surfaces and clean solids of the pure Op Art tradition. They are modified and enhanced by the use of distressed and organically worked surfaces. Like his predecessors, he starts with a simple, geometric-shaped, linen canvas, and generates a dimensional illusion with line and color. Sims then avoids the temptation to seek perfection, instead introducing layers of striated color and texture that highlight a tension between the underlying geometry and the propensity towards decay of all physical objects.

The line works are studies in impure line work. Like the distressed paintings, they add a hand made quaility to the "perfection" of the geomtery; making them emotional as well as rational.

The drip 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 works are concerned with the interaction of light, space, and color.

New: Limited edition signed giclee prints and open edition signed Poster prints.

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Prints

PyritePRINT

Pyrite
Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper
Editon of 20, signed and numbered
Paper 15.35 x 17", image 13.5 x 15.5"
2017
$175

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HedgePRINT

Hedge
Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper
Editon of 20, signed and numbered
Paper 16.25 x 16", image 15 x 15"
2017
$175

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InterferencePRINT

Interference
Digital Poster Print on Prodigital Silk Text Paper
Open Edition, signed
Paper 13.25 x 13", image 12 x 12"
2017
$49

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Paintings

zigzag

Zig Zag
Acrylic on Linen
18 x 18"
2016
$1,800


Cascade

Cascade
Acrylic on Linen
28 x 28"
2016
$2,500


Freeze

Freeze
Acrylic on Linen
28 x 28"
2015
$2,500


Pyrite

Pyrite
Acrylic on Linen
31.5 x 36"
2016
$3,500


Harlequin

Harlequin
Acrylic on Linen
35 x 36.5"
2015
$3,500


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Chase
Acrylic on Linen
25 x 25"
2015
$2,500

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Diamond
Acrylic on Linen
33 x 30"
2015
$3,000

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Glacier
Acrylic on Linen
28 x 36.5"
2015
On Hold

Interference

Interference
Acrylic on Linen
60 x 60"
2015
$5,000


reel

Reel
Acrylic on Linen
33 x 34"
2016
$3,000


Skeleton

Skeleton
Acrylic on Linen
36 x 42"
2016
$3,500


Palace

Palace
Acrylic on Linen
30 x 24"
2016
$2,400


parallax

Parallax
Acrylic on Linen
30 x 38"
2016
$3,000


PretzelPacman

Pretzel (Pacman)
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 30"
2016
$2,700


StrawberryPacman

Strawberry (Pacman)
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 30"
2016
$2,700


ApplePacman

Apple (Pacman)
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 30"
2016
$2,700


BananaPacman

Banana (Pacman)
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 30"
2016
$2,700


CherriesPacman

Cherries (Pacman)
Acrylic on Linen
30 x 30"
2016
$2,700


Chromium

Chromium
Acrylic on Canvas
72 x 72"
2016
$6,500


Hedge

Hedge
Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 60"
2015
$4,000


Cherry

Cherry
Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 60"
2014
$4,000


bluedaiquiri

Blue Daiquiri
Acrylic on Canvas
28 x 28"
2013
$2,500


Moon

Moon
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 30"
2013
$2,700


pine

Pine
Acrylic on Canvas
72 x 72"
2010
$6,000


Neon

Star

Star
Neon
24 x 24"
2015
$2,500


rocket

Rocket
Neon
84 x 60 x 60"
2013
$8,500


Palisade

Palisade
Neon
60 x 60 x 84"
2012
$8,500


Pile1

Pile
Neon
8 x 36 x 36"
2010
$8,500