Jessica A. Morgun: MEMORIAM TO A MISSING FUR COAT
The Art Incubator Gallery . July 27 – September 8, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, July 27th, from 7 – 10pm
Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, 3rd floor, 10215 – 112 St, Edmonton
Sought to use drawing as an ephemeral medium Jessica A. Morgun’s installation revolves around problematic nature of intangible losses incurred due to immigration and dislocation.
My studio practice is about absence, using transitory and ephemeral mediums to approach absent things through an apophatic lens. Considering the absent thing in this way fosters attentiveness to the non-human worlds that populate our lives, revealing that when things go missing or lose their usefulness there is an indefinite loss – not only of the thing itself, but also of worlds and relationships that once surrounded the thing in question as an atmosphere of potentiality. – Jesica A. Morgun
Jessica A. Morgunis an accomplished multi-media artists based in Saskatoon, SK. She graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Art Major) from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and continued her academic studies in Theology at the Regent College in Vancouver BC, which she graduated in 2012 with a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies. Eventually, Morgun decided to pursue her academic studies in fine arts at the University of Saskatchewan and graduated in 2016 with a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. Jessica A. Morgun has been a recipient of several awards and academic scholarships. Her impressive body of work and multi-media installations have been a subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions in Saskatoon, Vancouver, and in Australia. Since 2014, Jessica A. Morgun has been a member of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where she currently teaches as a Sessional Instructor.