Claire Morgan, The Sound of Silence

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September 13, 2016

Claire Morgan, The Sound of Silence

Between 8 October 2016 and 8 January 2017, the Noordbrabants Museum will exhibit the intriguing work of a young artist from Northern Ireland, Claire Morgan. This will be her first solo museum exhibition in Holland.

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Between 8 October 2016 and 8 January 2017, the Noordbrabants Museum will exhibit the intriguing work of a young artist from Northern Ireland, Claire Morgan. This will be her first solo museum exhibition in Holland.

  • Morgan’s work has already attracted lots of international attention in Paris, London, Milan and New York
  • In 2004, she received the Bursary Award and the Roy Noakes Award from the British Society of Sculptors
  • In 2006, she was awarded the Premio Fondazione Amaldo Pomodoro by the Fondazione Pomodoro in Milan

Visual spectacle

Claire Morgan’s sculptures are enchanting show stoppers in which elegantly taxidermies animals are on the verge of falling, jumping or flying. According to Morgan, the creation of these seemingly solid shapes from seeds, flies, leaves and pieces of plastic, symbolises the futile attempt of mankind to control and organise nature. By using artificial materials, she also exposes the destructive relationship that mankind has with nature.

Drawings

The animals that are part of her installations have died in natural ways and she mounts them herself. The white sheets of paper on which she works are the basis of her blood drawings. With these drawings, Morgan tries to better fathom the materials from which her sculptures are made.

Painstaking work

Morgan is fascinated by natural processes and organic materials. Accurate construction of hanging blocks, balls and squares requires great precision, just like preparing and mounting the animals that she includes in her artwork. She describes her approach as being more intuitive than intellectual.