• Morris Graves

    Foster / White Gallery

    Morris Graves’ exhibition consisted of a selection of paintings done between 1944 and 1982 and large still lifes completed in 1986. All of the latter were done in tempera on paper. In contrast to the earlier works’ modulated color, and their calligraphic stylizations inspired by Asian art, the recent still lifes are imaginative compositions in which bright bursts of color are deployed against a delicate ground or backdrop. Whereas the selection of earlier work offered few surprises, the recent work clearly represents an important departure. For the first time in his career, Graves no longer

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