Edith Borax-Morrison "Monotliths and Magic" at Kehler Liddell Gallery

© Edith Borax-Morrison

© Edith Borax-Morrison

A solo exhibit of Edith Borax-Morrison's work titled "Monoliths and Magic" will be on view at Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven from February 16 through March 19, 2017.

Running concurrently is a solo exhibit of paintings by Frank Bruckmann titled "Studio Still Lifes." There is an opening reception on Saturday, March 11 from 3 pm - 6 pm, with artist talks at 5 pm.

Morrison's bio on Kehler Liddell's website states, "Edith's work is her identity. It is consistent, compulsive, with meticulous attention to detail. Each abstract drawing that is rendered in pen and ink, contains a series of intricate interwoven lines or circles or marks creating a unique maze like image. She calls her artwork "Mind fibers" or "Penweave " drawings. They are influenced by surreal, mystical, and psychological elements from the past. She is fascinated with weaving, hair,  fairy tales, myths, and  primitive societies. Edith finds her work is all consuming and at any hour day or night she may find herself at the drawing board working steadily on the piece until she is satisfied it is finished and has merit.

Edith received a MA degree from C.W. Post College, Greenvale, New York. She also studied at Art Students League in NY and with Paul Margin art studio in Hempstead, NY."

Regular gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 11 am - 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Kehler Liddell Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT. 

Edith Borax-Morrison and Keith Johnson: 2 solo shows at Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven

Edith Borax -Morrison and Keith Johnson are featured in simultaneous solo exhibitions at Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven from April 19 - May 20, 2012.

Morrison's exhibit of abstract ink drawings is titled "Alternative Pathways." Her drawings range from geometric studies to sinuous organic forms which intertwine on paper.

Johnson's exhibit of photographs is "Recent Work." Johnson's use of the grid in his "Extended Landscapes" led to his current work. Some photographs are completely abstract, and others use familiar objects as elements that form patterns in the larger work. Water surfaces, the sky and airplanes are recurrent motifs.

Both exhibits open on Sunday, April 22, from 3:30 - 6:30 pm with live music by Notattoos from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Morrison and Johnson will also be speaking about their work.

Kehler Liddell Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT.

ArtBra New Haven Benefit Bra Auction for Smilow Cancer Hospital Sun. October 9--Get your tickets by October 3

"Mammographic Mandala"
© Edith Borax Morrison
ArtBra New Haven is hosting its first ever art bra auction to benefit the Breast Center at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven on October 9, 2011. The auction takes place at the Omni Hotel New Haven and features an art-bra runway show, benefit auction, and Sunday brunch and takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased on the website by October 3, 2011--there will be no tickets available at the door. Tickets are available individually and by the table.

Hat City Millinery Spectacular Brassiere, 2011
© Lys Guillorn
Client, visionary artist, and breast cancer survivor Edith Borax Morrison has contributed several art bras as well as two of her drawings for the auction. Our own Lys Guillorn has contributed a bra that includes vintage millinery flowers that was inspired by Danbury's hatting history. Guillorn's bra is in honor of her grandmothers, one who is currently being treated for breast cancer, and the other, who was always crafting for a cause.

From the website: "ArtBra-New Haven is the expression of the community of survivors, supporters, and artists, in celebration of and thanks to the wonderful people who helped get us through the odyssey of breast cancer. Bruce Barber, host of NPR's “Yale Cancer Center Answers”, has graciously agreed to be our MC and Auctioneer. We will also be honoring our own Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro for her groundbreaking work on the “No Drive-Through Mastectomies” legislation, which has helped so many post-operative patients.

Eileen Kaplan, noted author of Laughter Is The Breast Medicine, will be one of our survivor models. Eileen will also be available at a book signing following the fashion show."

Organizers Gaye Hyre and Serena Hatch have collected around 40 art bra and fine art donations from area artists and inspired individuals. The auction will benefit a fund that offers financial assistance to women (and men) who would otherwise have difficulty paying for their breast cancer treatment.

The Omni Hotel New Haven is located at 155 Temple St., New Haven, CT.

