Richard Allen Morris / MCASD


Friday, Jun 21, 2019-Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 at MCASD Downtown

"Art International (Pages I-59, Sept. 20/1961)" (1961)

Many of the paintings in the exhibition are from MCASD’s permanent collection.

There are three galleries of his paintings. One is just faces.

I hung out with Richard for a while before the opening, sneaking some photos. He was a good sport about it.

Hampton was a good sport about it too. 

In 1980, Richard Allen Morris constructed a body of sculptural totems out of splintered wood debris that he gathered from a demolished building near his studio in downtown San Diego. The group of 39 sculptures was presented at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art (now the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego) at its downtown annex on G Street as part of the  artist’s mid-career survey in 1988.

More like a Forest: Paintings and Sculptures by Richard Allen Morris reprises that sculptural installation, presenting the complete series in MCASD Downtown’s Strauss Gallery. Morris stored the sculptures at his Golden Hill studio until 2018, when urban redevelopment forced him to relocate.... MCASD

Richard Allen Morris with Giacometti’s Door

1980, wood and metal, 79 X 6 X 5 in.. Photo: Mary Kristen and Anna O’Cain. Exhibition brochure for Richard Allen Morris: A Sense of Place, Mandeville Gallery, University of California San Diego, February 27 – March 27, 1988 and La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art Downtown, April 16 – July 3, 1988.

Source: MCASD