a solo exhibition by Paige Lizbeth morris @ dvaa
Exhibition Runs: September 20th - August 1st, 2017
public Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 20th, 5-7pm
About the exhibition:
Through the examination of a media-saturated society that portrays women in an endless search for intimacy, Morris aims to raise questions on the personal effects of romanticizing matrimony. Inspired by gender specific stereotypes in present day monogamous relationships and the consideration and introspection of her own experiences, Morris’ work confronts the viewer about the relevance of society’s conditioned stance on traditional marriage through narrative. Her objects and installations comprised of glass, found object and mixed media tell stories of love, loss, hope, and regret. Intimate objects and forms develop significant meanings for individuals when afflicted by romantic love. These artifacts represent the pulsing rush of longing, and consequently, the hushed emotions that one finds themselves consumed by when looking for love. Intrusive thoughts through obsessive meditation of our beloved, loss of appetite, and sleeplessness are direct results of love’s overwhelming sensations. Romantic love is a need, a craving. Surrounded by various shades of pinks and kitsch adornment, we are invited to explore the transient state of romantic love paired with the idea of classic girlhood daydreams of matrimony. The interaction with these novel experiences give thought to how society’s projections affect our own perception of romance.
About the Artist:
Paige Lizbeth Morris considers memories of her adolescence with her present day identity to tell stories about love, loss, and regret. She works experimentally; using processes based off of traditional mold making and kiln casting techniques to create works that reveal the power of objects and activate familiar feelings. She is curious about the media’s portrayal of women in intimate settings and how those projections effect our own perception of romance.
Paige received her BFA in Glass from Tyler School of Art in 2012. She has studied at Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, and Pittsburgh Glass Center under scholarship. Paige is a recipient of the Jack Malis Glass Award and Temple University's Creative Arts, Research and Scholarship Grant in support of a solo exhibition in 2012. After undergrad, she was the Sculpture Emerging Artist in Residence at Millersville University in Lancaster, PA and is featured in New Glass Review, 34, 2013. Paige is an adjunct at Salem Community College and Tyler School of Art. She currently resides in Philadelphia where she has a private studio.