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Collage: Elizabeth GOWER (b.1952 SA, AUS) - Cycles 11

From the Collection of Nillumbik Shire Council

Description
Kaleidoscope pattern of multiple segments (logos-Purina 'fancy feast') from commercial (food) catalogues on commercial packaging (cardboard - round lid).
Size
11cm x 11cm x 1cm unframed; 32cm x 31cm framed
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Object Registration
2016.4.BVA
Keywords
cycles, gower, collage, pattern, logos, commercialism, consumerism, repurpose, recycle, riverbend, laughing waters
Historical information
The 'Cycles' series is an extension of two large scale provisional installations '150 Rotations', Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, and '356 Rotations', AC Institute in New York, which also re-purposed and aestheticised multiple paper units into hundreds of circular motifs.
When Made
2015
Made By
Elizabeth Gower (Maker)
Significance
The immediate tactile connection with the material excesses and detritus of contemporary consumer culture informs the theoretical framework and conceptual understanding of Gower's practice, and associates her work with ideas of recovery and re-purpose, sustainable practice and thrift strategies that critique excesses of mass production and the notion of impermanence.

This series was made ‘in transit’ during the artist’s recent studio residencies at Point[B], New York and Laughing Waters, Eltham, and at three temporary studios in Rome, Berlin and Collingwood.
Inscriptions & Markings
No inscriptions and markings
Last updated
27 Sep 2017 at 4:19PM