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Untitled (#01-10), 2010, oil and spray paint on canvas, 84 x 72 inches
The more I look at this work, the more I think. A flipping back and forth between foreground and background, room for contingency to happen, and a very open yet right-on color sensibility typify the paintings of Rebecca Morris. The particular way she nuances the picture plane with a variety of paint application is the factor that intrigues me though; thick and thin, brushed and sprayed -- both possess equal weight. I find myself wandering through her compositions, checking the relationship and the opposition between the elements that comprise them. The best part of her whole enterprise is the fact that these paintings force the eye to work a little before their emotional impact is felt.