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After Portland Fine Art’s great success last year at the AAF in NYC, they are attending again this May with two new artists. Sculptor Lawrence Morrell and painter Gary Reddick will join K Silve for a dynamic trio. These three distinctly different artists have a thread that weaves between them.
Morrell’s innovative sculptures describe reimagined life forms in luminous and intricately textured glass. He is preoccupied by the new science of synthetic biology. Similar to the way scientists may reengineer an organism’s function by rearranging it’s genetic structure, he reorganizes images from the natural world using computers. His fused and carved sculptures are informed by these images describing a refined surface of dense and organic textures in this solid yet translucent material. Taking it a step further, he floats multiple sculptures on top of one another. The visual interaction between these life forms references the positive and negative aspects of this new and controversial science.More