Edith Borax-Morrison at Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven

© Edith Borax-Morrison
Edith Borax-Morrison is showing recent drawings at Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven from August 19-September 26, 2010. Also showing are new paintings and pastels by Lisa Hess Hesselgrave. There will be an artist reception on Sunday, September 12 from 3-6 pm with an artist talk at 3 pm.

Morrison's ink drawings are simultaneously explosive and controlled. She has characterized her work as "mind fibers", and her titles give insight into the concepts behind each drawing. Her meticulously executed abstract forms seem to undulate on the paper on which they are drawn.

From the press release: "Morrison’s works relate to Gego’s wire sculptures and Escher’s drawings, or more recently to the work of James Siena.  They reference influences from both Eastern and Western culture, including African masks, folklore and memory, beaded jewelry and maps."

Kehler Liddell Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT.


Edith Borax-Morrison featured in "Beauty Marks" at Fairfield Library

Edith Borax-Morrison will be exhibiting three drawings in the group show "Beauty Marks" at the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery at Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, CT. The gallery features ten Connecticut artists--Borax-Morrison, Anne Doris-Eisner, Judy Henderson, Paul Kaiser, Peter Konsterlie, Jak Kovatch, M.G. Martin, James Reed, Nomi Silverman, and Karen Sorenson, and was curated by Janine Brown.

The gallery's website says of Morrison, "Addressing the linear in a different way, Edith Borax-Morrison uses a woven sheath of free flowing strings and fibers to create references of women in her pen and ink pieces, "Ensnared" and "Wired Woman." Her intensely intricate, visionary abstract drawings must be seen in person to understand completely what is meant when they are described as "mind fibers".

The opening reception is Saturday, March 27 from 5-7 pm. There will be a brief talk by the curator and artists at 6 pm. The show runs until May 16, and is viewable during normal library hours, so there is ample opportunity to view it.

Fairfield Public Library is located at 1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield, CT.

Edith Morrison and Keith Johnson in "Size Matters" show at Kehler Liddell in New Haven, CT

© Edith Morrison

Client Edith Morrison is exhibiting drawings among 22 artist-members in different media at Kehler Liddell Gallery from December 10, 2009 to January 10, 2010 in the show "Size Matters". Also exhibiting is social landscape photographer Keith Johnson, about whom we've written fairly recently during a flurry of gallery/blog activity.

An artists' reception is Sunday December 13, 3-6 pm. Kehler Liddell is located at 873 Whalley Ave. New Haven, CT.

"Size Matters" is a salon-style exhibition that features some relatively small works and full scale art in a wide array of prices, geared toward holiday art sales. A portion of proceeds will benefit Child Life Arts and Enrichment Program at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.

If you haven't seen Edith's work--it's wild and remarkable. Have a look in person--the drawings should be seen at full scale to appreciate their detail and flow.


Edith Morrison at H. Pelham Curtis Gallery in New Canaan

"Betrothed," © Edith Borax-Morrison

Edith Borax-Morrison is currently showing Penweave Drawings at the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery at New Canaan Library. The show is up until October 12, 2009. Borax-Morrison calls her spectacular abstract, and free-flowing mandala drawings "penweaves." The textures created resemble fibers, and the process by which Borax-Morrison creates them recalls the meditative qualities of weaving. The New Canaan Library is located at 151 Main St. New Canaan, CT.


Edith Borax-Morrison at Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven

Client Edith Borax-Morrison, and Emilia Dubicki are featured in the two-artist show No Constraints at the Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT. The exhibition runs from June 4-July 5. There is an artists' reception this Sunday, June 7, 3-6 pm, and an artists' talk Thursday, June 18, 7 pm. In addition, there is a poetry reading Sunday, June 28, 3 pm.

I liked this tidbit from the gallery's description of the show, "No Constraints defines an attitude, a self motivating creative directive and its results. [...] Unstressed discipline, intellectual curiosity, and a joyful compulsion to work are evident in this exhibition of abstract art."

Both artists work abstractly. Morrison's work is visionary and intricate; her drawings are "pen weavings" of "mind fibers". I encourage you to go see her work, and to meet her at the reception.


Edith Borax-Morrison at the opening.