Claire’s sculptural work explores our relationship with nature through notions of change, the passing of time, and the transience of everything around us.
Animals, birds and insects have all featured in many of Morgan’s recent installations. In some of her amazing sculptures, animals appear to rest, fall and even fly.
In Gone to Seed, visitors to the gallery will encounter what seems to be a cloud of seed heads, frozen in the wind and arranged into an orb-like structure. The structure is split down the middle by a life-like looking crow which has plunged through it but just like the seed heads it has also been frozen in time, just before impacting with the gallery floor.
This dramatic sculpture marks another first in the ever-changing gallery space at the MAC. Already the Sunken Gallery has displayed paintings, a sonic sculpture and stacked set of tables covered in jigsaw puzzles. Artists from across Ireland have embraced the opportunity to transform the space into their own with these unique and varied exhibitions.
Speaking about her exhibition at the MAC, artist Claire Morgan said: “The processes involved in my work are laborious and there are thousands of individual elements involved. I do not wish the animals to provide a narrative, but rather to introduce an element of movement, or energy, or some sort of reality; animating or interacting with the larger architectural forms.”
Hugh Mulholland, the MAC’s Curator added: “Claire’s Gone to Seed exhibition is a captivating and beautifully constructed artwork. Within it, visitors can explore mankind’s relationship with nature in this enchantingly beautiful display.”
Claire’s exhibition runs from 2 November – 20 January in the Sunken Gallery at the MAC and entry is free. For more information, visit themaclive.com.