backroom exhibition

Morgan Buck: Goggles Glazed Over opens First Thursday in the backroom

Morgan Buck,  Puppies Want to Play? , 2018, acrylic on canvas, 64 x 42 inches. Photo by Jason Horvath, courtesy the artist.

Morgan Buck, Puppies Want to Play?, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 64 x 42 inches. Photo by Jason Horvath, courtesy the artist.

Backroom exhibition:
Morgan Buck
Goggles Glazed Over

First Thursday opening February 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm (artist present)

Portland-based painter Morgan Buck distorts and blurs images culled from the web using a smartphone's panorama photo feature and a handheld magnifier, before carefully translating the results in airbrushed paint. This process removes digital signifiers like pixelation and glitches, leaving viewers with a generatively produced work that appears, in his words, "indistinguishable from a genuine work of imaginative thought."