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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“THE IMPLEMENTS OF TORTURE HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY NEATLY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 
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I was contacted back in October by the editor of Sleek Magazine -a Berlin based contemporary Art and Fashion magazine- asking if they could feature an imaged from my recent installation work, RIPPED CHISELED AND ROCK HARD!. The issue focused on masculinity and its various contemporary representations. An essay by Hili Perlson examining the ways in which artists have explored the spectrum of masculine visual representations was illustrated by artists such as Stewart UooMichele Abeles,  Nic Guagnini, Bill Hayden and Ellen Altfest and myself.

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It was a real honor to be asked to contribute to this issue of Sleek and to be featured along such established artists.

Tomorrow night sees the opening of the annual Catalyst Arts members show, this year entitled, experiMENTAL. It just so happens that this year I have an added interest, as I am myself a member and have a piece of work in the show.

Although the title of this years members show –and Davy Mahon’s fantastic photomontage– suggests that the work on display will have invoked a new direction for all those involved. I am curious to see if this will actually be the case.

For my own work I feel I am always experimenting –insert get out clause here- with various elements of photography and process, but I genuinely feel that the ‘experimental’ element of my work on show tomorrow is in the display. I’ll not go into any details about it here as I hope people will come along to the opening tomorrow (and I’ll be posting pictures over the next few days anyway).

Experimental, experiMENTAL or just mental i’m interested to see the current crop of Catalyst’s members showcase their work. Nortiously difficult to curate, members shows often offer a varied and vast amount of work, so no doubt opinions will be divided, I guess it’s about expectation and I expect to see the good, the bad and the mental. In any case isn’t that the point of all this art malarky anyway.

Show opens at 7pm at Catalyst tomorrow Thursday 22nd September.