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Pearl Diver: Kenny Morris’s solo exhibition continues in Hive Emerging Gallery at 25 Michael Street, Waterford until November 29.
Morris’s exhibition is a dramatic return to form by the enigmatic artist who was at the forefront of the emerging 70’s Punk scene in the UK. Featuring collages, sketches, paintings, film and assemblage, Morris’s work often peeks behind the meta-narrative to expose the small and human conventions.
Born in1957 he studied Fine Art and Film-making at North East London Polytechnic & Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. In 1976 he became involved with the burgeoning punk scene joining Siouxsie and the Banshees in January 1977. Morris was the percussionist and drummer for the band’s first two hugely influential albums The Scream and Join Hands.
Following a disagreement, Morris (along with guitartist John McKay) left the Banshees and returned to London to re-engage with his art practice. Amongst his work was La Main Morte, featuring narration by Dorothy Lalanne & music by Morris, John Maybury and Jean-Michelle Baudry. After stints in France and South America, Morris moved to Ireland where he continues practicing and teaching Art.
The exhibition in Hive covers all four Gallery spaces and will culminate with a special celebratory evening of art, prose and music led by Kenny Morris on November 29.
Hive Emerging is open Tuesday to Saturday from 5.00 pm until 9.00 pm. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 089 4432975.