Nancy Morrow: "In Care of..."
“In Care of…” invites the viewer to reflect on the transformative journey that happens when providing care to and being called upon to speak for another. The works on paper evoke imagery of assistive products associated with health care, nurturing and protection as points of departure, allowing the artist a responsive dialogue as their maker. Through repetitive, sequential and ceaseless actions they become stand-ins or vehicles in which to contemplate time, humility, altruism, and responsibility. The frailty of paper and the layers of transparencies used within the works suggest the instability of shifting form in space and time. Where do personhood and selflessness lay? Assimilation with another can be depleting or redefining, can bring a sense of loss or authentic realization.
Born in California, Nancy Morrow grew up in Washington State and received both her MFA and BFA degrees from the University of Washington. She painted, exhibited and taught in the Northwest until relocating to Kansas in 2002 where she is now an Associate Professor of Art at Kansas State University. Her work has been included in New American Paintings and numerous other publications, and has been shown in more than 100 exhibitions throughout the U.S., as well as in Japan, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Mexico and South Korea. She is an alumna of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and has been represented by A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY since 2005.