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Amphibians

Alice Channer2012

Arts Council Collection

Arts Council Collection

Alice Channer’s floor-based sculpture ‘Amphibians’ combines machined, hand-carved and polished marble elements with aluminium casts of stretch-fit Top Shop clothing, coloured elastics and mirror-polished stainless steel which has been digitally cut and industrially rolled along hand-drawn lines. The dialogue between the industrially or post-industrially produced and the hand-made is articulated through all of Channer's work as she forges a complex web of relationships between various methods of production and references to the body. Much of Channer's work provides a subtle investigation into assumed opposites, not only of figurative versus abstract, hand-made versus mass produced, horizontal versus vertical, but also on the classical versus the post-modern, on the relationship between two and three dimensional forms, the linear and the cyclical, liquid and solid, human and nonhuman, rough and smooth.

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Details

  • Title: Amphibians
  • Creator: Alice Channer
  • Date Created: 2012
  • Physical Dimensions: 54.5 x 141 x 455cm
  • Rights: The artist. Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund and The Henry Moore Foundation.
  • Medium: Mirror polished steel, cast aluminium, machined, hard carved and polished marble, elastic

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