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Presently an exhibition curated by Feargal O’Malley has just recently finished its run. I was one of eighteen artists selected for the show and was delighted to be consider a part of such a dynamic and interesting collection of artists.

Presently showcases new work from eighteen emerging contemporary artists, currently working in Northern Ireland. Exhibited work ranges from sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and film to installation and multidisciplinary work. Presently is accompanied by a new limited edition broadsheet style publication which includes an introductory essay by Ciara Hickey.

I produced a new piece of work for the exhibition, continuing my investigation into the arena of extreme male bodybuilding and specifically the visual representations of the male form found in Muscle and Fitness magazines (circa 1980 to 1989). The piece, An object of desire (no homo) is a large scale photographic installation, suspended from the celling and spot lit from two directions.

Thanks to all involved and Andrew Rankin for his installation images.

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My Dad and I completed our short term residency in PS² at the the end of January. The process and the outcome provided some new insight into this ongoing collaboration. What began as a method of transferring artistic production, whilst commenting on my own constructed masculine identity, has developed in to a production (and conceptual) partnership.

There is progression to be had with this project and I suspect part three will not be far away.

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Check out http://www.brianjmorrison.com for more information.

Brian J Morrison