BEYOND the SURFACE by Gretchen Morrissey

Super happy to report that ‘Long Walk” will be heading out to St. Louis for the BEYOND the SURFACE exhibition during the Innovations in Textiles 2019 Surface Design Association conference.
On view: Sept 20-Oct. 23.

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Chihuahuan Desert Series1 by Gretchen Morrissey

The Chihuahuan Desert Series is a studied collection of mixed media installations referencing the border desert eco-region that expands through southwest Texas, Arizona and the Mexican Plateau.

Monochromatic fine lines, embossed ridges and striations are enhanced by naturals dyes (cutch, osage orange, oak gall and iron oxide to represent the high plateaus, washes, and mesas of the Chihuahuan Desert. Each panel of stratified monochromatic lines is divided by a hand-braided linen rope forming a distinct line of demarcation. 

The design process is slow and meditative…

-Hand-pulled printed and piece dyed paper-

-finely painted lines of small-batch gypsum pigment-

-hand-braided linen rope-

A slow walk through the desert sand, scree, boulders and cactus.

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ARTSPACE Print Exhibition by Gretchen Morrissey

“Bleached” hybrid print: original surface patterns, blind embossed, hand-printed silk charmeuse 22”w x 30”h gretchenmorrissey copyright 2019

“Bleached” hybrid print: original surface patterns, blind embossed, hand-printed silk charmeuse 22”w x 30”h
gretchenmorrissey copyright 2019

STRICTLY NC Upfront + Lobby // Feb 1-23 

This exhibition celebrates the work of more than 10 North Carolina based printmakers working with various styles and techniques. Artists: Joseph Cave, Andy Farcas, John Gall, Anna Kenar, Joyce Watkins King, Susan Martin, Gretchen Morrisey, Brandon Sanderson, Felicia van Bork + Eric Watercotte.

201 E Davie St, Raleigh NC // 919-821-2787 // TU-SAT,* 11am-5pm (*open until 7pm on TH + 10pm on First Friday) Artspace is a visual arts center inspiring innovation through opportunities to experience the creative process and engage with artists.