In this new body of work, Sue Morris inverts notions of domestic necessity and luxury in the context of the public rhetoric of austerity in Ireland.
Luxury Goods is a mixed media installation comprising of floor and wall pieces using familiar household materials and ephemera in alternative mise-en-scènes.
Central to the installation is a ‘parquet’ floor comprising of 3,000 Bord na Móna briquettes laid in a herringbone pattern, simultaneously evoking grand plantation houses, ghost housing estates and the traditional mud floors of simple vernacular dwellings.
Sue Morris is a contemporary visual artist from London and has practised in Ireland since 1992. She has exhibited in Ireland, the UK, Italy, the USA and Estonia; as well as in Vienna as part of the International Cultural Programme for Ireland’s Presidency of the EU and, most recently, in Artisterium 7, Tbilisi, Georgia.
LUXURY GOODS was officially opened by Senator Susan O'Keeffe in the Gallery, Siamsa Tíre on Friday the 27th of February 2015.