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Morgan Bulkeley, Artist

“I try to make paintings that are beautiful, frightening and funny all at once, similar to The Theater of the Absurd, which assumes things are so bad that you can only laugh.

I see in nature and in the best of humanity an incredible beauty; but I also see in our technology and aggression a will and ability to destroy that beauty, either actively or inadvertently. The refuse of our consumerism, wafting down our streets, caught in the twigs of trees in our deepest forests or swirling in giant gyres in the ocean, is a steady reminder of our growing and smothering effect on our only habitable planet. I paint to try to make people think of the fragility in which we exist.”

Featured image, Morgan Bulkeley'swork, Book: Long-eared Owl Mask

Upcoming Events

Miller Yezerski Gallery
New Paintings

Opening Reception, August 6th at 7pm

Great Barrington, MA

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Berkshire Museum
MORGAN BULKELEY: Nature Culture Clash

Artist’s Reception, October 7th at 5 PM

Pittsfield, MA

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This is a representational photograph of the work displayed in Paintings

Painting is the backbone of my work, a perfect vehicle for storytelling. Piling images together, I can create a mood, a feeling, a fear, a chuckle, poke a brain.

Paintings
This is a representational photograph of the work displayed in Sculpture

Sculpture, for me, is a way to enter the unconscious. Wood, flaws, splits, accidents, ants, weather, all play a role, along with saws, chisels, files and sandpaper.

Sculpture
This is a representational photograph of the work displayed in Masks

The mask, through ages and cultures, has transformative power. Inuit, Igbo, Iroquois, Noh masks, are doors into an alternate world of spirit, or a psychological state.

Masks
This is a representational photograph of the work displayed in Reliefs

"The reliefs have been a break in painting, requiring a more physical interaction with the piece, and adding an accentuation to the space as it is later painted."

Reliefs
This is a representational photograph of the work displayed in Book

A New York Times article on July 11th, 2017 is titled "Era of Biological Annihilation is Underway, scientists warn". The "Bird Loss Heart Attack" paintings are a meditation on this thought.

Book