My work is play. I collect and configure shape and color. This practice began in childhood when I took pleasure from giving order and purpose to cast aside fragments, the detritus of daily life. Bits of broken glass and plastic found on sidewalks. Scraps from my mother’s woodworking bin. In adulthood, I have continued variations of this process. Now working in painting, drawing, collage and sculpture, I produce visually complex images and objects. Using found materials, I arrange and rearrange. I then vigorously edit and revise my work until I arrive at a place where the materials are fully reimagined into something both familiar and foreign.
Tara Morin is an artist and educator living and working in Maine. You can find her roaming the coastline and sidewalks of Rockland, head down, looking for treasure.
Ransom. Chases Garage Artist Studios and Gallery, York, ME October/November 2018
Lebowskiland. Land Gallery, Portland, OR June/July 2018
69 Valentines: A Visual Tribute to the Magnetic Fields, Land Gallery, Portland, OR February/March 2017
Side by Side, Chases Garage, York, ME May/June/July 2016
Inside/Outside, Chases Garage: Artist Studios and Gallery, York, ME September/October/November 2015
Enormous Tiny Art Show 18, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH September/October 2015
Sticks and Stones, Chases Garage: Artist Studios and Gallery, York, ME May 2015
Wood, Paper, Clay, Chases Garage: Artist Studios and Gallery, York, ME June 2014
Art PM, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME March 2014
Enormous Tiny Art Show 15, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, February/March 2014
MAT Graduate Student Show, Columbia College Chicago, IL November 2011
Sight, Sound, Space, Little Black Pearl Art Center, Chicago, IL November 2010
DOVA Temporary Gallery Juried Exhibition, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL November 2010