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Abelardo Morell: In the Footsteps of van Gogh

January 14, 2023 – February 25, 2023

Reception with the artist: Saturday, January 14th, 3-5pm

Artist talk with the artist: Saturday, February 11th, 3 PM

All are welcome and masks are encouraged

On the Ground: In the Footsteps of van Gogh

In June 2022, I went to Arles, Saint- Remy and other places in the south of France to make pictures where van Gogh painted. In locating myself within his landscape, I hoped that my pictures would contain – and be touched by – some of the spirit and light in his paintings. Clearly, I did not produce any new “van Goghs,” which is a good thing because I didn’t want to make copies!

Happily, what I came up with was my own take on the light and land in Provence and yet, I think, my landscapes, as different as they may be from the painter’s, still evoke something of his vision. I also believe that some of the images I made suggest the look and atmospheres captured by other 19th century French landscape painters who influenced van Gogh.

The patina and strangeness of the surface that appear in several of my images are products of a photographic tool I call “tent /camera.” I designed this device to allow me, in a periscope-like fashion, to project views of a nearby landscape directly onto the very ground where the tent sits. My camera, on top of the tent, captures a ‘visual sandwich’ comprised of the scenery and the details of the ground all at once, in one picture. And it is in this real/surreal melding of optics, photography and art history where my pictures dwell, creating, I hope a middle world – where both the expansive and the particular can reside at the same time. – Abelardo Morell

Works In Exhibition

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Tent-Camera Image: Tree and Road, La Crau, France

Abelardo Morell Tent-Camera Image: Tree and Road, La Crau, France 2022 Color photograph

Edition of 10
Image size: 40 x 30 inches  (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Paper size: 48 x 38 inches  (121.9 x 96.5 cm)
Frame size: 48 1/4 x 38 1/4 inches (122.6 x 97.2 cm)
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #34300)

Also available:
Edition of 5 / image: 30 x 22 1/2 inches / paper: 34 x 26 1/2 inches
Edition of 10 / image: 60 x 45 inches / paper: 68 x 53 inches

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Detail image of Tent-Camera Image: Tree and Road, La Crau, France

Abelardo Morell Detail image of Tent-Camera Image: Tree and Road, La Crau, France
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Tent Camera Image: Sunflower Field, Near Arles, France

Abelardo Morell Tent Camera Image: Sunflower Field, Near Arles, France 2022 Color photograph

Edition of 10
Image size: 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Paper size: 38 x 48 inches (96.5 x 121.9 cm)
Frame size: 38 1/4 x 48 1/4 inches (97.2 x 122.6 cm)
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #34301)

Also available:
Edition of 5 / image: 22 1/2 x 30 inches / paper: 26 1/2 x 34 inches
Edition of 10 / image: 45 x 60 inches / paper: 53 x 68 inches

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Detail image of Tent Camera Image: Sunflower Field, Near Arles, France

Abelardo Morell Detail image of Tent Camera Image: Sunflower Field, Near Arles, France
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Tent-Camera Image: View of Vineyards, St- Remy de Provence, France

Abelardo Morell Tent-Camera Image: View of Vineyards, St- Remy de Provence, France 2022 Color photograph

Edition of 10
Image size: 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Paper size: 38 x 48 inches (96.5 x 121.9 cm)
Frame size: 38 1/4 x 48 1/4 inches (97.2 x 122.6 cm)
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #34302)

Also available:
Edition of 5 / image: 22 1/2 x 30 inches / paper: 26 1/2 x 34 inches
Edition of 10 / image: 45 x 60 inches / paper: 53 x 68 inches

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Detail image of Tent-Camera Image: View of Vineyards, St- Remy de Provence, France

Abelardo Morell Detail image of Tent-Camera Image: View of Vineyards, St- Remy de Provence, France
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Exhibition View

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Tent-Camera Image: Lavender Field, Lioux, France

Abelardo Morell Tent-Camera Image: Lavender Field, Lioux, France 2022 Color photograph

Edition of 10
Image size: 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Paper size: 38 x 48 inches (96.5 x 121.9 cm)
Frame size: 38 1/4 x 48 1/4 inches (97.2 x 122.6 cm)
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #34303)

Also available:
Edition of 5 / image: 22 1/2 x 30 inches / paper: 26 1/2 x 34 inches
Edition of 10 / image: 45 x 60 inches / paper: 53 x 68 inches

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Detail image of Tent-Camera Image: Lavender Field, Lioux, France

Abelardo Morell Detail image of Tent-Camera Image: Lavender Field, Lioux, France
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Tent-Camera Image: Sunset, Near Arles, France

Abelardo Morell Tent-Camera Image: Sunset, Near Arles, France 2022 Color photograph

Edition of 10
Image size: 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Paper size: 38 x 48 inches (96.5 x 121.9 cm)
Frame size: 38 1/4 x 48 1/4 inches (97.2 x 122.6 cm)
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #34304)

Also available:
Edition of 5 / image: 22 1/2 x 30 inches / paper: 26 1/2 x 34 inches
Edition of 10 / image: 45 x 60 inches / paper: 53 x 68 inches

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Detail image of Tent-Camera Image: Sunset, Near Arles, France

Abelardo Morell Detail image of Tent-Camera Image: Sunset, Near Arles, France
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Exhibition View

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Tent Camera Image: Olive Tree #2, St-Remy de Provence, France

Abelardo Morell Tent Camera Image: Olive Tree #2, St-Remy de Provence, France 2022 Color photograph

Edition of 10
Image size: 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Paper size: 48 x 38 inches (121.9 x 96.5 cm)
Frame size: 48 1/4 x 38 1/4 inches (122.6 x 97.2 cm)
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #34305)

Also available:
Edition of 5 / image: 30 x 22 1/2 inches / paper: 34 x 26 1/2 inches
Edition of 10 / image: 60 x 45 inches / paper: 68 x 53 inches

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Detail of Tent Camera Image: Olive Tree #2, St-Remy de Provence, France

Abelardo Morell Detail of Tent Camera Image: Olive Tree #2, St-Remy de Provence, France
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Tent-Camera Image: Grass Field with Path, Near Arles, France

Abelardo Morell Tent-Camera Image: Grass Field with Path, Near Arles, France 2022 Color photograph

Edition of 10
Image size: 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Paper size: 38 x 48 inches (96.5 x 121.9 cm)
Frame size: 38 1/4 x 48 1/4 inches (97.2 x 122.6 cm)
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #34306)

Also available:
Edition of 5 / image: 22 1/2 x 30 inches / paper: 26 1/2 x 34 inches
Edition of 10 / image: 45 x 60 inches / paper: 53 x 68 inches

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Detail image of Tent-Camera Image: Grass Field with Path, Near Arles, France

Abelardo Morell Detail image of Tent-Camera Image: Grass Field with Path, Near Arles, France
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Exhibition View

Abelardo Morell Exhibition View
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Exhibition View

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Abelardo Morell Exhibition View
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Tent-Camera Image: View of Road, Near Arles, France

Abelardo Morell Tent-Camera Image: View of Road, Near Arles, France 2022 Color photograph

Edition of 10
Image size: 45 x 60 inches (114.3 x 152.4 cm)
Paper size: 53 x 68 inches (134.6 x 172.7 cm)
Frame size: 53 1/4 x 68 1/4 inches (135.3 x 173.4 cm)
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #34307)

Also available:
Edition of 5 / image: 22 1/2 x 30 inches / paper: 26 1/2 x 34 inches
Edition of 10 / image: 30 x 40 inches / paper: 38 x 48 inches

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