The Many Things that Fall in Between:
Recent Work by Baker Overstreet
March 1–May 19, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“In the presence of the paintings, the symmetry and the anthropomorphism recede into a none-issue, giving way to currents of paradoxical pleasure streaming off those tough, unforgiving surfaces.”
— Thomas Micchelli, hyperallergic.com, March 30, 2013
AUGUSTA, GA (NOVEMBER 2018)—The Many Things that Fall in Between: Recent Work by Baker Overstreet opens to the public Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Twenty-sixth Annual Morris Museum Morris Museum of Art Gala. The exhibition, which features twenty-five vivid abstract paintings in acrylic by artist Baker Overstreet, remains on display through May 19, 2019.
Baker Overstreet’s first solo show at the Morris Museum of Art features new paintings—in the artist’s words, “wildly colorful” works on panel—little colored jewels. Predominantly abstract, they reference many things—“ghastly hybrid animals, seductresses, deviant clowns, and many things that fall in between.” These paintings represent a new direction for the artist: “to explore the relationship between imagined figures and their abstracted surroundings.”
“Baker Overstreet is an artist whose superlative training and wide ranging personal interests have led him to develop a body of work that is skilled and distinctive. It’s a rare thing to see an artist so young find his own expressive voice with such confidence,” said Kevin Grogan, director of the Morris Museum of Art.
Overstreet, a native of Augusta, studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, before earning a master of fine arts degree at Yale University. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions, and it is widely represented in public, private, and corporate collections.
The Morris Museum of Art was founded in 1985 and opened to the public in 1992. It is the oldest museum in the country that is devoted to the art and artists of the American South. The museum’s permanent collection of five thousand works of art, dating from the late-eighteenth century to the present, represents every aspect of the region’s visual culture. The Morris is open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m. For more information about the Morris Museum of Art, visit www.themorris.org or call 706-724-7501.
Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
The Twenty-Sixth Annual Morris Museum of Art Gala.
Celebrate twenty-six fabulous years at the annual Morris Museum of Art Gala. Cochaired by Malisa Copenhaver and Brian Rhodes, this glorious event, replete with fine art, exquisite cuisine, live entertainment, dancing, and a raffle, honors artist Baker Overstreet and benefits the Morris Museum of Art. For reservations, contact Lauren Land at 706-828-3825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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