San Diego, CA
In his Hermoso Paisaje series, Moris creates makeshift shelters and furniture using found materials such as garbage, tarps, and cardboard. These installations are made from the material remains of the urban landscape they recreate. Informed by art history, ethnography, and activism, the artist’s works are almost portraits of the city, capturing their wastefulness. In this site-specific work created for the MCASD exhibition Viva la Revolución in 2011, Moris references the utilitarian recycling of societies where inhabitants are forced to reuse materials due to unsustainable growth and eroding infrastructure. Moris draws on tarps by erasing and washing away dirt and soot to reveal various cultural and architectural images.
Moris: Beautiful Landscape 7: beatings, hard bread and cold-water baths is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and made possible by proceeds from the 2016 Biennial Art Auction. Institutional support of MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website