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    Art Brokerage: Joel Morrison American Artist: b. 1976. Joel Morrison (b. 1976, Seattle, Washington) is an American sculptor based in Los Angeles. He is best known for his composite sculpture, often constructed from found objects that are cast in fiberglass or high-polish stainless steel. Morrison was raised in Seattle, Washington. He received a BA in English Literature from Central Washington University and his MFA in sculpture from Claremont Graduate University in California. Morrison’s sculpture draws upon art historical reference and popular culture. Pairing quotations from various genres of art with common items and detritus – plastic bottles, weather balloons, plaster busts, shopping carts, light bulbs and bubble wrap – he reorients objects from everyday life by integrating them into themes of Pop, Surrealism and Classicism. Morrison uses a myriad of technical processes to create cast stainless steel sculptures with bright, high polished surfaces that reflect the object's surroundings. Morrison’s work has been exhibited internationally and is included in numerous public and private collections worldwide. In 2006, he was a featured artist in the California Biennial held at the Orange County Museum of Art, as well as a participant in the critically acclaimed Thing Exhibition at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. In 2010, he was featured in Six Solos at the Wexner Center for the Arts. His numerous other group and solo exhibitions have been at venues throughout the world including the Kolbe Museum, Berlin; Haus Am Waldsee Museum, Berlin; and Santa Monica Museum of Art. Almine Rech Gallery in Brussels hosted a solo exhibition or Morrison's work in 2012. Gagosian Gallery represents Joel Morrison and has held solo exhibitions of Morrison's work in Beverly Hills (2008), New York at Madison Avenue (2011), and Hong Kong (2012). Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.

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