Description

Many of Shaun Morin’s paintings exhibit a comic-strip treatment and read like collections of images, patchworks of juxtaposed motifs, scenes and figures. True to its title, Bits and Pieces is composed of small things not necessarily interconnected. By assembling disparate elements on the pictorial surface, the artist causes breaks in the narrative and introduces a degree of uncertainty, as if meaning were suspended in the dreamlike thought that unfolds from image to image. The subjects are widely varied, some familiar, some unknown, each contained in its own space. A comic-strip-like aesthetic takes shape and binds the fragments together. J. B.