Mon – Sat 10 am – 4 pm
Ends 13 August 2016
Visitors are being blown away by the monumental sculptures by Glenn Morris on display in the Sculpture Space at the Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth.
Anthropocene is a sculptural response to the enormous impact man has on the environment and the future of mankind itself. It consists of three massive figures made of reclaimed materials especially for the gallery.
Visitors to the exhibition have been very moved by the work. One couple from Shrewsbury wrote to Glenn directly: “My wife and I visited the exhibition in Mac yesterday and just wanted to contact you and say that your sculptures were absolutely stunning.
……. I was totally overwhelmed by the sculptures and by the kneeling man in particular. When I saw the title of the piece I instantly could see what you wanted to achieve. I could feel the anguish and despair of the man. The piece is simply fantastic and deserves to be seen by as wide an audience as possible. Thanks again for a fantastic piece of work- we felt incredibly honoured and touched to have been able to have seen it.”
A visitor from Kent wrote in the Visitors’ Book: “Inspiring and moving work particularly ‘Anthropocene’.” While another comment put it quite simply: “The wooden giants made my day 10/10!”
Glenn Morris writes in the exhibition catalogue: “I was born at the perceived beginning of the ‘Anthropocene’ epoch; a period when human activity as increasingly impacted on the earth, to the point where fundamental global systems are being affected to the degree where the very future of humankind is being brought into question. It is a frightening time.” And “…..working on the idea of ‘Anthropocene’ meant confronting darkness and highly disturbing subject matter.”
If you want to experience these monumental works for yourself the exhibition is on until 13 August.
For more information about MOMA Machynlleth visit: www.moma.machynlleth.org.uk