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Title

Lunch


Artist

Pat Brassington

Australia

03 Mar 1942 -


About

Pat Brassington's work has always used found images and those made by the artist. Until 1998 she worked in black and white, however more recently she has begun to use colour and worked with digital software in order to create the strange and surreal juxtapositions for which she is known. 'Lunch' 2000 appears to represent a torso elongated, sexualised, and referencing a body other than human - possibly that of an insect. The notion of feeding is enhanced by the conjunction of title and torso.

Brassington is able to present haunting, dream like images which lead the viewer to the edges of the imagination. The works from this particular series are perverse and beautiful. They are highly resolved images which mark the abilities of this artist to change technique and form, and be able to present her ideas with the same, if not more maturity.


Details


Date

2000


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

pigment print


Dimensions

70.0 x 36.6 cm image; 120.0 x 74.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

209.2000


Artist information

Pat Brassington

Works in the collection

17


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Judy Annear, World without end - Photography and the 20th century, Sydney, 2000, 66 (colour illus.).

Alasdair Foster (Editor in Chief), Photofile 59, Pat Brassington recent work, pg.37-40, Paddington, Apr 2000, 40 (colour illus.).

Catriona Moore, Art and Australia (Vol. 42, No. 3), 'Decoration, aspiration & nostalgia: contemporary Australian photography', pg.424-433, Paddington, Mar 2005-May 2005, 426 (colour illus.).