Michael Morris

Untitled

1968
At 23 years of age, with a Canada Council fellowship, Morris attended the Slade School of Fine Art at the University College London, UK, to pursue post-graduate studies for one year (1965). He absorbed the work of Fluxus and the avant-garde in Europe before returning to Canada, where he had a critical influence on the Vancouver experimental art scene and was included in the National Gallery of Canada Biennial in 1966. In 1968 Morris stopped painting to focus on photography and video. From 1978 to 1994, he worked with Vincent Trasov in video and performance art. "Untitled" is a serigraph from a series of twelve differently shaped works that were made for Morris' 1968 travelling exhibition, organized by the National Gallery of Canada's Extension Services. Pure colour has been silkscreened onto the reverse of the Mylar, creating a smooth and shiny surface.
Title
Untitled
Date
1968
Medium
Print
Materials
serigraph on mylar, mounted on plexiglas
Dimensions
103.5 x 78.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Transfer from the Canadian Government Expositions Centre, Ottawa, 1977
Accession number
42940