Radio Juxtapoz, ep 31: Jenny Morgan and the Art of the Self
We love when we get two former cover artists on Radio Juxtapoz, and following up on our conversation with Jean Jullien during Miami Art Week where Juxtapoz and Vans took over The Hotel of South Beach, we sat down with one of our favorite contemporary painters, Jenny Morgan. The Brooklyn-based painter, who was the cover of both our print edition and the Juxtapoz Hyperreal book, has been working away in her studio for the past few years, and with her work in Juxtapoz at 25: In Black & White, episode 31 of Radio Juxtapoz is her first interview in over 3 years!
In this conversation, Morgan goes deep into her analysis on self-portraits, not only talking about her revelation of seeing her own self on the wall at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver during her mid-career survey, but the intimacy of self and the bodies of her and her friends. The Utah-born painter talks about her life in Brooklyn, how she still feels energized by the city and the artists living there but also how her 3 years away from the limelight after her museum survey has allowed her to reevaluate and enhance her craft.
This episode coincides with Morgan announcing her upcoming solo exhibition with Mother Gallery, opening March 21st, 2020. All Miami Art Week podcasts were supported by Vans.
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