Monday, 13 April 2015

Polly Morgan: Taxidermy Is Dead (Long Live Taxidermy)

To the Horniman Museum to see this small exhibition of work by Polly Morgan. Taxidermy Is Dead (Long Live Taxidermy) showcases some of Morgan's recent work in taxidermy. There has been a recent resurgence in the art of taxidermy with the likes of Morgan and Sinke and Van Tongeren at the forefront, and taxidermy polarises opinion. Like Marmite, people either love it or hate it. I think Morgan brings something different and unique with her take on taxidermy and gives it a surreal, poetic twist to create something eerily beautiful. Excuse the quality of the photos it was dark in the Natural History section. I do think this was a bit of a missed opportunity for the Horniman Museum in terms of scale and work displayed, as I believe it could have been a much more engaging and ambitious exhibition. 

Polly Morgan
Taxidermy is Dead (Long Live Taxidermy)
Horniman Museum & Gardens
until Sun 7th June