Mali Morris: Calling
20 September – 22 December 2023
Ikon announces its Winter 2023 exhibition with British artist Mali Morris.
Mali Morris has been exploring the possibilities of abstract painting for over 50 years. Her recent paintings create visual arenas, where colour moves through space and space moves through colour. Glowing circles call to each other across painted structures that are both fluid and geometric.
Calling features paintings by Morris from the past 25 years. They show her rethinking the role of gesture within abstract painting, with layers of colour creating luminous spaces, visually clear but full of precisely judged ambiguities. Morris’ first solo exhibition was held at Ikon Gallery, John Bright Street, in 1979.
Image 1: Mali Morris, Second Stradella (2016).
Acrylic on canvas, 198 x 214 cm. Image courtesy the artist.