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ART REPUBLIK|Dec - Feb 2018

Claire Morgan Contemplates Mortality in Her New Exhibition at Galerie Karsten Greve

Ilyda Chua

To the casual observer, Claire Morgan’s sculptures may be little more than beautiful re-creations of the natural world — delicately detailed depictions of flora and fauna in muted, pastel tones. But a closer look at her work reveals a reality that is far darker.

Using taxidermied animals as the centrepiece of her suspended installations, Morgan explores the complex relationship between human beings and the natural world. In ‘Life Support’, Morgan suspends two birds alongside a fragile world made of fragments of waste plastic. By surrounding the organic with the inorganic, the artist draws a direct connection between human actions and the damage done to the natural world that is impossible to ignore.

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