A short story by John Morse
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Group Show Opening October 21st, 7-10 pm
Among the works featured in the Kai Lin Art October group show, will be several large prints of John Morse collage including a portrait of Muhamed Ali, the American Flag and his take on Van Gogh's unnamed skull with a burning cigarette.
Solo Show Opening November 12th, 7-9 pm
Carmel Beach 2016, found paper collage, 17x14"
A successful evening raisling money for a worthy charity at Marlborough Gallery, New York, on April 15th. A print of John Morse's "Sprite Flag" was auctioned.
The New Blocks, 2016, interactive photo sculpture
Muhammad Ali, 2015, found paper collage, 40" x 50"
Untitled (angel hair flag), 2015, found paper collage, 36x24"
Branda Mangum Next Step through the Colors, 2015, quilted fabric, 8x8ft
The art of Branda Mangum, a master quilter based in Northern Florida, was exhibited in 2010 at Wm Turner gallery in Atlanta in the "Surrealist Next Door," curated by Morse. Soon afterwards, he and Mangum began collaborating on a new work based on a design by Morse but entirely left to the interpretation and execution of Mangum. The result pulls together a composition of 784 four-inch cloth squares bespeaking the color spectrum overlaid with a "pedestrian crossing" appliqué of black and white squares that echo the hues and values of the background colors.