“Playtime” A collection of thirteen larger-than-life paintings evoking childhood memories of toys and candy–just in time for the holidays! —street level, Kimmel Center for University Life

One of the works on display at "Playtime"

With the holidays upon us, New York University’s Kimmel Windows is proud to present "Playtime," works by Margaret Morrison, on view through January 13, 2017.

The street-side gallery, Kimmel Windows, features thirteen larger-than-life paintings of children's toys and candy, located @NYUKimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South. [Subways A,C,E, B,D,M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street.]. For all press and sales inquiries, please contact Ms. Pamela Jean Tinnen, curator for the Kimmel Galleries: Pamela.Jean.Tinnen@nyu.edu or 212.998.4950.

Please join us on Thursday, January 5th, 2017, from 6-8pm, for a conversation with the artist and closing reception in room 914 of the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. For more info, please see the Kimmel Galleries’ Facebook page.

“The works on view evoke a strange sense of nostalgia, revisioning the playthings of our youth through an unfamiliar lens,” says Tinnen. “The images exhibit an astounding level of representationalism, as these oil paintings appear at first to be photographs. Through her use of proportion and composition, Morrison connects to the viewer by inflating scale and skewing perspective in such a way that commands attention.”

Morrison was born in Utah in 1960, the youngest of six daughters. In her formative years, she lived in the Philippines and traveled extensively throughout Asia and Europe. Morrison received her education from the University of Utah and graduated with an MFA in Drawing and Painting in 1986. She is a tenured professor of drawing and painting at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the University of Georgia. She has been exclusively represented by Woodward Gallery in New York City since 1995.

Woodward Gallery, established 1994, has been a NYC institution for over twenty years. It is a pioneer in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a neighborhood with a rich history of art and culture. For sales and press inquires, please contact the gallery at (212) 966-3411 or art@woodwardgallery.net.

About the Kimmel Galleries: Established in 2003, Kimmel Galleries are dedicated to providing visually dynamic and thought provoking exhibitions. They are free and open to the public. For more information on tours, the artists or price inquiries, please contact the Curator, Pamela Jean Tinnen, at 212 298 4950, or pamela.jean.tinnen@nyu.edu.

Past exhibitions include: Patterns of Interest: photography by Stephen Mallon; HOUSE: HOME; Field Season: records, wandering perspectives, side notes, a selection of photographs from Abydos, by Greg Maka, Amanda Kirkpatrick and Gus Gusciora; Preconceived Notions; and Perspectives: A photography exhibit about traveling and living in our world; DITTO: WORKS IN BLUE, Shira Toren, among others.