Art: Return to Nature

"A new growth to watch is the abstract expression which derives rather heavily from nature." In so saying, Painter Carl Morris, 44, speaks with personal knowledge. His own nature-influenced abstractions rate one-man shows up and down the West Coast, and hang in nine U.S. museums. San Francisco Art Critic Alfred Frankenstein calls Morris "the best painter in Portland, Ore., and one of the best in the United States. Like some of his colleagues, Morris seems to be returning to nature with the very free technique of nonobjective painting." In Morris' one-man exhibit at...

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