Verant Richards Award Recipient 2011

Dan Morrison, Old Nelson Quarry from the series Moulded Ground, 2012

Dan Morrison, Moulded Ground, In the vitrines at Gallery 44

Dan Morrison, Moulded Ground, In the vitrines at Gallery 44

Verant Richards Award Recipient 2011

Friday, June 29, 2012 to Saturday, July 28, 2012
Opening Reception:
June 29,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

In Molded Ground, photographs of the depleted floors of abandoned quarries are covered with a nutrient rich growing medium to create biologically sensitive plates. The photographs are then returned to the exact location where they were originally captured and exposed to microscopic fungal spores floating in the air. The resulting decomposition of these miniature environments alludes to the adaptive growth the artist has observed in these quarried sites, where without fungi the process of reclamation would not be possible.

Artist Biography: 

Dan Morrison is an OCAD U graduate, photographic artist, and highly skilled woodsmith working predominently with naturally occurring raw materials. He seeks to capture the extraordinary, and often unnoticed, facets of the southern Ontario forests where he grew up. His recent photographs reveal the adaptive qualities of trees and fungi as they survive in the unique landscapes along the Niagara Escarpment.