Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Robyn Stacey & Claire Morgan

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Taxidermy & Grotesk by Suzanne on January 28th, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia

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

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