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Morgan Sims

Sim's newest paintings start with ideas explored by 1970s hard-edge Op Art. His alternative to the pristine surfaces and clean solids of this tradition 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 older paintings (pre-2015) 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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Chase
Acrylic on Linen
25 x 25"
2015
$2,500

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

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Diamond
Acrylic on Linen
33 x 30"
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


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


Daiquiri

Daiquiri
Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 60"
2013
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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


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Pile
Neon
8 x 36 x 36"
2010
$8,500