YO & WTF

YO
acrylic on found painting
2014
sold

WTF
acrylic on found painting
2014
sold


Links

https://www.etsy.com/shop/morgangesell

http://morgangesell.tumblr.com


Thrift store paintings


I'm so happy to be making these paintings.
I've expanded now to old photographs (I couldn't resist the gem above).  The dialogue between the text and the subject has infinite possibilities and I'm really excited to see where it goes.


Paintings now on Etsy


They See Me Rollin'
acrylic on found painting
2013
sold

S-N Double O-P D-O Double Giz-Ee
acrylic on found painting
2014
sold

Word.
acrylic on found painting
2013
sold

That's What She Said
acrylic on found painting
2014



Hi Buzzfeed friends!

I'm overly ecstatic to find myself a part of a hilarious Buzzfeed post. Like, fucking ecstatic.

I've been working on new paintings that I will be putting on my etsy shop morgangesell.etsy.com in the new year.
2014 will look a little like this..
I am also more than happy to negotiate sales/commisions of my House Hunter paintings. 
Thank you all so much for the support!

Happy New Year!!


Thesis Images and Influences

Here are a few of the images and influences I mention in my thesis that inspired the work in my exhibition.  My thesis is due Friday.  Holy crapola, where did the time go?



 Steve Buscemi as Mr. Pink in Reservoir Dogs


 LOVE PINK brand


2000 NSYNC album


 My collection of Forrest Gump VHS tapes


 Wayne White, Clusterfuck


 Wayne White, Fanfuckingtastic


 Wayne White, The Most Expensive Painting In The World


 Kate Westerholt, Bless This Crack House, cross-stitch


 The Carmichael Collective, Bug Memorials


Gina Dawson, Wreath


 Tom Friedman, Hot Balls, 1992. Stolen balls.


Tom Friedman, Untitled, 1990.  Hair, soap.


 Paige Smith, Geode #3, DTLA, paper.


 Paige Smith, Geode #9, Downtown LA, paper.


  Kathy King, Commemorative Plate Series - Self Restraint, 2004. Carved porcelain, glaze, china paint.


 Kathy King, Commemorative Plate Series - Virginity, 2004. Carved porcelain, glaze, china paint.

I KNOW, RIGHT?

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



 Commemorative Frenemy Plates
ceramic plates on Titanic wallpaper
2013

 Mr. Pink, Sounds Like Mr. Pussy
punch needle technique with embroidery floss on fabric
2012

 That's All I Have to Say About That
1 Forrest Gump VHS tape ribbon
2013

 That's All I Have to Say About That
1 Forrest Gump VHS tape ribbon
2013

 That's All I Have to Say About That
1 Forrest Gump VHS tape ribbon
2013

House Hunters
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013



Cluster Flock
cast plastic, acrylic, liquid gold leaf, fingernail polish, steel, artificial grass, wood, spray paint
2013

 Cluster Flock
cast plastic, acrylic, liquid gold leaf, fingernail polish, steel, artificial grass, wood, spray paint
2013

 Cluster Flock
cast plastic, acrylic, liquid gold leaf, fingernail polish, steel, artificial grass, wood, spray paint
2013

 Bye Bye Bye
'N Sync posters, wreath, wreath stand
2012

 Bye Bye Bye
'N Sync posters, wreath, wreath stand
2012

Steve + NSync + HGTV + Flamingo



 "Mr. Pink sounds like Mr. Pussy" 
punch needle portrait of Steve Buscemi in wooden frame, 2012


  "Mr. Pink sounds like Mr. Pussy" (detail)
punch needle portrait of Steve Buscemi in wooden frame, 2012


"Bye Bye Bye"
funeral wreath made of N Sync posters with ribbon reading "Bye Bye Bye" on wreath stand


"House Hunters"
thrifted landscape paintings with quotes from HGTV shows


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"Cluster Flock" (front view)
cast plastic flamingo with crystals on artificial grass


"Cluster Flock" (back view)
cast plastic flamingo with crystals on artificial grass

"Bye Bye Bye" progress

I've been revisiting my past a lot the past few weeks.  Lately I've probably spent more intimate time with Nsync posters than I ever did in middle school.  

I wonder what the eBay sellers think when someone actually buys their Nsync posters.

 I obviously had to find my No Strings Attached CD 
to rock out for a brief moment.


 My mom sent me these.  The Justin poster was on my 
childhood wall and my sister is claiming the one on the 
right was hers.



Petals.


Making a petal.






 Beginning to plan the wreath.




This piece is coming together just as I planned, so far.  I originally made around 75 flowers thinking that would be enough.  Of course it wasn't, so I had to cut into Nsync fan book my mom got at a garage sale titled, "*NSYNC *Ndepth". I made about 20 more flowers so I hope this will be enough to fill out the wreath.  There are a few other parts to this project to make it complete.  I need to pull it all together soon because the end of the semester is creeping up quick!

Steve Buscemi & NSync DUH

I finished Steve!
And started my NSync flowers.
All the while knocking out a couple Halloween costumes.


Home studio. 


Sneaky peaky of Steve. 


I spent all Sunday night teaching myself how to make this paper flower. 


Joey Fatone flower.  
Words can't describe my excitement.

MFA show

Found out today that my MFA show will be the first week(ish) of March.  WTF.

This semester is whizzing by and the work is slowly coming along.

I got to talk about my ideas today and I realized just how excited I am about what I'm making and the next couple projects I'm going to start.

Feeling good.