Thursday, 14 March 2019

At the Park with Cornelia Parker

Hello

Thanks for popping in.

You'll be glad to hear that all the usual characters at the Park by the shops are well and getting along nicely despite me not having visited for a while.  The sun was out too creating some lovely effects.






Some new woodwork had appeared, not sure if it's finished.




Inside, an exhibition by Cornelia Parker was on display, it's touring from the Hayward Gallery in London.  Called One Day This Glass Will Break, the Artist has used the 19th Century photographer William Henry Fox Talbot's techniques - photogravure and solar prints - to create the pictures.






The detail in the pictures is amazing and as the actual glassware that belonged to Fox Talbot which he used in his own pictures, was used, it's all the more remarkable and memorable.

I am a bit of a fan of Cornelia Parker and the ideas behind her sculptural works, here's a link to Wikipedia with more details about her and her work.

The exhibition just finishing in the forecourt at the Royal Academy in London this week, is Cornelia Parker's Transitional Object (Psychobarn).  Based on the Bates Motel from the film Psycho, which in turn was based on an Edward Hopper painting The House by the Railroad and also referenced by Parker, Psychobbarn, just a facade with only one side decorated, was made from a dismantled American red barn.  It was originally exhibited on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  Here's a link.

Photo from the Culturetrip

Photo from websta.one


Cheerio

11 comments:

  1. Great post, I had never heard of Cornelia Parker. Her work looks interesting.

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    1. Thanks Liz. She's the Artist that produced a stitched Wikipedia page of the Magna Carter with different famous individuals embroidering a word each. She's got such great ideas.

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  2. I've never heard of Cornelia Parker, her artwork looks interesting but I'm not sure about the barn.

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  3. It's a bit of an unusual choice of building but was built to go on the roof of the Museum to look out of place with the New York skyline. It's all the ideas behind it that makes me like it, rather than the actual thing!

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  4. Another pleasant walk through the park. You're fortunate to be near a venue that exhibits well known artists. I like the way Cornelia Parker uses different materials and experiments with them and the thought that goes into her artwork. She certainly makes a statement with pieces such as the Psychobarn.

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    1. The big names don't come here very often but it's great that the London Galleries provide the touring exhibitions for us living in the sticks!

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  5. She certainly makes a statement, not sure what to make of the barn but as you say it is more about the ideas behind things that make her so special. A lovely walk in the park.

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    1. It was a great sunny day without the wind, I've almost forgotten what they are like!

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  6. Beautiful photographs, I always think shadow patterns (like the ones in your first picture) add an extra dimension to photographs.

    I'd not heard of Cornelia Parker, so thanks for the introduction.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan. I can't resist a photo of the shadows, sometimes short, sometimes long always looking great!

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