20 May Morgan Stokes | Concerning Existence | Launch Show | Curatorial+Co.
Curatorial+Co. is proud to present Morgan Stokes’ launch show Concerning Existence
OPENING DRINKS – SATURDAY 29 MAY 1-4PM. RSVP BELOW.
Join us from 29 May-4 June to view this new series of outstanding post-minimalist works.
With much excitement and anticipation, Curatorial+Co. announces Sydney-based post-minimalist artist, Morgan Stokes, is now represented by the gallery. Exploring the concept of what he calls the ‘virtual gaze’, Stokes investigates the painting as an object, opposed to an image.
Despite their appearance Stokes’ works are a rumination on the virtual world, each a response to our escalating entrapment within our screens. Each piece is an enquiry into the medium of painting, exploring and exploiting the material properties of paint, canvas and timber. Each painting is a formal study in colour and material, overlaid with marks which appear both accidental yet mechanical, intuitive yet intentional. They strive to be honest and abject yet covertly exist otherwise: marks made by a robot vacuum echo human marks, synthetic iridescent vinyl sits atop raw canvas, contrived organic colours live beside the real thing. Stepping back, the overall effect ranges from introspective and melancholic to sardonic.
Join us to celebrate the launch of this exciting new artistic talent.
Film by Tash Yuncken
Music by Jonatan Hartmann
Special thanks to Sophie Vander + Arvin Prem Kumar
Curatorial+Co. acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.