Morley: A Million Fractured Moments Made Whole
Opening Reception and Book Signing - December 8th at 7pm
A collection of Morley’s art, featuring fan favorite prints, as well as some new original pieces, “A Million Fractured Moments Made Whole” will be showcased at Ewkuks Gallery on Fairfax in Los Angeles. During the opening of Morley’s new show, we will also be celebrating the release of Morley's new book: "Let's Burn This Moment Down to the Filter" featuring original art and a book signing.
"Morley mixes the immediacy of street art with the revolutionary qualities of empathy and wisdom. His work surprises me every time I see it in the wild, and does something that is increasingly hard to pull off: it reminds me that there is beauty and kindness in the world.” - Dave Holmes, author of: Party Of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs
Morley is a Los Angeles–based street artist. Blending humor, hope and his unique perspective on life, he specializes in bold, typographic posters that he wheatpastes throughout the urban landscape. Disregarding legal boundaries and personal safety, Morley’s art is a desperate rallying cry against cynicism and apathy. His newest book, LET’S BURN THIS MOMENT DOWN TO THE FILTER collects hundreds of pieces of art created for the street, alongside intimate commentary from the artist, a foreword by Everclear frontman Art Alexakis, and a two-sided detachable poster! It offers a rare glimpse inside a clandestine art form and insight into the motivation that leads someone to risk life and limb in the pursuit of creative expression.
Join us in celebrating a milestone in Morley’s prolific art career by taking in his collection of work, as well as grabbing a copy of his new book on Saturday, December 8th at 7pm. Buy or bring a copy of the book and you'll receive a free 24x36 inch poster!
OPENING RECEPTION and Book Signing
Saturday, December 8th at 7pm
527 N Fairfax Ave | Los Angeles
Morley: BURN BLOOM SHINE
July 1 - Sept 30th, 2016
Opening Reception July 16 - 7pm to 10pm
Closing Reception September 24th @ 8pm
-Featuring an Interactive Pasting from the Artist
"Morley’s work can feel like love notes, private jokes, public secrets or a last testament.
He provides a cool tonic for the heat and isolation of Los Angeles. "
- Frank Warren (Founder of PostSecret)
Morley is a Los Angeles-based street artist that specializes in bold, typographic posters which he wheat pastes within the urban landscape. Blending humor, hope and his unique perspective on life, Morley’s aim is to act as a friendly voice amongst the cacophony of billboarded messages and corporate slogans.
His work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, LA Magazine, TheChive.com, LA Canvas and on networks such as ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Amazon and Showtime. He has been shown in galleries around the world and he has lectured at numerous universities, the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art and The Artisphere in Washington DC. He's toured the country with his book "If You're Reading This, There's Still Time" (published by Cameron + Company), was featured in the Verizon/AOL original docu-series "Vicariously" and created an interactive art campaign with Smirnoff Vodka that appeared in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Houston.
“By turns whimsical, provocative, and transformative, Morley’s intriguing public art re-opens us to our collective sense of wonder.”
— Davy Rothbart (creator of Found Magazine, author of My Heart is an Idiot, and contributor to This American Life)
MORLEY: BURN BLOOM SHINE is a solo exhibition by Los Angeles street artist Morley. Bringing his bold, typographic posters, often seen pasted across Los Angeles to the Ewkuks shop in the form of canvases, prints and a limited edition hat, this show promises a healthy dose of Morley's trademark humor, hope and irreverence- no longer relegated to the side of one of those electrical boxes.
About the Artist:
SHOP Morley's work on Artsy