Monday, January 16, 2023

Ally Morgan

The more that I look at Ally Morgan's works, the more that I like the hints of narrative in these wonderful watercolors. We will be bringing some of these works to New York for the Spring version of the Affordable Art Fair.

The ones below are from my fave series from her current work. She calls these series Concerning the Divide.

Among the Wolves Watercolor on Paper 30" x 22" 2020
"Among the Wolves" by Ally Morgan
Watercolor on Paper, 30x22 c. 2020

Girls - Watercolor on Paper 19" x 12" 2016
"Girls" by Ally Morgan
Watercolor on Paper, 19x12, c. 2016
She writes about this work:
Is there a point where animal ends and human begins? Western philosophy suggests that the being known as “Animal” is forever positioned on the complete opposite side of the divide; a divide that reassures “Man” as superior. But, is that divide permeable? I would say yes. Nonhuman animals, especially those species that interact with us transcend that divide on a daily basis. Not human yet not animal, these species occupy a new type of existence. They are instead referred to as “Other”.

In my art, I explore the concept of the “Animal Other” as well as my relationship with them. Animals are not just beings of beauty and awe, but rather rich, complex, knowing individuals. As an artist, I feel compelled to reconstruct the human, nonhuman animal relationship as well explore our experiences with those of other species in order to examine the deep symbiotic relationship between all living creatures.

Ally Morgan's works will be in booth D-10 at the Affordable Art Fair New York City, March 22-26 in Chelsea.