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Morgan L. Janssen

MFA 2018


Snake shed, silicone, string, olive wood, beads, 2016, 28"w x 49"h x 4"d

The role of human-animal relationships in my work has led me to observe 16th- and 17th-century still life paintings. In these paintings the accumulation of items provides discussion on how humans interact with nature regarding arrangement, triumphing over the ownership of things. I create my work in terms of various expressions of power and the manipulation of objects. Emphasizing the hierarchical distinction between the human and the animal, I am testing if indiscernibility can exist between us and them.

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.