Closing Reception: ORCHID by Matthew Morrocco
Time & Location
About the Event
Please join us to toast Matthew Morrocco's pop-up exhibition, ORCHID, presented by The Olympia Project in an unused commercial space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been moved to Wednesday, May 15 at 6pm. Please contact me with any questions, or to arrange an alternative time to see the work.
The Olympia Project is pleased to present a curated selection of work from three series within Matthew Morrocco’s ORCHID body of work as part of a special pop-up exhibition taking place in Brooklyn, New York to coincide with the opening of ORCHID.Spring curated by Sophie Olympia Riese and presented at Gallerie B.B. in Denver, CO from April 19 - June 15, 2019.
Morrocco’s work in ORCHID is primarily an exploration of photography itself. To take a picture, two things need to exist: light, which is seen with the naked eye as an image of colors, and secondly, a way to convey the image. This basic communicative act, the transmission of color, is fundamental to the artist’s new series of works, which revolve around “Orchid,” a nameless, genderless figure posing in various landscapes of abstract RGB color fields, and in a series of seasonal still lives, set in autumn and winter, with “Orchid” colored accordingly. This is a unique opportunity to explore Morrocco's work and process, and the first time that ORCHID.rgb and ORCHID.Seasons have been exhibited together.
Work included in ORCHID comes from ORCHID.rgb, ORCHID.Fall, and ORCHID.Winter. Other works from these series are available to view upon request. The works on show were selected from those previously presented at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY) and Crush Curatorial (New York, NY) in 2018.