Cultural Meanings: The Art Portfolio of Morgan Wedderspoon
Surface Reader 5, woodcut, digital print
Morgan Wedderspoon is an artist who works in installation, assemblage, printmaking, and other media. In her practice, Morgan explores the nature of, and connections between, various found objects, applying these objects and their cultural meanings to the greater sphere of human existence.
GIVE UP AND PARTY, inkjet print, screenprint
I like the way that Morgan combines various disciplines in her practice. The artist’s works often encompass themes from fine art as well as from biology, anthropology, and other academic disciplines. The objects that the artist gathers, collected in gallery installations, come together to form fine art pieces as collectives, yet still retain some semblance of an individual identity. Each of Morgan's works provides numerous jumping-off points for discussion.
The artist’s recent work GIVE UP AND PARTY addresses the growing climate change crisis by responding to reactions posited in Margaret Atwood book. The work takes the form of an artist’s book titled FIGHT/SURRENDER, and a series of inkjet prints that frame found detritus in an ominous light.
FIGHT/SURRENDER, hand-bound photocopied book with screenprinted cover