Thursday, 11 August 2016

Cabinet of Curiosities

The Laboratory Arts Collective invited me to be the guest curator for their Cabinet of Curiosities. Although the post is only available, I believe, to their 'divine subscribers,' I will reveal the following sub-headings.


And one element from the post:


"Lipstick Belt." This piece is a durational piece in a way as it began around 15 years ago. I wear the same lipstick all the time and have done so since I discovered the colour when I was 20. I use on average 2 lipsticks per year and remove every last drop of the pigment with a brush. Apart, from losing the occasional lipstick, each empty 'cartridge' is now housed within the belt. It began I believe, around 2002 and now in 2016, is finally complete.

Lipstick Belt by Lisa Z. Morgan 2002-2016

A film by The Lavender Hinge (in 2012 Lipstick Belt was incomplete)

Thursday, 4 August 2016

RISD Museum's Lavender Aquisition

"Eleven (Buttoned Painting)" and "Pants (Labour of Love)" were created during my time with The Lavender Hinge. Both were recently acquired by the RISD Museum and now reside happily within the permanent collection. For a multitude of reasons, these two pieces are amongst my personal favorites.
"Eleven (Buttoned Painting) by The Lavender Hinge, 2012.
Linen, linen covered buttons, cotton lining. 36 x 42 ins

"Pants (Labour of Love)" by The Lavender Hinge, 2012. 
Acrylic and scarlet work on linen over wood supports, 62 x 30 ins

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Lisa Z. Morgan is an artist, designer and writer. The subject and object of desire has been a palpable constant within her artistic expression both as a motivation and in its embodiment or articulation. Through her creativity and research Morgan examines how the value of provenance, of rarity and storytelling, puts into question or provokes our understanding and relationship towards desire and the desire impulse. Her focus has been how we may access, stimulate and touch the internal points of registration or the emotional dynamics of bodily perception. In essence she attempts to define and make manifest the feeling of feeling. Her work inhabits a space where art, semiotics, design and fashion intersect. Morgan is the Co-Founder of STRUMPET & PINK and the Co-Founder of The Lavender Hinge. She is the author and creative editor of Design Behind Desire and also a contributor to SHOWstudio and The Laboratory Arts Collective.