Purdue University Galleries Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

September 2 through October 11, 2014

Fountain Gallery, Lafayette


Thursday, September 4
5:30 - 7 pm

Join us for a gallery talk by the artist and reception in Fountain Gallery.

The scale of Jenny Morgan’s works amplifies the intimate relationship her audience has with each painting and helps to create a larger-than-life version of her subjects. Morgan builds on the technical intricacies of her hyperrealism by wearing down, scrubbing away or painting over many of the features of her subjects. For the artist, wearing away at the subjects is at times an emotional roller coaster that is derived from the personal relationship and feelings she has towards the painting’s subject.

The figures “are naked and frontal, their explicit bareness tempered with raw fragility and meditative strength. Embodying the psycho-social dichotomy that often exists in the artist’s canvases, they appear to occupy their own realm, contemplating themselves and their bodies, and seeking balance between the id and the super-ego.”


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