kristen morgin's solo show at
zach feuer had me at the first ceramic cup
on the ledge as you enter the gallery.
the virgin of guadalupe is one
of a series of iconic images on these
amorphous vessels that include cartoon
and comic book characters
working primary in clay, wood and wire
morgin duplicates fragile ephemera
- comic books,
pulp paperbacks, post cards,
children's drawings, board games -
elevating them beyond nostalgia
into the talismanic.
there are a number of larger scale works
including these deconstructed toy horses
and several similarly deteriorating cars.
it is the small pieces that sing to me, though.
they arrest the effects of time
preserving something essential of the past.
the show is up until december 18. go