Valdosta State University College of Arts, Department of Art & Design
Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery
VSU Fine Arts Building
Corner of Brookwood and N. Oak Streets
Paintings by Julia Morrisroe
September 18-October 6
Artist Gallery Talk: 5PM
Reception: Monday, September 18, 6-7:30pm
Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:30pm, Friday: 8:30am-3pm
Contact: Julie Bowland, Gallery Director, 229.333.5835, email@example.com
The Dedo Maranville Fines Arts Gallery is pleased to welcome Julia Morrisroe, a Gainesville, Florida based artist, and Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting at University of Florida, for a solo exhibition of her colorful, abstract paintings. Morrisroe holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Fine Arts from University of Washington. She has exhibited her creative research throughout the United States and abroad. Her work was included in the national traveling exhibition “Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for the New Generation” which originated at Carnegie Mellon University, (PA). Morrisroe’s site-specific projects have been commissioned at Purdue University, Bakehouse Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University and SPACES, and South Bend Museum of Art (IN).
Morrisroe says of her paintings: My paintings don’t hold secrets or grand revelations; they are not puzzles to be solved. My paintings are open conversations with myself about our oceans of imagery and with the history of painting. They are places where I can launch formal elements and materials so a viewer can slip from an edge, stumble across a smear of paint or fall into a tangle of lines and feel the tension or release. My work seeks to hold the visual noise still and locate an instant in which all that activity coalesces and locates an opening within the tradition of painting.