Celebratory Reception for the artist Morgan Grigsby, Saturday, May 6 from 10am - 12pm
May 6, 2023
Comfort is the first solo exhibition of paintings by painter Morgan Grigsby.
Comfort is the first solo exhibition of paintings by painter Morgan Grigsby. The three paintings on view— Bread of Heaven, A Place to Stand, and Sunday—are portraits created by the artist within the last year. One is a self-portrait, while the other two represent the artist’s father and mother respectively. Exhibited for the first time together as a group, the three large works draw attention to people and places that provide comfort in the artist’s life, inviting viewers to consider their own routines and surroundings in a similar way. According to Grigsby, “the paintings give the viewer an intimate perspective into my personal life, exploring ideas about social identity and alienation within contemporary Black and American culture.”
Comfort is on view at the Calaboose African American History Museum until July 2023. Please join us on Saturday, May 6 from 10 AM–12 PM for a celebratory reception, with artist talk at 11 AM.
IMAGE: Morgan Grigsby, Sunday, 2023, Oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist.