SAIC: Sally Morgan, artist in residence
Sally Morgan, artist in residence/exhibition
33 S. State St., 7th floor
Residency dates: Jan 16-29th
Opening Reception (With Art of Connection exhibition) Friday January 29, 7-9pm
Sullivan Galleries Open Hours M-S 11am-6pm
Performance scheduled for Wednesday February 3, at 4:15pm
Sally J Morgan is an internationally exhibited artist based in New Zealand. Her artwork has been exhibited in France, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Ireland, UK, USA, and New Zealand. She has had artworks selected for international festivals: at London’s ICA, at Belluard/Bollwerk Fribourg Switzerland and at the Performance Arcade, New Zealand. Her work is held in a number of collections. In the last year she has given performances at Te Tuhi in Auckland; Deep Anatomy in the Bahamas, and in collaboration with Jess Richards, as Morgan and Richards, she presented at the Mart Gallery Dublin. In 2016 she will perform at the Defibrillator Gallery Chicago as part of the IN>Time Triennial. Morgan is Professor of Fine Arts at Massey University.
Cicatrices: marks resembling scars, especially when caused by the previous attachment of an organ.
Including a collaboration with Jess Richards as Morgan + Richards
Cicatrices is a retrospective exhibition of works by Sally J Morgan, which explores traumatic states of memory as moments of metaphor and affect. It includes a series of drawings arising from the death of her father, and a performance piece that mines a childhood experience of near drowning as a powerful analogy for the vulnerability of lovers on the brink of commitment.