Shaun Morin, "Untitled," 2005, mixed media collage on paper, 6.5" x 5".
SHAUN MORIN, Klusters
Cream Gallery, Winnipeg
Until Sept 17, 2005
By Janice Rosen
Shaun Morin’s show, Klusters, promises an intriguing look into this prolific Winnipeg painter’s latest work. The show’s title, which refers to both the small “overstimulated works” on paper and their manner of display, was inspired by his recent seven-month stay in Montreal, a city guaranteed to overstimulate new arrivals. Working in mixed media on small paper, Morin’s work is figurative, reading as distorted graphic narratives with neither plot nor timeline. Small, isolated drawings combine daily activities and observations with social commentary in a miscellany of images and catch phrases. Morin’s Walls of Shame combine his drawings and images into larger collage pieces, constructing links between reality, media culture and fantasy. Morin, painting under his pseudonym slomotion, graduated with his BFA in 2004 from the University of Manitoba. He was part of the Too Sicks Club, a Winnipeg collective dedicated to the art of “nail-bombing” — loading multimedia works created on cardboard, canvas and metal onto “party bikes” and taking them throughout Winnipeg to be nailed to buildings, posts and fences.
Represented by: The Othergallery, Cream Gallery, Winnipeg.