Dealing in the politics of form, space and materials and the politics of identity and the body in painting are not mutually exclusive. My work is often layered and assembled to highlight the human touch that went into its creation in addition to focusing on a discussion with some of the basic principles of painting itself: composition, gesture, materiality. The foundation of the painting is revealed to the viewer in the space created between the canvas and the wood. It is a painting stripped down and built up. You must walk up to it and around it in order to recognize the complexities of the structure, and how the resulting space between the wall and the viewer is fragmented to highlight the consciousness of hyper-real space created by the ever-expanding technological gaze of mass communication.
Morgan Ersery is an emerging artist currently living in New York City. She was born in Berkeley, California and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of San Francisco before moving to NY and completing an MFA degree in Fine Arts at Parsons The New School for Design. Her current explorations into drawing and painting is to see how it relates to sculpture and bodily space. Most recently, her work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and at Envoy Enterprises Gallery in a group auction show to raise money for Hatian relief.