Artist Statement by Morgan Petitpas:
“My art-making process is fueled by trains of thought, shifting tracks frequently and taking me in unexpected directions. Themes I gravitate towards include balance, the unconscious mind, mathematics, dependence, sensuality, isolation, spirituality, consumerism, and a sense of wonder. I try to maintain a level of ambiguity to allow the viewer to bring their own associations and experiences to the work.
Born in New Orleans and raised in Ipswich, MA, I have been actively making art for five years. A childhood spent in the woods and at antique stores led me to develop a strong fascination with strange and beautiful objects. When I'm not making art I'm memorizing pi, studying mycology, leaving notes in books, and finding four-leafed clovers.”
Artwork by Morgan Petitpas will be on view at the Winfisky Gallery from November 6 through November 27.
Artist talk: November 13, 12:30 pm
Reception: November 13, 2-4 pm
Gallery talks: November 20 and 27, 12:30-1:30 pm
Ellison Campus Center, North Campus
1 Meier Drive, Salem, MA 01970
Karen A Gahagan