October 1 – October 30, 2015

Jim Morris

Artist will be present for conversation on October 15th

***Morris will be sharing a limited release of books for sale that will include a small bonus image from his book and series, titled A thing or two I know about the Wild West.

Jim Morris has worked in a variety of positions in the entertainment industry. He’s been a producer, director, writer and executive. He began his career as a still photographer and cameraman, and continues to do fine art photography, focusing on contemporary urban landscapes. Morris’s images consists largely of vertical compositions shot with a panoramic camera that will lure the viewer in capturing quiet spots of calm and beauty in settings that otherwise might stir a sense of harsh and chaotic surroundings.

“I photograph little zones that evoke a a wistful sense in me, sometimes a gently haunting sense of deja vu. In this series, the governing idea was to take those principles and look at landscapes in slices, with compositions stacked almost as if they were excavations.”

This body of work is shot as transparencies, and they are replicated on traditional archival photo-chemical papers with the goal of absolutely matching the original images. These images have no manipulation involved. The prints reflect the landscapes as Morris sees them.

Jim Morris is currently General Manager and Executive Vice President of Production at the Pixar Animation Studios, where he produced Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning feature, “WALL•E.” Prior to joining Pixar, Morris held a range of key positions at Lucasfilm Ltd, including President of Lucas Digital Ltd., where he oversaw the Academy Award®-winning visual effects in “Jurassic Park,” “Death Becomes Her,” “Terminator 2” and “Forrest Gump.” Other notable projects completed under his management include “Mission: Impossible,” “Twister,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Star Wars: Episode I and II,” “The Perfect Storm,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Minority Report,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Master and Commander,” and three “Harry Potter” films.

© Jim Morris

New Growth, chromogenic photochemical print, 14 x 9”