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An image of Cumulus analysis by Pat Brassington

Pat Brassington

(Australia 03 Mar 1942 – )

Title
Cumulus analysis
Year
1987-1988
Media categories
Photograph, Installation
Materials used
photographic installation, 17 gelatin silver photographs
Dimensions

274.5 x 457.5 cm installed:

a-q - 17 photographs; 46 x 70 cm; each image

a-q - 17 photographs; 48.5 x 72 cm; each sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1989
Accession number
313.1989.a-q
Copyright
© Pat Brassington
Location
Not on display
Further information

'My photographic work consists mostly of multiple images, in which the interaction between images is a major factor.' Pat Brassington 1998

The collected images in 'Cumulus analysis' recall the effect of dread. When the senses, especially touch and sight, are heightened by anxiety apparently simple images can become nightmarish. A witty and evocative dialogue takes place in 'Cumulus analysis' between images of sight and blindness, those of water and air, fish and human form. Encapsulated within a minimalist grid, which imposes order, the work in actuality enhances the tangential and the emotional.

Bibliography (4)

Judy Annear, Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Sydney, 2005. no catalogue numbers

Judy Annear, The Enigmatic Object, Sydney, 1997.

Anthony Bond and Victoria Lynn (Curators), Australian Perspecta 1989, Sydney, 1989, 18 (illus.), 19.

Deborah Edwards, Daphne Wallace, Margo Neale, Victoria Lynn and Sandra Byron, Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Women in the Contemporary Collection, Sydney, 1995, 15, 18.

Exhibition history (5)

Australian Perspecta 1989, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 31 May 1989–23 Jul 1989

Aberrant object, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Bulleen, 15 Mar 1994–15 May 1994

Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995

The Enigmatic Object, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Apr 1997–22 Jun 1997

Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Nov 2005–29 Jan 2006