Pard Morrison

Inspired by the minimalist work of Agnes Martin and Donald Judd, Pard Morrison has described his work, which he terms “hybrids,” as “an exploration of a hypothetical conversation between Donald Judd and Agnes Martin.” Constructed from box-like aluminum fabrications that are then patinated by repeatedly baking the finish, Morrison’s “hybrids” are graphic sculptural compositions that function visually as paintings. Morrison characterizes his work as “Human Minimalism.” He believes the “fusion of surface and medium is an applicable metaphor for the human condition.” For Morrison, the physical property of the metal boxes suggests human scale, while ethereal surfaces suggest the human spirit.