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  • San Diego

    Various Venues, San Diego

    Although he’s a serious, versatile and accomplished painter, Richard Allen Morris sometimes likes to be the funny man of San Diego artists. His Gun Room at the La Jolla Museum of Art is probably the most amusing, tongue-in-cheek exhibit he’s yet put before the public. Cheerfully—and per­haps irreverently—hung by Morris him­self, the show is entirely painted (oils mostly, with some watercolor, tempera and chalk pieces) and assembled pistols, all of which point left—at another pistol.

    The paintings range from huge to tiny, with one gun for each canvas or sheet of paper. Some are displayed in rickety,

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