Patterns of Dialogue

Patterns of Dialogue

Form + Content Gallery presents Patterns of Dialogue, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Clarence Morgan and Howard Oransky. Event Website

Mar 9th - Apr 8th, 2017
Sat Mar 11th, 2017 7PM - 9PM CST
Form + Content Gallery
210 N 2nd St # 104
Minneapolis ( map )

The exhibition includes a variety of works, some large and some small, that explore ideas of pictorial structure, rhythm, imagery, and experience. Clarence Morgan and Howard Oransky have been engaged in an extended dialogue about painting and visual art for a number of years and are colleagues in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. This is their second 2-person exhibition at Form + Content Gallery, following Shared Distance in 2009.

Clarence Morgan Biography

Clarence Morgan studied painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts with continued study in painting at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Fine Arts (now renamed Penn Design). Since 1980, his work has been featured in over 100 solo exhibitions in cities across the United States and recently in China. Morgan has participated in more than 200 group exhibitions in locations such as Cleveland, Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, Minneapolis, Virginia, Texas, Beijing and Italy, among others. He has collaborated to produce one artist book project and several print projects at such places as the Tamarind Institute, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Patton Print Editions at the Anderson Ranch Art Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Oregon State University, department of art. He has received fellowships and grants from the Jerome Foundation in Minnesota (1998), Bush Foundation in Minnesota (1998), Southern Arts Federation/NEA Regional Visual Artist Fellowship (1988), MCAD/McKnight Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship, Minnesota (2000), Minnesota State Arts Board (1999), North Carolina Arts Council (1982) and Art Matters, Inc. (1990), New York. Morgan’s prints, paintings, artists’ books and works on paper can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Asheville Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art and Weisman Museum of Art as well as many private collections throughout the United States.


Howard Oransky Biography

Howard Oransky received an MFA in painting from CalArts and a BA in painting from California State University, Northridge. His work has been included in over 100 exhibitions nationally, and recently in China. Oransky has received fellowships and grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Program. His work is included in the collections of Carleton College, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Minnesota Historical Society, Walker Art Center, and the Weisman Art Museum, as well as private collections. He is a founding member of Form + Content Gallery and has a studio at Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, both in Minneapolis, where he is director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota. Oransky has served on the boards of the Midwest Art Conservation Center and the Center for Arts Criticism, and as a reviewer for the Minnesota State Arts Board.


Image: Clarence Morgan, Cancellation Theory, 2014 Acrylic, colored-pencil, ink & collage on paper, approx. 34 x 34 in. (framed)

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