Stefana McClure, ‘The Five Elephants: five novels by Fyodor Dostoyevsky’, 2018 -2020, Installation, Cut printed paper, Bartha Contemporary
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Stefana McClure

The Five Elephants: five novels by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 2018 -2020

Cut printed paper
24 in diameter
61 cm diameter
.
$35,000
Location
London
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Bartha Contemporary
London

Distillation of time, obliteration and reconstruction of information, characterize my drawings and …

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Reconfigured Books Series
Stefana McClure
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“I have always been fascinated by the gray area that exists between languages and cultures, and so was naturally drawn to discrepancies in translation,” Stefana McClure has said. Both this interest and her methodology have roots in the artist’s time in Japan, where she lived for over a decade and studied traditional paper craft. McClure’s process of translation involves transforming text and printed materials into sculptural objects, often through laborious processes like knitting, cutting, wrapping, and tracing. Through the lens of language, she has addressed subject matter ranging from the treatment of U.S. military detainees to popular culture. In her ongoing “Films on Paper” series, she inscribes every subtitle in a film on the same piece of paper, a laborious process that creates two, superimposed ghostly lines on a monochrome field through wear and repetition.

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Bartha Contemporary
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Distillation of time, obliteration and reconstruction of information, characterize my drawings and sculptures. The work has a self-structuring methodology: visual form being determined by the process by which the work is made.

For the past fifteen years, I have been deconstructing books (often lengthy ones such as …

Medium
Condition
Perfect condition offered exclusively from the artist's studio.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Reconfigured Books Series
Stefana McClure
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“I have always been fascinated by the gray area that exists between languages and cultures, and so was naturally drawn to discrepancies in translation,” Stefana McClure has said. Both this interest and her methodology have roots in the artist’s time in Japan, where she lived for over a decade and studied traditional paper craft. McClure’s process of translation involves transforming text and printed materials into sculptural objects, often through laborious processes like knitting, cutting, wrapping, and tracing. Through the lens of language, she has addressed subject matter ranging from the treatment of U.S. military detainees to popular culture. In her ongoing “Films on Paper” series, she inscribes every subtitle in a film on the same piece of paper, a laborious process that creates two, superimposed ghostly lines on a monochrome field through wear and repetition.

Stefana McClure

The Five Elephants: five novels by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 2018 -2020

Cut printed paper
24 in diameter
61 cm diameter
.
$35,000
Location
London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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