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Frank Morrison Opening Reception: "Urban Restoration" Exhibition

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Richard Beavers Gallery

408 Marcus Garvey Boulevard

Brooklyn, NY 11216

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Frank Morrison
"Urban Restoration"
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Exhibition Dates:
December 16, 2017 - January 28, 2018
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Opening Reception
Saturday, December 16, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm

ARTIST STATEMENT 2017
My work dignifies the evolution of everyday, underrepresented people and places within the urban landscape. I seek to both highlight and preserve the soul of the city through the lens of hip-hop culture and urban iconography. The rhythmic gesture and movement within my work balances the often gritty and decayed surfaces with vibrancy and authenticity. - Frank Morrison


ARTIST BIO 2017
Frank Morrison (b. 1971) started his journey as a graffiti artist in New Jersey, tagging walls with spray paint. However, it was the opportunity to tour with music artist Sybil as a breakdancer, an influential high school art teacher, and a visit to the Louvre Museum in Paris that opened him up to new artistic and creative avenues.

Morrison strives to capture people as they are, translating emotions through his paintings and leaving a memoir of our life and times today. His work depicts African-American livelihood in a way that is both familiar and comforting to those who often feel histories have been forgotten and culture has been usurped.

Morrison’s work has been featured at various art festivals and institutions from Art Basel weekend, including the Scope Miami and Red Dot art fairs, to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. His most recent solo exhibitions include “Graffiti” (2014) and "Coney Island” (2015), both at Richard Beavers Gallery.

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