Cameron Morgan’s ‘TV Classics Part 1’ celebrates the culture and history of television throughout the decades. Each painting marks an era, a style and a tv programme.
Morgan is a multi-talented and prolific artist working with Project Ability as part of our Aspire programme, since 1991. His creativity, ambition and personality can be found in all of his work, and Project Ability were proud to present his latest venture as part of our Glasgow International 2016 programme.
Morgan’s standing as a contemporary artist was firmly established with the GENERATION show 'Cameron's Way: Coast to Coast'; a commission funded by Creative Scotland. Now, with a generous Unlimited commission he has been able to take on his most ambitious project to date.
Fascinated and extremely knowledgeable about popular culture, Morgan’s specialist subject is 70’s and 80’s television, films and music. For ‘TV Classics Part 1’ Morgan has created nine paintings using iconic television imagery starting in the 1930’s through to present times. The nine paintings and accompanying videos that make up ‘TV Classics Part 1’ depict Morgan’s favourite tv programmes from the past nine decades, shown screened on a television set from that decade. They move, as the years pass -from grey scale through technicolour to high definition - with a classic wallpaper design from the period as the backdrop for each piece.
The ‘TV Classics Part 1’ website provides bibliographic information on the artist, shows interviews with Morgan and the project collaborators, as well as behind the scene action and work in progress videos.
As well as being a prolific and talented painter, it is worth noting that Cameron Morgan is also a skilled ceramicist, evidenced in the popularity of the ceramic artworks he created for our 'Food to Go' exhibition in December 2015.