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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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BRIAN J MORRISON  / NO PAIN, NO GAIN!!!
// 12 APRIL – 3 MAY 2014 / PREVIEW: FRIDAY 11 APRIL, 7 – 9PM //

“THE IMPLEMENTS OF TORTURE HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY NEATLY
POSITIONED ROWS OF WEIGHTS AND OTHER MUSCLE BUILDING EQUIPMENT”.

MARK SIMPSON, MALE IMPERSONATORS, 1994.

BRIAN J MORRISON’S NO PAIN, NO GAIN!!! IS PROGRAMMED BY SEE ORGANISATION.
THE EXHIBITION SHOWCASES A SERIES OF NEW WORKS BY MORRISON, WHICH
EXPLORE THE CULTURE OF MALE BODYBUILDING, MASCULINITY AND NOTIONS
OF THE ‘IDEAL’.

A PROGRAMME OF EVENTS WILL RUN ALONGSIDE THE EXHIBITION. DETAILS

OF THE EVENTS CAN BE FOUND ON 
SEE AND SUPERCOLLIDER‘S WEBSITES.


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In May last year, as part of a short term residency, The Household Belfast curators invited five artists  to create a large scale ‘Exquisite Corpse’ in an empty shop. For my section of the corpse, I spent two days with my father constructing two wooden frames used to house two large-scale reproductions of family photographs

 

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On Thursday 16th January as part of the PS² rehearsal room project I will resurrect this project and in doing so resurrect a production partnership with my father. I will be spending two days constructing a new photographic installation which has been developed through a series of conversations and experiments with my father. One of my aims is to encourage my father to examine contemporary sculpture and architecture beyond its functional capabilities, in an attempt to develop his understanding of my artistic practice.

Although, by its very nature, this piece is a continual ‘work in progress’ I hope to raise some questions relating to the validity of this partnership as a method of contemporary art production.

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I’ll be in PS² on Saturday 18th from 12pm to 2pm if you wish to view the final works and discuss the project with me.