Glasgow

Victoria Morton, Broken Waveform, 2019, oil on canvas, 98 3⁄8 × 90 5⁄8".

Victoria Morton, Broken Waveform, 2019, oil on canvas, 98 3⁄8 × 90 5⁄8".

Victoria Morton

The Modern Institute | Osborne Street

In comparison to Victoria Morton’s past exhibitions (her 2010 solo show at Inverleith House in Edinburgh, for example), the paintings in this presentation, “Treat Fever with Fever,” felt less schizophrenic, less overtly agitated by implicit figuration. They were also unaccompanied by the installation elements and photography often associated with Morton’s oeuvre. The works, all oil on canvas or linen and varying dramatically in scale, were sensitively installed so as to bring out the formal relations among them and command attention to detail. Each painting retains a strong sense of the hand or body’s movement when producing a mark and of the concentration paid to the weight and attitude of each application. Morton displays great range, from the unfinished vitality of the lilac-and-yellow patterning in Girlhood, 2019, to the bleeding edges and rainbow palette of The Opening Sex, 2019.

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