Eleanor Morgan's practice investigates the relationship between humans and animals and uses this subject to explore our attempts and failures to connect with another - be it animal, human or object. A Natural History of Desire, the artist?s first solo exhibition in the UK, will include a sculpture of a tortoise god, a video depicting an embrace with a sea anemone, prints of spiders' sex organs and a sculpture created from woven spider's silk. Part observation, part imitation, Morgan's work plays on the trope of nature as metaphor, revisiting scenarios of unlikely seduction to question the mechanics of attraction.
Eleanor Morgan was part of the Artists Access to Art Colleges (www.aa2a.org) Scheme at Camberwell College of Arts in 2007/08.
An off-site event, Seducing Spiders, will be held at The Art Workers Guild on 28 October at 7pm. Hosted by the artist with contributions from scientists, musicians and a girls school choir, the event will explore methods of seducing spiders through an evening of performances, talks and experiments. For more information visit www.eleanormorgan.com
This exhibition is curated by Liz Bruchet.
Currently based in London, Eleanor Morgan was awarded an MFA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver and a BA from Sheffield Hallam University. Recent solo exhibitions include The Dreamer Fish, at Or Gallery, Vancouver and The Puffin Hunter at Artspeak, Vancouver. She has participated in group exhibitions at Alma Enterprises (London), SIM Residency (Reykjavik), Area 10 Project Space (Peckham), Lieu Unique (Nantes), Site Gallery (Sheffield), Soap Factory (Minneapolis), and Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (Vancouver).