Locky Morris, Comm Comm, 1992, Installation. Toilet paper, wallpaper paste, cling film (sealed with flame), Dimensions variable, (Each element approx. 30 x 75 x 20- cm), Courtesy of the artist
Locky Morris (b. 1960, Ireland) has exhibited both regionally and internationally since the mid-1980s. Morris’s work touches on a broad range of subjects, from the highly personal and familial, to the political. Renowned for his early work that explicitly dealt with The Troubles in Northern Ireland, Morris has also received acclaim for his quietly powerful and intimate work, infused with a dark wit. Morris has presented solo shows at Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast (2016); mother’s tankstation, Dublin (2010); and Mannheimer Kunstverein, Germany (2008); and recent group shows at The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, USA (2017); the Museum for Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2014); and the Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague (2006). In 2016 Morris received the Irish American Cultural Institute’s O’Malley Award for Art.