Gallery 219 presents Tesa Morin: "Borderlands" public reception
Tesa Morin is a multidisciplinary visual artist working in photography, painting, and textiles. In her recent series titled "Borderlands," Morin explores physical and psychological boundaries through photographs and paintings, “expressing her fascination with liminal experience by testing the boundaries of singularity and space.”
Barriers are ubiquitous in our world. They exist in fences between neighbors, against swaths of land guarded by barbed wire, and in skies blocked by miles of electrical wires. Morin’s work heightens our awareness of these obstructions through her focus on the commonplace. Construction barriers, chain link fences, ornate wrought iron gates, orange hazard barrels, and electrical wires block our physical and psychological experience of the world. Simultaneously, Morin’s subject matter contrasts with her romanticized treatment of surface and color in the work.
Morin slows down our perceptions of physical space, making us, the viewer take notice of the spaces on either side of a margin. This work reflects her own life on the borders. She is a vegan Texan, a religious liberal, an attorney’s daughter, and a rational mystic, whose life and work has been about walking the line.
Following the public reception, the exhibit will be on view through February 22.