EXPANSE: Sean P. Morrissey and Lenore Thomas

March 6 – May 13, 2018

Hours: Mon – Thurs 10 am – 8pm, Fri – Sun 10 am – 6pm

West Las Vegas Library: 951 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89106



Expanse features the work of Sean P. Morrissey and Lenore Thomas; both exploring our environments in connected, but different ways. Morrissey, a Professor of Printmaking at the University of Arkansas, deals with domestic and suburban space as it relates to self-identification and identity building. The uniqueness that one hopes to achieve through aesthetic choices is called into question through the use of predetermined and superficial architectural elements. Thomas, a Professor of Studio Arts at the University of Pittsburgh, examines landscape through the ways in which it is perceived, often tied to its vastness and ambiguous nature. Flat colors, abstract forms, and an obscured sense of depth help reinforce Thomas’ investigation of our surroundings. The aesthetic relationship between these two artists creates a conversation on markedly different ideas. How they think about our world allows the viewer to interrogate their own understanding of our shared environments.