Archive | October, 2013


30 Oct

Enjoy this wonderful feature on MAYA FREELON ASANTE in the Fall 2013 addition of Luxe Magazine!





MORTON FINE ART returns to Booth#216 at AQUA Art Miami

22 Oct

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Morton Fine Art is proud to participate in Aqua Art Miami’s international contemporary art fair Dec. 4th -8th 2013.

VIP Preview 

Wednesday, December 4  4pm -11pm

Access for Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Miami VIP Cardholders & Press

General Admission Hours

Thursday, December 5 12 pm – 9 pm
Friday, December 6 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday, December 7 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday, December 8 11 am – 6 pm

Morton Fine Art will be located in Booth 216. 

Artists Represented

Maya Freelon Asante

Osi Audu

Kesha Bruce

Nathaniel Donnett

Victor Ekpuk

GA Gardner

Andrei Petrov

Julia Fernandez Pol

Stephon Senegal

Vonn Sumner

Please contact the gallery for complimentary passes to the art fair.  
About Morton Fine Art
Founded in 2010 in Washington, DC, Morton Fine Art (MFA) represents a diverse roster of emerging to mid career national and international contemporary artists.  MFA’s primary focus, although not exclusive, is abstract and figurative work. Featured mediums include a rich variety of artworks on paper and canvas as well as sculpture. Dedicated to the belief that anyone can become an art collector, Morton Fine Art (MFA) is an accessible and education-oriented fine art gallery devoted to inspiring fresh ways of acquiring museum quality contemporary art.

About AQUA Art Miami

One of the best fairs for emerging art during Miami Art Week, AquaArt Miami will celebrate its 9th consecutive installment this December, and its first as one of the Art Miami LLC family of fairs. Over the years, the fair has been recognized for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early-to-mid career artists.

Set within a classic South Beach hotel, with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy intimate courtyard, Aqua’s surroundings will be sure to be a favorite gathering spot not only for fun and relaxation during the busy week, but also as a place to exchange and disseminate new contemporary art ideas.
And with its close proximity to Art Basel and continuous shuttle service to Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami will transform into one of the top attended satellite art events for collectors, artists, curators, critics and art enthusiasts alike.

Aqua Art Miami will feature 45 dynamic young galleries from North and South America, Europe and Asia, and innovative special programming including performance art, new media and solo installations. With this commitment to artistic excellence, along with building a dynamic young marketplace with new and increased opportunities around marketing and audience services, Aqua Art Miami is sure to surpass all expectations for 2013.

VICTOR EKPUK in Washington Post – Arts Section

8 Oct

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

by Mark Jenkins

Three Wise Men, Courtesy of the Artist

Three Wise Men (triptych), 1996, acrylic on panel, 48″x20″ each panel, photo credit: John Woo


Victor Ekpuk

The writing that fills Victor Ekpuk’s drawings, paintings and mixed-media works has literal meaning, but most visitors to Morton Fine Art’s “Reminiscences & Current Musings” will be able to read only two words: the Nigerian-born D.C. artist’s name. He works it into the other text — which is in Nsibidi, an ancient West African system of ideographs — much the way he adds glimmers or blocks of color to his mostly black and white work.

Ekpuk doesn’t mind that the glyphs are obscure. The narratives in his works, he writes, can be “better perceived when they are felt rather than read literally.” Sometimes the text frames circles, usually rendered in bold blues or red-oranges, that suggest such elemental presences as the moon and the sun. This show features mostly recent works, but includes a few pieces that date as far back as 1996; some of them draw more directly on African folk art. Yet if such robust recent pieces as “Composition 11” seem more universal, they’re still framed by symbols that are rooted in a specific place and tradition.

Victor Ekpuk: Reminiscences &
Current Musings

On view through Oct. 8 at
Morton Fine Art, 1781 Florida Ave. NW; 202-628-2787;



Jenkins is a freelance writer.