Rebecca Morgan

Rebecca Morgan’s work employs folk tradition and a sly sense of humor to subvert stereotypes of Appalachia in romanticized scenes that nostalgically recall a nonexistent America. The artist’s compositions employ the hyper-detailed naturalism of Dutch masters, as well as absurd, repulsive caricature suggestive of underground cartoonists like R. Crumb. Encompassing painting, drawing, and ceramics, Morgan’s work peels apart the simultaneous reverence and disgust for rural people—questioning what popular images of the region were aiming to sell in the first place.