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Morgan Earl


Liquid Mirrors

A solo presentation of work by Morgan Earl.

Opening reception will be Thursday, July 22, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Morgan Earl will debut a dramatic new series of large format images exploring his fascination with the enigmatic qualities of water at a new show at the Leonardo Gallery in Yorkville. The opening reception will be held on Thursday July 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. "My goal here is to achieve abstraction and realism within a single image," says Earl, who with his 200 mm Nikon lens traveled from Muskoka to St. Tropez, from Yorkville to Cannes, Bahamas to Tuscany, in pursuit of the liquid light fantastic. What sets apart Earl’s visual style is his unrestrained application of vibrant colours which he has extruded from the original image to carry the subtext of emotion. His subjects range widely wherever he finds water – an urban canal, a vast lagoon, an ancient market square, a yacht basin and his favorite rivers of Muskoka. The results are a startling feast for the eyes. Earl sees each work as ‘a short story whose character and locale are intertwined so that the viewer may add their own interpretation’. From there he applies an originally conceived digital process and Chromira printing technique to bring forward powerful and sumptuous colours. The finished prints, which range up to 48 inches square, are then backed onto an aluminum substrate and a high gloss laminate is applied for sheen and permanency.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Artist’s Statement: Earth is apparently the only water planet in the known universe yet we take water for granted, waste and pollute it.

Through my art, I pay humble homage to this most ubiquitous of earth’s elements and its infinite and unpredictable images, some of which may inspire more respect for it and its vulnerability.

Water is our lifeblood. It is so unique, and so profound, its miraculous properties are still awaiting to be discovered. As Leonardo da Vinci observed "Water is the driving force of all nature.”