Cornelia Parker, ‘Jug Full of Shadows’, 2019, Cristea Roberts Gallery
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Cornelia Parker

Jug Full of Shadows, 2019

From: Plant Shadows, 2019 A series of three polymer gravure etchings on Fabriano Tiepolo 290 paper
32 2/5 × 22 9/10 in
82.2 × 58.2 cm
Edition of 18
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£1,000 - 2,500
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About the work
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Signature
Hand-signed by artist
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Series
Plant Shadows
Publisher
Alan Cristea 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, ‘Jug Full of Shadows’, 2019, Cristea Roberts Gallery
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About the work
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included
Series
Plant Shadows
Publisher
Alan Cristea Gallery
Cornelia Parker
British, b. 1956
Follow

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

Jug Full of Shadows, 2019

From: Plant Shadows, 2019 A series of three polymer gravure etchings on Fabriano Tiepolo 290 paper
32 2/5 × 22 9/10 in
82.2 × 58.2 cm
Edition of 18
.
£1,000 - 2,500
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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