Nov 29, 2005

Suite #2: Faithful Manipulation

Suite #2: Faithful Manipulation


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Clarence Morgan

(American, b. 1950)

Lithograph, spitbite etching, and aquatint with chine collé

Sheet: 39.5 x 39.5 cm (15 9/16 x 15 9/16 in.); Image: 25.4 x 25.4 cm (10 x 10 in.)

Gift of Deborah G. and Kenneth S. Cohen 2006.70



Although Morgan began working on Suite #2 with a general idea of the outcome, each composition is largely the product of intuitive decisions. The prints were made at Highpoint Editions, a printmaking workshop in Minneapolis where Morgan found that "working in the environment of a print studio and having access to a Master Printer and print assistants allowed me to bounce ideas around . . . and make known my thoughts no matter how wacky." A free-flowing approach may seem risky, but Morgan found it thoroughly rewarding: "My artistic actions and choices are based on conceptual assumptions, which remained best slippery, elusive, and forever mutable," he said. "Despite everything, out of this mode of working come moments of absolute clarity and sublimity."

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