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Bannister Gallery to display Jamey Morrill installation June 21-24


Jamey Morrill's installation 'Transplant' is on display in Bannister Gallery from June 21-24.
In Jamey Morrill's “Transplant,” PVC pipes sprout from the gallery walls and extend out into the gallery space in elaborate maze-like patterns. These pipes in turn plug directly into strange, vulnerable-looking organic sculptures on the floor, as if providing some kind of life-support.

The installation will be exhibited at Bannister Gallery from June 21-24, with a closing reception on Friday, June 24.

"Transplant," which consists of PVC pipe, chicken wire, duct tape and drywall tape, is a work in progress, which Morrill is preparing for an exhibition at Colorado State University in Fort Collins later this year.

Morrill is an adjunct professor of art at Rhode Island College. In recent years his sculpture has become increasingly sprawling and site-specific. Often using commonplace materials, such as plastic bottles, chicken wire, and duct tape, Morrill constructs sculptures that are outwardly cerebral and systematic but that are fundamentally random and irrational.

Morrill has shown his sculpture in solo exhibitions at Marlboro College in Vermont, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and the Community College of Rhode Island. He received an MFA in sculpture from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 2002 and a BA in art history from Bowdoin College in 1992.

Gallery hours during exhibits are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public. Accessible to persons with disabilities. For information on event dates and exhibit opening receptions, check the website at www.ric.edu/Bannister or call (401) 456-9765.