AIDEN MORSE: SOFT OPENING
One of PITCH's all time talents, Aiden Morse, has a new show called 'Soft Opening' and its running now at Fort Delta Gallery in Melbourne.
It's pretty obvious what were gonna say, but we will shout it anyway, GO SEE IT!
Running from 18 September to 4 October, Soft Opening, will Morse’s solo debut and is a distillation of themes common to his practice: domesticity, glamour and monogamy.
In the exhibition, photographs of seemingly disparate objects, each tied to specific personal experiences, are displayed alongside images of Morse and his girlfriend at events. The Photoshop-polished aesthetic of these works distances them from the photographic vernacular. Instead, they resemble advertisements gone awry; fantasies recalled using a capitalist vocabulary.
While Morse’s images have been crafted to the point of uncanny lifelessness, they still exhibit clues as to the method of their construction. It is when these clues are noticed that the veracity of the entire exhibition comes into question: the autobiographical becomes indistinguishable from the aspirational. Instead of representations of the real, Morse’s photographs are a tribute to the slippery and seductive power of images.