Machine Vision - Drawings by Bennett Morris.
Opening Reception, February 1st, 6-8pm. On view January 18th - March 22nd.
Thank you for joining me at the opening reception for my latest work.
These elaborate and colorful landscape drawings will be on display in a show graciously supported by The Press Hotel in Portland, Maine’s historic downtown district. Each new piece is a delicately layered, multi colored ink drawing made using a CNC router as a robot drawing machine.This unique process blurs the boundaries between contemporary technologies, photography and the traditions of drawing.
Made entirely of horizontal ink lines, I’ve created ruinous worlds where the technologies of surveillance and communications are juxtaposed with the weapons and systems related to global conflicts past and present. Intricately detailed landscapes immerse the viewer with their curious beauty. I’ve created this visual combination to address the tensions between what we find beautiful and what terrifies us.
I look forward to celebrating this exciting evening with you by my side. - Bennett