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Morgan Janssen

MFA 2018

Satan on Vacation (Fan Palm)

Plastic, suede text, urethane, wood, foam, 2017, 18"w x 18"h x 4"d

My focus observes Western ideologies and how these shape our understanding of packaged nature. I look at what it means to exoticize a paradise to achieve a better sense of well-being. I grew up in a Catholic household, and my work depicts a journey to become better. It is through this lens that I use irreverent tones while displaying my work as an homage to memorialize my representation of the reinvention of nature. Messing with these advertised packages by material choice, tone, and humor breaks down these ideals (or at the very least, brings them to our attention).

Morgan Janssen

 - Satan on Vacation (Fan Palm)

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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 2020 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 for another year, 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.