Simon Morley "Virus"

Taguchi Fine Art

poster for Simon Morley "Virus"

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Morley's work always deals with the relationship between word and image: "word painting (VIRUS series)" shows a certain text painted with randomly floating multicoloured letters; "signature painting" is made up of signatures by prominent figures enlarged and painted on walls of place pertaining to those figures; "label paintings" are hand painted labels that explain works displayed at an exhibition; "book paintings" are covers or title pages of books transcribed onto canvas; "postcard paintings" are made by painting postcards collected from bric-a-brac shops; a video work capturing 10 different mouths saying the last lines of Wordsworth's poem in slow motion without sound; and books published by imaginary publisher, Utopia Press. Six paintings are being exhibited. Three are earlier works, which are derived from a speech by Adolf Hitler published in the Degenerate Art catalogue of 1936, and a script of the last page of Samuel Beckett's novel 'The Unnamable' from the 1950's. Other three are recent works from the title pages of translations of Japanese novels. The theme is the same as the one addressed in his last exhibition at taguchi fine art, ltd., but taken in a different direction, to blur the distinction between reading and seeing, and also to generate a specific cultural resonance.

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From 2005-09-10 To 2005-10-22

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Simon Morley

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