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M2 Gallery, Surry Hills

M2 Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney

 

Artist; Morgan Stokes, ‘Homophone’ exhibition (December 3-8, 2020)

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“Despite its appearance, ‘Homphone’ is a rumination on the virtual world. These works are a response to our escalating entrapment within our screens, a recreation of the endless stream of digital images we endure. In a digital-first world, image is mundane.

“Ironically the JPGs, which will become the end product in the lifecycle of the works, will be the way the works will be largely viewed and remembered. Any nuance or corporeality will be abolished when shifted online, completing the full circle from digital conception to painterly work back to virtuality.

“By exploring perception through the physical and the tactile in a world of digital illusion, ‘Homophone’ is a quietly duplicitous reflection on a year characterised by a shared global anxiety and the increasingly critical technology that has mediated us throughout.”

Excerpts from ‘Homophone’ Statement

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11011; Oil on canvas – Morgan Stokes, ‘Homophone’

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Home; Pigment, spray paint, acrylic, conte pastel on canvas – Morgan Stokes, ‘Homophone’

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Release; Hessian, bleach – Morgan Stokes, ‘Homophone’

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Stream; Spray paint, acrylic and oil pastel on linen – Morgan Stokes, ‘Homophone’

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00100; Oil on canvas – Morgan Stokes, ‘Homophone’

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#C4AA85; Oil, watercolour, acrylic on canvas – Morgan Stokes, ‘Homophone’

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Transfer; Hessian, bleach – Morgan Stokes, ‘Homophone’

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Open; Acrylic on stitched linen – Morgan Stokes, ‘Homophone’

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Space; Oil, acrylic, bleach, conte pastel on canvas – Morgan Stokes, ‘Homophone’

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Hold; Oil and spray paint on canvas – Morgan Stokes, ‘Homophone’