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Claire Morgan at Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne/Köln

by Suzanne on January 21st, 2011

While You Were Sleeping by Claire Morgan, taxidermy red squirrel, bluebottle flies, lead weights, nylon, acrylic, 2009 - click to enlarge

It's only a matter of 24060 seconds now until one of the most exciting new museums will open its gates: The Museum of Old and New Art in, yes, Tasmania with their inauguration group show Monanism.

Already on show is Chiharu Shiota's In Silence - a breathtaking installation of a burnt-out piano frozen in time and suspended in space.

A preview of their Monanism opening show is not yet online but I do know that my friend Julia deVille (of Disce Mori fame) and Claire Morgan will be exhibiting amongst many, many others.

The latter, Claire Morgan, seems to have successfully broken the space/time continuum and will also be exhibiting her new solo show Under the Sun at Galerie Karsten Greve in Cologne.

Apart At The Seams by Claire Morgan, taxidermy jackdaw, thistle seeds, torn black polythene, lead, nylon, acrylic, 2009 - click to enlarge

Sadly, only the drawings are available for preview online yet, but:

"Claire Morgan has worked on ten new installations and twelve related drawings"

(Press release)

So there you go. Details below.

Opening reception: Tonight, Jan 21, 2011, 6 - 8 PM

On show: Jan 21 - Mar 2, 2011

Address: Galerie Karsten Greve, Drususgasse 1-5, D-50667 Cologne, Germany, tel: +49-(0)221-257 10 12

Hours: Tue - Fri: 10 AM - 6.30 PM, Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM

Preview & press release

Artist's website

Robyn Stacey & Claire Morgan

by Suzanne on January 28th, 2008

Two inspiring and strong women of the taxidermy art world are currently exhibiting their works in Australia and England (both shows close Saturday):

Leidenmaster I by Robyn Stacey, 2003

In Paddington/AU, Robyn Stacey presents her oeuvre as part of the Season 07 group show at Stills Gallery.

As an artist with a keen eye for the historical and the scientific, Stacey has been photographing (mostly private) natural history collections in Australia and overseas for the past 8 years.

An anachronist at heart, she assembles and presents biological specimens & archaeological artefacts in the visually stunning taxonomist style of Albertus Seba or Ernst Haeckel.

Beau Monde (yellow) from the "Beau Monde" series by Robyn Stacey, 2006

Closes: Saturday, February 2, 2008 | Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 11 AM - 6 PM

Address: Stills Gallery, 36 Gosbell Street, Paddington, NSW 2021 Sydney, Australia, Phone: +61 2 . 93317775

The Fall by Claire Morgan, 2008

In London, Belfast-born artist Claire Morgan shows The Fall at ARTiculate Projects (they don't seem to have a website yet - please check details below for directions) - run by Arts Co founders Isabella Macpherson and Sigrid Wilkinson (article via e-flux).

Morgan seems as fascinated by the organic process of death and decay as by the man-made one of trash and recycling. It's therefore only consequent that she went dumpster diving in London parks to collect the materials for The Fall (c.f. image above) - which is the main focus of the exhibition at ARTiculate Projects.

Morgan's installation leads into a world full of fragile morbidity where junks of plastic mutate into featherweight leaves that form the words The Fall.

Making A Killing by Claire Morgan, 2007

Closes: Saturday, February 2, 2008 | Opening Hours: Wed-Sat 12 - 6 PM

Address: ARTiculate Projects, 2A Tabernacle St., London, EC2, Phone: 020.7723.0285 | Nearest tube: Old St./Moorgate | Map