Between Terminals C and D
December 17, 2016 - August 4
Ceramist Peter Morgan creates clay sculptures that combine realism with fantasy to create often humorous narratives. He purposefully skews the scale of juxtaposed objects. What we typically know as being massive in reality such as a tugboat, Morgan has recreated into a toy-like replica towing an oversized hotdog. Or the reputed enormous Loch Ness Monster, Morgan has rendered tiny and sinking in gooey, melted cheese atop nacho chips.
Morgan’s imaginative arrangements are curiously child-like. His combined elements are off-kilter both in scale and context. But his skilled craftsmanship, minute detailing, and sometimes subtle social commentary contradicts the sense of sheer playfulness. But ultimately his work remains whimsical and eccentric as seen in Morgan’s series of colorful ceramic train cars staged on an elevated wooden track.
Morgan’s train cars transport all types of unusual freight from a dinosaur, giraffe, penguin and school of trout to tankers and boxcars that contain maple syrup, orange juice, and sunflower seeds. The menagerie of cargo is eclectic and absurd, but it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see a Philly cheesesteak aboard a flat car.