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On Embodiment

Morgan Stokes

Rabbit skin glue, marble dust and rock dust on linen, brass
113.2cm H x 93.1cm W x 5.5cm D
Framed in Tasmanian oak
Morgan Stokes On Embodiment, from the series Skin, is exploring and reinterpreting the medium of painting. Morgan says of this work, “This work is made from the original oil painting primer, rabbit skin glue, together with rock dust on linen. I was interested in how I could reinterpret these age-old materials into a painting without using any paint. I was surprised when what resulted from these elements was a crisp sculpting of linen. The painting became a monochromatic relief where the appearance changes depending on the light and angle of the viewer.”
Morgan says of this series, “I aim to dissect painting into its discrete elements, such as linen, paint or stretcher bars, to enquire into what makes a painting in the digital age. By creating formal studies into material, I explore what I call the ‘virtual gaze’, that is, how our mode of perception is shifting as our lives are increasingly mediated by the screen. In my show ‘Skin’, I interpret painting as a metaphor for personhood and subsequently surface as a metaphor for skin.”

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