Curatorial Projects > Copycat (2019)

Daren Wilson
Study Objects, 2018
Glazed ceramic

In an effort to teach himself to paint, sculptor Daren Wilson began repetitively repainting the still lifes of Italian painter Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964). To date, Wilson has recreated hundreds of replicas of these paintings, faithful to the way the paintings have been reproduced in books. In addition, he makes three-dimensional interpretations of the works in the original still life paintings, in ceramic. Wilson’s After Morandi paintings and Study Objects blur the definition of subject ownership as well as the lines between original to replica, and artist to apprentice.


September 21 – October 31, 2019
Fine Arts Gallery at San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA