Richard Allen Morris

Late Show

The New Yorker
March 23, 2009

The self-taught Richard Allen Morris, whose champions include John Baldessari, began making art while stationed on an aircraft carrier during the Korean War; he’s been working under the radar in San Diego ever since. The artist’s eclectic oeuvre – Pop-expressionist portraits, impasto-thick abstractions, sculptures of guns made from studio scraps – is the subject of “Morris Code,” at the Peter Blum gallery, in Chelsea.