The best way to challenge authority is put yourself right in the middle of it. That's what Daniel Morowitz does with classical iconography (often evident from titles like Red Dragon): to take its neat divide between good and evil, man and beast, beginning and ending, and turn it into a scene of struggle where even the solidity of outlined bodies is contested. This muddying between bodies and background, in addition to the shadowy and monstrous forms it produces, reflects their view on queerness existing between conspicuousness and invisibility in today's society.
Daniel Morowitz (b. 1989) is a painter based in Jersey City, NJ with a Bachelor’s Degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and a Masters Degree from Montclair State University. Exhibitions include shows in Brooklyn, NY at the Buggy Factory, Trestle Gallery, La Bodega Gallery, and Established Gallery; at Jersey City, NJ at Curious Matter, Arthouse Productions, Novado Gallery; Hoboken, NJ at Proto Gallery, and Manhattan, NYC at Field Projects Gallery, and Here Arts Center. They co-curated “Line and Language” at the Watchung Arts Center and “Unnatural Intimacy” at SPRING/BREAK NYC 2020.