Last Call: John Morrell at Addison/Ripley Fine Art
“The nicest thing about this artist,” says gallery owner Christopher Addison, “is that we support his vision. John is a classical painter in a modern world.” Standing in front of his favorite Morrell, Mist, Niagara Falls, Addison continues. “Georgetown is the perfect place to bridge classical 19th century painting techniques and the 21st century.”
For more than twenty years, Addison/Ripley Fine Art has regularly presented work by Washington artist, John Morrell. The new work in "Here and Then" includes vistas from New York, Rhode Island, Maine, Washington, D.C., Canada and France in climates ranging from high summer to frigid mid-winter. Morrell's landscapes focus on the effects of light and wind, shadow and reflection. A stunning example of rock and water awash with light is Bash Bish Falls, 2008, oil on canvas, shown at right.
Below is Place Saint-Michel from Rue L'Hirondelle, 2010, oil on panel.
The painter's fresh look at icons from Niagara Falls to the Washington, D.C. skyline has been widely appreciated for some time. Morrell’s studio at Georgetown University (where he currently chairs the Art and Art History Department), looks out over some of his favorite Washington cityscapes.
“Here and Then” ... but not for long. Exhibition closes Saturday, July 17th.
Here and Then, 2010, oil on cotton canvas
Addison/Ripley Fine Art is at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue 202.338.5180