Supercollider, new paintings by Pard Morrison, features the artist's signature fired pigment on aluminum paintings, which continue to evolve and investigate the intersection of color theory and precise structural configuration. The paintings convey visual systems that are in flux while simultaneously contained by the object that serves as their platform, fluctuating between the flatness of a drawing and dimensionality.
“My interest lies in the exploration of the intersection of pictorial illusion, and specific object, and the marriage of both. I hope to create work that upon first encounter primarily reads as artificially fabricated, but upon further investigation, the visual strength of its own "objectness" is compromised by specific human mark making,” says Morrison. The exhibition title refers to particle accelerators that hurl the smallest building blocks of life together. After the particles collide, not only is extra energy produced, but more importantly a ghost image of the structure of the subatomic world.