Exhibitions


Inspired by the modern works of Armand, Cesar and Chamberlain, he embarked on a similar path with his series of the art of deconstruction.  Using comic books as the medium, Morris deconstructs and artistically reinvents the comic book into multi-dimensional colorful and textural pieces of art.   From a distance, one sees a mass of bright colors and waves of patterns.   As one traverses around the art, intriguing and surprising shadows are seen.  Upon closer inspection,  a story unfolds as the images of super heroes and characters of the comic book can be seen flying, struggling, and climbing in small fragments and vignettes. Word bubbles from the comic book text are carefully selected and are clearly visible throughout the pieces.

Morris named his comic construction series “Searching for Heroes.” This theme evolved from man’s fascination for "super heroes" who fight the evils and wrong-doing in a world of indifference and chaos.  In our culture, this theme exists not only in comic books but also in early radio adventure series and old Western movies.  The popularity of this theme continues today in the remake of such movies as Batman, Spiderman and Captain America, to name a few.  “There are a multitude of heroes in every facet of life," said Morris. "Many are well known to us all, however in reality, the vast majority of current day heroes operate incognito as the common man, who diligently strives to help their fellow man and society on a daily basis. They do their work quietly in a dedicated fashion without fanfare, reward, or recognition. These are the real heroes in the world and they live inside us all.”

Awards & Recognition

Don Morris Contemporary

MODERN Comic Art

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ABOUT THE ARTIST​

A retired plastic surgeon,  Morris has been interested in contemporary art all of his life. An ardent art collector, he has chaired the contemporary art and acquisition committee at a major museum and has been involved in numerous gallery and museum activities for decades.


Morris has created works of art throughout his life using various mediums.  After retiring from his surgical practice in 2002, Morris decided to put his refined artistic skills to use as a full-time artist.  Morris is represented in several prestigious art galleries in the United States and abroad and has quickly risen to international recognition.  His art is represented also in many solo and multiple exhibitions and his art is in numerous major collections worldwide.

Press

Press


SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: 'Touring Art Havens, Old and New', November 23, 2016

http://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/centralcoasting/article/Touring-art-havens-old-and-new-10632863.php?ipid=gsa-sfgate-result#photo-11820593


ARTLA E-MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2015 ISSUE:
http://www.artla.com/magazine.php?utm_source=ArtLA+Magazine_February+2015&utm_campaign=ArtLA+Magazine_February+2015&utm_medium=email


ART DAILY
http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=62515#.UZ5hYustcfI


ARTLA E-MAGAZINE JUNE 2013 ISSUE: http://www.artla.com/Uploads/Magazine/Documents/1369778514_Artla_Magazine_June_2013.pdf


ARTWEEK LA DECEMBER 2011 ISSUE

Don Morris: The Art of Deconstruction through January 16 at Michael Lord Gallery, Palm Springs

http://artweek.la/issue/december-12-2011/article/don-morris-the-art-of-deconstruction


Huffington Post blog | Here's what we are featuring on our Huffington Post blog, This Artweek.LA, for the week of December 12 - 18.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-bush/the-art-of-giving-this-ar_b_1146177.html



HOUSTON, TEXAS

Larua Rathe Fine Art

Dreamweaver

December 1, 2018 - December 12, 2018


OSHKOSH MUSEUM

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

The Art of the Geel

February 13, 2018 - May 13, 2018


NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Affordable Art Fair

September 2017


MIAMI, FL

Red Dot Miami

November 30 - December 4, 2016


HAMBURG, GERMANY

Affordable Art Fair

November 10 - 13, 2016


NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Art on Paper Fair

March 3 - 6, 2016


BORREGO SPRINGS, CA

Casa Del Zoro

Winter Spring 2016


BASEL, SWITZERLAND SCOPE 2014
ARTERED GALLERY

December 2 - 7, 2014


MY HERO II 

ELISA CONTEMPORARY ART

September 11 - November 1, 2014


AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
New York, NY

September 25 - 29, 2014

COMIC CON 2014
MICHAEL J. WOLF FINE ARTS
San Diego, CA
July 23 - July 27, 2014

TORONTO CANADA LOVE ART FAIR
TORONTO CANADA
May 7 - 11, 2014

Bergamot Arts Station Complex
Santa Monica, CA
September 7 - November 1,  2013

ELISA CONTEMPORARY ART
Riverdale, NY  10471
May 10 - November 1,  2013

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
New York NY
October 3 - 6, 2013

HOUSTON FINE ARTS FAIR
George R. Brown Convention Center
September 19- 22, 2013A GALLERY

BASEL, SWITZERLAND SCOPE 2013
June 10 - 16, 2013
ARTERED GALLERY

LONDON BATTERSEA ART FAIR
March 7 - 10, 2013
ARTERED GALLERY

MICHAEL H. LORD GALLERY
Solo Exhibition
December 9, 2011-February 9, 2012
Palm Springs, CA

PALM SPRINGS FINE ART FAIR
February 17 - 19, 2012
Michael H. Lord Gallery

CHICAGO SOFA SHOW
November 4 - 6, 2011
David Richard Contemporary

SANTA FE SOFA SHOW
August 5 - 8, 2011
David Richard Contemporary

SAN FRANCISCO
FINE ART FAIR
May 20 - 22, 2011
Westbrook Galleries

NEW YORK SOFA SHOW
April 14 - 17, 2011
David Richard Contemporary

DALLAS ART FAIR
April 8 - 10, 2011
David Richard Contemporary


INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITS REGULARLY

Arte Red Gallery