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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.

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TrumpToast

Trump Toast
Acrylic on Canvas
21 x 23.5"
2016
$2,000


Cascade

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


Freeze

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


zigzag

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


Pyrite

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


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

item2

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

item3

Glacier
Acrylic on Linen
28 x 36.5"
2015
$3,000

Harlequin

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


Interference

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


Orb

Orb
Acrylic on Linen
32 x 32"
2016
$3,000


Palace

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


parallax

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


Skeleton

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


reel

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


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


PretzelPacman

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


StrawberryPacman

Strawberry (Pacman)
Acrylic on Canvas
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


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