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Morwenna Morrison: Time Will Tell

28 November 2019 until 30 December 2019
Arusha Gallery, 13A Dundas Street

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Morwenna Morrison: Time Will Tell

Private view: 6-8pm, Thursday 28th November – all welcome.
Exhibition continues 29th November to 30th December

Arusha Gallery proudly presents a new series of works by Morwenna Morrison drawing influence from a carefully curated collage of archival images. Morrison explains her work as being ‘an analysis of today’s social, psychological and political issues, set within historical context’.

Morrison transforms the historical into a contemporary experience by introducing interventions which create a dialogue that compares and contrasts our ideas around time. Our attention is drawn to the similarities or differences between the elements bringing out a quirky irreverence within the solemnity of classicism.

This is landscape and portraiture less as a topographical record or physical representation but more a state of mind – a projection of desire over truth. Highlighting how our visual and social perception/morality has evolved or not.

The intrusive elements Morrison has introduced into the landscapes represent our physical presence, a veil between the past and the present or alternatively our contemporary transgressions into the countryside, not just through housing developments and infrastructure but through pesticides and pollution; it reminds us of our distance, both culturally and technologically from that of our predecessors.

Based in Penzance, Morrison is a graduate of the Exeter College of Art and Design’s Fine Art programme (1988), she has exhibited extensively across the UK.

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Morwenna Morrison, Future's Folly, 2019, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm

Morwenna Morrison, Future's Folly, 2019, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm