Angela Morgan : salt of the earth; peppering the sky

14 - 30 September 2019

Gibson Fine Art Gallery presents the works of Fernie, BC based, contemporary artist Angela Morgan. Morgan, a firmly established figurative painter who's highly collectible works are featured in galleries across Canada as well as select European galleries, is well known for consistently creating an explosive world of colour, populated with a cast of incredibly luminous, magical characters.


The solo exhibition featuring Angela Morgan, titled "Salt of the Earth, Peppering the Sky" runs from September 14th to September 30th, at Gibson Fine Art Gallery and promises to be a  festival of whimsy and movement featuring Morgan's signature, dynamic troupe of characters painted in a celebration of humanity at its most fanciful.


Surrounded by Morgan's incredible works viewers will become enveloped in the artist's talent for storytelling entering an elite, yet highly inviting, painted party where exuberance, delight and expressive playfulness set the stage for the contemplation of Morgan's innate ability to bring forth characters and scenes that juxtapose sincerely unpretentious figures with a hint of mischief and intrigue.


Morgan draws inspiration from the world around her, painting the idea of "friendship, love and community."  She then takes this inspiration and blends it with pure imagination at play to create an incredibly intriguing and intoxicating world of social joy. Bubbles and bestfriends, wine and charcuterie, cocktails and garden parties, ballgowns and pearls, Morgan creates a whimsical world viewers can easily slip into, allowing them to artfully access the spice of life that this talented artist highlights in her effervescent work.


This solo exhibition of Morgan's work is a highly engaging immersion in a playful world of contrast and cohesion; salt and pepper, earth and sky - opposing elements that work so harmoniously together. Inspired by interactions with people and between people, Angela Morgan celebrates the melting pot of diversity, culture, opportunity and joy that exists among groups of individuals. The artist's work is peppered with pattern, colour and a delicate yet bold balance of familiarity and the unexpected. 


 'The Salt of the Earth', these grounded, genuine characters that Angela Morgan brings to life in paint are at once otherworldly and highly relatable. The artist presents characters that could easily be the people we know, want to know or want to be. Viewers should expect to become lost in Morgan's chronicle of everyday yet elevated moments as each large scale work is a highly unique piece - these works bring optimism and pure joy to any space with an explosion of colour, form and narrative. 

Angela Morgan's solo exhibition opens Saturday, September 14th, with an artist reception from 10am to 1pm where the artist will be in attendance.  This will be an amazing opportunity to be the first to access and view Morgan's work as well as to meet the artist and participate in a conversation on this incredible body of work.  The exhibit will run at Gibson Fine Art Gallery through September 30th.