Los Angeles based artist Tabitha Morris is presenting her first solo show of hallucinatory watercolors titled, Predacious Panopticon, at the Happy Lion Gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. The opening reception will be held July 12th and the exhibition will remain at the gallery until August 9th.
Predacious Panopticon, an appropriate title for Morris’ seductive and repulsive landscapes, includes several large scale works, enveloping the viewer in a dense foliage of nature and sex. Her cast of characters includes siren-like erotic female nudes being devoured and re-birthed by carnivorous plants in a fantastical organic setting. The pleasing pastel palette visually soothes and entrances the viewer until the subject matter is discovered. The density of the the composition is balanced by its fluidity as the viewer’s eye gently follows flowing hair to outstretched stems to smoke-like forms.