Jim Morris, On The Nature of Things


Buffalo Arts Studio is exhibiting a body of new work by Massachusetts artist Jim Morris through September 3, 2022. Jim Morris’s work explores how dynamic real-world events can be visualized to capture states of volatility, turbulence, and transformation. Morris focuses on themes of power and flux as he searches print and digital sources for examples of the myriad ways in which information is visualized to communicate the dynamism of events & the spread of a virus within a community, the porosity of a disputed border between hostile states. Morris’s drawings manipulate the images by reorganizing and re-presenting the visual information to draw out and amplify qualities that he sees concealed within the graphics and the cognitive assumptions he is interrogating.

 The title of the exhibition – On the Nature of Things – comes from a poem by Lucretius, a first-century Roman philosopher. Throughout the poem, Lucretius unfolds a narrative that testifies to humankind’s curiosity and search for knowledge and understanding of the world we live in.

Buffalo Arts Studio
2495 Main Street
Tri-Main Building, 5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14214

August 16, 2022
Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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