“My work has long been compelled with looking at the porosity in socially created parameters; the political as geographical boundaries, or the psychological as in familial constructs, or the intimate and private relams of our soma. Zoonatics, as I’m using them now, represent vehicles of fluidity. They are microorganisms as travelers who are adept at wandering across distinct borders, persevering and going often unnoticed until well settled in foreign territories. They are threatening and peculiar mediums of equalization, engaging their unwitting, unrelated objects of desire in cryptic states of communion.”

- Rebecca Morales, 2008

Morales (Los Angeles, California) applies gouache, watercolor, and pastel onto diaphanous calf vellum panels, resulting in obsessively detailed and concept-driven trompe l’oeil works.


Los Angeles Times, February 2009


February 7 - March 14, 2009

Installation Views


Blue Vermis

REBECCA MORALES, Blue Vermis, 2007-2008


REBECCA MORALES, Budding, 2007-2008


REBECCA MORALES, Cestodes, 2008


REBECCA MORALES, Chimera, 2007-2008

Chimera Study

REBECCA MORALES, Chimera Study, 2007


REBECCA MORALES, Leishmania, 2007-2008

Malaria Cycle I

REBECCA MORALES, Malaria Cycle I, 2008-2009

Malaria Cycle II

REBECCA MORALES, Malaria Cycle II, 2008-2009


REBECCA MORALES, Promastigotes, 2007

Protozoan Study #4

REBECCA MORALES, Protozoan Study #4, 2007-2008

Red Cestodes

REBECCA MORALES, Red Cestodes, 2008

Vermis Study #10

REBECCA MORALES, Vermis Study #10, 2008

Vermis Study #3

REBECCA MORALES, Vermis Study #3, 2007-2008

Vermis Study #4

REBECCA MORALES, Vermis Study #4, 2007-2008

Vermis Study #7

REBECCA MORALES, Vermis Study #7, 2008

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