Victoria Morton: Vetrina

    June 7-July 20, 2024

    Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 5–7pm
    Artist Talk with Ali Gass at 5:30pm

    Jessica Silverman is pleased to announce Victoria Morton’s “Vetrina,” the artist’s first solo presentation in San Francisco, June 7 to July 20, 2024. The show features a group of 26 new paintings made over the past year by one of Scotland’s foremost painters. The exhibition is inspired by the artist’s research at cultural sites in Bologna, including the city’s archeological museum, the Oratorio di Santa Cecilia, and Museo Della Specola—a historical observatory and astronomy museum. A series of small canvases will be installed on the gallery’s window-front wall, leading to a cycle of large-scale paintings in the main space to create a fluid and rhythmic ensemble that alludes to the painter’s simultaneous practice as a musician.

    Victoria Morton (b. 1971, Glasgow, Scotland) obtained an MFA from Glasgow School of Art following her BA in Fine Art Painting. Morton’s work is in numerous public collections including SFMOMA, San Francisco; The Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland; and Royal College of Music Museum, London, UK. She has had solo exhibitions at Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, Boston, MA; Nino Mier, Los Angeles; The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow; and Sadie Coles HQ, London; amongst others. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at The Corn Hall, England; The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Scotland and Victoria Miro Gallery, London. She lives and works between Glasgow, Scotland and Fossombrone, Italy. Morton is represented by The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland, and Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK.