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Solo show: Brandon Morse: High Pressure System (over)

15 January 2011 until 5 March 2011
  Brandon Morse: High Pressure System
Brandon Morse A Charged Shape (video still) 2010, single channel video on blu-ray

1358-60 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
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Conner Contemporary Art is pleased to present two concurrent solo exhibitions featuring painted sculptural assemblages by Cordy Ryman and real-time generative digital work by Brandon Morse.

In "High Pressure System," his third solo exhibition with the gallery, Brandon Morse presents a series of new real-time generative digital videos examining large scale naturally occurring phenomena. The chaos and complexity of climatic and geological events continually inspire Morse to apply sets of variables to create imagery-producing systems which he considers as analogues to human sociological conditions.

"For this exhibition, I've created a series of pieces in which these forces serve as allegory for the weather of the human state: explosive, inherently unstable, often at odds with itself and always seemingly on the edge of self-destruction," Morse explains.

The artist builds coded systems with computer software, setting in place turbulent conditions to generate virtual ecosystems that appear to exist in a constant state of flux. Morse's manipulations result in visualizations of volatile processes as they happen.

Light points conjoin and disperse in "A Charged Shape," adjusting repeatedly to random unseen forces. In "Amblyopia" (i.e., lazy eye, or inability to see details), competing cloud-shaped forms alternately emerge and expand until they are churned under and subsumed by mysterious pressures. Perturbing the balance between creation and destruction, Morse invites us to enter new pictorial microcosms as they unfold in real time before our eyes.

Morse has recently exhibited in "abstract abstract - the systematized world," NODE10 Festival, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany and "Everywhere You Come From," TorinOver '08, Palafukas, Torino, Italy.

There will be an opening reception Saturday, January 15th from 6 to 8 pm. Artist in attendance.

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