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Title

Cumulus analysis

1987-1988


Artist

Pat Brassington

Australia

03 Mar 1942 -


About

'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.


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

313.1989.a-q


Artist information

Pat Brassington

Works in the collection

17


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


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.