Rebecca Morgan has all the time been cheeky and lifeless critical and that’s the reason we’ve got all the time cherished her works. She has been a staple within the Juxtapoz universe for the final decade. making appearences in Juxtapoz x Superflat on the Vancouver Artwork Gallery, Radio Juxtapoz podcast and our 25th anniversary black and white drawing present in Miami. What we discover fascinating is her fixed exploration of her personal life, by means of the lens of feminism, want, rural Americana, age, development, humor, disgust and a instantly self-referential wittiness. Within the 4 years since her final solo present, the world has modified and so has Rebecca. Positive, she could name the present Over the Hill however she is something however.
Central to the present is the autobiographical work (most of them are), Self-Portrait as Romanticized Painter. The work reveals Rebecca with the backdrop of her new life in Hudson Valley, the place she is now a trainer within the arts and analyzing not solely her personal artwork historical past however the artwork historical past of the realm she now calls house. Once more, there may be each a way of comedy and seriousness right here, the place she is clearly grappling with a collection of life modifications however with a way of absurdity that’s profound. So is life. —Evan Pricco
Rebecca Morgan’s Over the Hill might be on view at Asya Geisberg Gallery from September 7 – October 21, 2023, with a gap reception on Thursday, September 14, 2023, 6-8pm