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Morgan Free

The Middle of Somewhere

found lawnchair, photo printed polyester, bird spikes

40" h x 25" w x 52" d

2019

$3200

Artist Statement

My sculpture and installation based practice oscillates between the use of found objects and a thoroughly handmade aesthetic. Broadly, my conceptual interests lie in human engagement with the outside world, often grappling with ideas around our current climate crisis, engagement with public spaces (both natural and human made), and how the digital age has affected these relationships. Recently my work has been centered around soft sculptures made from found quilting cottons and digitally printed polyester of my own photographs. The quilting cottons depict idyllic patterns of nature; imaginary utopias of infinite splendor, while my photographs are images of urban spaces, often abandoned, graffitied or full of trash. These works explore the relationships between fabric and the body, and the body and the outside world.

Bio

Morgan Rose Free is a Canadian artist predominantly working in sculptural assemblage and installation. Her conceptual interests lie in human engagement with the outside world; often grappling with ideas around our current climate crisis, engagement with public spaces, and how the digital age has affected these relationships. Currently based in Columbus OH, she has exhibited across North America including Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Baltimore, Columbus, Pittsburgh and Spokane. She has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Bunker Projects, Terrain Exhibitions at Enos Park, and ACRE Projects. In 2019 she received a Research and Creation Grant from The Canada Council for the Arts. She received her MFA in Sculpture/Dimensional Studies at Alfred University in 2017 and her BFA in Fibre from the Alberta College of Art and Design with honors in 2012.