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Title

Untitled

1990


Artist

Debra Phillips

Australia

1958 -


About

Debra Phillips' series 'The Colonisation of Time' consists of eight large colour photographs mounted on aluminium in brass, steel, copper or lead frames. This use of the frame as an integral part of the work is a logical extension of her earlier 'Balance of Obsolescence' series in which Phillips used rusty cast-iron frames to encase images of humble or outmoded tools. In the later series, suffused with a sense of temporal change, the work draws attention to its own photographic technique and continues the artist's austere philosophy and consistent understatement. In the works from 'The Colonisation of Time' Phillips explores, within carefully staged and technically inspired images, the tension between the abstract and figurative.

Art Gallery Handbook, 1994.


Details


Date

1990


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

Cibachrome photograph


Dimensions

99.7 x 109.6 cm sight; 119.0 x 149.0 x 5 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1992


Location

Not on display


Accession number

301.1992


Artist information

Debra Phillips

Works in the collection

26


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Anthony Bond and Victoria Lynn, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'Contemporary Practice - Here, There, Everywhere ...', pg. 229-285, Sydney, 1994, 280, 281 (colour illus.).