亚洲杯:ValerieHegarty

发布日期:2020-05-25   作者:亚洲杯外围   已浏览: 169次

ForValerieHegarty,thejoyofherworkliesinitsdestructionratherthanitsmaking.CentringherpracticeonthepoliticsoftheAmericanmyth,Hegarty’scanvasesandsculpturesreplicateemblemsoffrontierethos-colonialfurniture,antiquedishware,andheroicpaintingsoflandscapesandnationalfiguresonlytodemolishthembydevicesassociatedwiththeirhistoricalsignificance.

Inthepiecesviewedhere,Hegartytheatricallyreconstructs‘masterpieces’basedonworksbyFrederickChurchandThomasMoranfromfragilematerialssuchasfoam-core,paper,andwood,beforefalsifyingtheirruination.Rottedandbatterednearlybeyondrecognition,NiagaraFallsliterallypoursfromthewallasatwistedwreck;whileCrackedCanyonisbrokenthroughwithaseismicfissurerunningfromthegalleryfloortoceiling.ThroughHegarty’seradicativeintervention,herobjectsgainbothformalandnarrativeauthority.Capitalisingonherhighlyattenuatesubversionofmaterials,Hegarty’sworkposesasartefactsofknownhistorygoneawry,envisioninganalternativeworldorderofsmugironyandpoeticjustice.

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