Cornelia Parker, ‘Hot Poker’, 2011, Ingleby Gallery
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Cornelia Parker

Hot Poker, 2011

Laser cut archival inkjet print
16 3/5 × 19 3/10 in
42.2 × 49 cm
Under £1,000
Location
Edinburgh, London
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About the work
Ingleby Gallery
Edinburgh, London

The ‘Billboard for Edinburgh’ project ran from 2008 - 2016, when the Gallery was situated in its …

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Ingleby Gallery
Cornelia Parker
British, b. 1956
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Cornelia Parker, OBE, has been twining together themes of history, violence, and transcendence since the 1980s, working in mediums that range from sculpture, installation, and works on paper, to photographs composed out of manipulated found objects and images. She has flattened silver tea sets and other objects with a steamroller and hung them from the ceiling; and cast sidewalk cracks in bronze to create evocative, minimalist sculptures. Among her best-known works is Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (1991), for which she had the British army blow up a garden shed, whose fragmented pieces she displayed suspended and dramatically lit from within. Her work is “constantly unstable, in flux; leant against a wall, hovering, or so fragile it might collapse,” as Parker describes it. “It is a universal condition, that of vulnerability. We don’t have solid, fixed lives; we’re consistently dealing with what life throws at us.”

Cornelia Parker, ‘Hot Poker’, 2011, Ingleby Gallery
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About the work
Ingleby Gallery
Edinburgh, London

The ‘Billboard for Edinburgh’ project ran from 2008 - 2016, when the Gallery was situated in its Calton Road premises and transformed a defunct billboard on the end wall of the building. The Billboard installation would change every three months and from each a limited edition print would be published. The list of …

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Ingleby Gallery
Cornelia Parker
British, b. 1956
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Cornelia Parker, OBE, has been twining together themes of history, violence, and transcendence since the 1980s, working in mediums that range from sculpture, installation, and works on paper, to photographs composed out of manipulated found objects and images. She has flattened silver tea sets and other objects with a steamroller and hung them from the ceiling; and cast sidewalk cracks in bronze to create evocative, minimalist sculptures. Among her best-known works is Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (1991), for which she had the British army blow up a garden shed, whose fragmented pieces she displayed suspended and dramatically lit from within. Her work is “constantly unstable, in flux; leant against a wall, hovering, or so fragile it might collapse,” as Parker describes it. “It is a universal condition, that of vulnerability. We don’t have solid, fixed lives; we’re consistently dealing with what life throws at us.”

Cornelia Parker

Hot Poker, 2011

Laser cut archival inkjet print
16 3/5 × 19 3/10 in
42.2 × 49 cm
Under £1,000
Location
Edinburgh, London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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