Judith Cowan Melancholia Exists, new foragers installation, Collyer Bristow Gallery, 2012

Cowan, Judith (2003) Judith Cowan Melancholia Exists, new foragers installation, Collyer Bristow Gallery, 2012. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Curated by Day+Gluckman, group show

Finding, collecting, selecting, editing, eradicating, revealing, transforming.

Artists are infinitely resourceful, finding materials and ideas from wide ranging sources to produce individual and unique works. The artists in this exhibition share a process of using 'found', or everyday objects, creating a visceral response to their surroundings and the world in which we live. This transformation can be seen as a kind of alchemical moment: when something seemingly redundant or unremarkable takes on a surprising new identity.

From the clinical to the domestic, Judith Cowan exhibits Melancholia Exists, a contemplative work that uses a battered old chest of drawerss as both plinth and vessel. The poignancy of the drawers partially open, perhaps revealing hidden secrets and the menace of rope, coiled within a pristine neon structure, hints at the internal workings of the human psyche.

Venue Details

  1. New Foragers
    • Location: Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
    • Dates: 4 October 2012 - 30 January 2013

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Keywords (uncontrolled): Collecting, Foraging, Melancholia, Group exhibition, Found objects, Chance, Transformation, Alchemy, Identity
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Art Practice as Investigation cluster
Item ID: 16081
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Depositing User: Judith Cowan
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 09:00
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2017 14:06
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16081

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