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SELECTED WORKS BY Ivan Morley

A True Tale
Ivan Morley
A True Tale

2006

Thread on canvas

271.8 x 99.1 cm
Ivan Morley describes his paintings as “poetic myth objects”. Drawing from the Wild West ancestry of his hometown in California, Morley’s works – which range from folk-style illustration to full-fledged abstraction – combine fact and more than a little historical embellishment in their narrative motifs. Using such unorthodox materials as thread, glass, fabric, batik, soap, and KY Jelly, Morley uses the associative and ‘make do’ qualities of his media to give authenticity to his work as handcrafted ‘artefacts’. Morley’s A True Tale is a monumental embroidered wall-hanging. Depicting an ‘impressionistic’ view of a romantic frontier landscape through home-craft, Morley draws upon the connotations of the American sublime, his painting becoming an inspiring testimony to heartfelt endeavour and heartland chintz.
Tehachepi (Sic)
Ivan Morley
Tehachepi (Sic)

2009

Oil, wax, KY Jelly, thread and dye on linen

145 x 135 cm
Tehachepi (sic)
Ivan Morley
Tehachepi (sic)

2006

Oil and cotton over aluminum panel

238.8 x 116.8 cm
Ivan Morley’s Tehachepi takes its title from the name of a small town near Fresno California, in which a ranch was recently purchased to be the site of a Norbertine convent; a true contemporary story, which in Morley’s hands harks back to the days of untamed savage territories yet to be conquest. Rendered over the lustrous sheen of aluminium sheeting, Morley’s abstract pattern is made from cloth and oil paint. Rendered with comic detail, each round form is given anthropomorphic effect. Idiosyncratic and naïve, his TexMex coloured swatches flock in huddled congregation, each an intrinsic, yet individual value of the whole.






Other artists in
Artists in future exhibitions

Dawit Abebe    Markus Amm    Helene Appel    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Michael Bauer    Diann Bauer    Dan Bayles    Whitney Bedford    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Eduardo Berliner    Katherine Bernhardt    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Jean-François Boclé    Shannon Bool    Armand Boua    Gabriella Boyd    Matti Braun    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Jelena Bulajic    Alida Cervantes    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Inez de Coo    Jessica Craig-Martin    Alexandre da Cunha    Ana Cvorovic    Dexter Dalwood    Ian Davis    Nicholas Dedics    Tomory Dodge    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    Annabel Emson    Carlos Noronha Feio    Dee Ferris    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    Noémie Goudal    Joanne Greenbaum    Hilary Harnischfeger    Kati Heck    Patrick Hill    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    Elliot Hundley    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Diego Mendoza Imbachi    Merlin James    Tillman Kaiser    Alice Könitz    Ian Kiaer    Terence Koh    John Korner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    Andrea Lehmann    Juliette Losq    Christina Mackie    Jill Mason    Jorge Mayet    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Lucy McKenzie    Martin McMurray    Robert Melee    Aleksandra Mir    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Yasumasa Morimura    Luisa Mota    Nick Nowicki    Matt O'dell    Alejandro Ospina    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Marius Pfannenstiel    Arthur Prior    Laure Prouvost    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Stefan Sandner    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Macrae Semans    Conrad Shawcross    Jamie Shovlin    Agathe Snow    Martina Steckholzer    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Caroline Walker    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Garth Weiser    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Paula Wilson    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers     Yeesookyung    Haeri Yoo

Ivan Morley's BIOGRAPHY

Ivan Morley
Born in 1966, Burbank, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2013
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2011
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2010
Kimmerich, New York

2007
Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Dusseldorf

2006
Patrick Painter, Inc, Santa Monica

2005
Patrick Painter, Inc, Santa Monica

2004
Bernier/Eliades, Athes

2003
Patrick painter, Inc, Santa Monica

2002
Essor Galllery, London

2001
Frehrking Wiesehoefer, Cologne

1998
George’s, Los Angeles


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2014
Abstract America Today, Saatchi Gallery, London

2012
Text Textile Texture, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin

2011
Painting Expanded, curated by Renee Coppola, Phyllis Lally, Emily Ruotolo, and Scot Surdez, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

2010
The Artist’s Museum, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Monchengladbach, Germany, September 13 - November 15
Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2009
Das Gespinst, Die Sammlung Schurmann zu Besuch im Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany

2008
Group Show, My Generation, Peres Projects, Patrick Painter , and Reiner Opoku, Art Cologne Fair.

2007
Imagination Becomes Reality, Part IV: Borrowed Images, Sammlung-Goetz, Munich, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art Karlsruhe
L.A. Desire (Part I), Curated by Wilhelm Schurmann, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Dusseldorf

2006
Painting in Tongues, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Imagination Becomes Reality, Part IV: Borrowed Images, Sammlung Goetz, Munich

2005
Plip, Plip, Plippity, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Ab Ovo, Cartelle Gallery, Marina del Rey, CA; Rolf Ricke, Cologne; Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco; Angstrom Gallery, Texas

2004
Looking at Painting II, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany

2003
Ivan Morley, Christian Schumann, Jim Shaw, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica
Gibt’s Mich Wirklich, works from the Gaby and Wilhelm Schurmann Collection-K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf

2002
Galerie Ghislane Hussenot, Paris, France
Startkapital, K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf

2001
22nd Annual Benefit Art Auction, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles

2000
Paintland, organized by Terry R. Myers, Lemon Sky Project Space, Hollywood

1998
Group Show, Gallery 207, Los Angeles

1997
Buffet, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas
Shooting Gallery, Harm Reduction Central – Clean Needles Now, Los Angeles

1996
Resonances: Visions of Echo Park, Centro del Pueblo, Los Angeles

1993
Project Box, Los Angeles
Clean Needles Now, Santa Monica

1992
FAR Bazaar, Foundation for Art Resources, Los Angeles
L.A.C.E., L.A.C.P.S., Act-Up Benefit, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles