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Title

Green bottle corner cluster,

1996
2019


Artist

Lauren Berkowitz

1965 -


About

Like many of Lauren Berkowitz's works from the mid-1990s, 'Green bottle corner cluster' engages with the language of minimal sculpture but introduces a feminine edge to its classically cool, geometric language. Berkowitz was influenced by the legacy of American post-minimal sculptor Eva Hesse, who used the repetition of empty vessels and transparent membranes to invoke bodily forms and sensations. Berkowitz generates a similar tension between material and affect in 'Green bottle corner cluster', by investing the hard, industrial glass bottles with a tactile, vulnerable quality. They appear to multiply like cells from a seam in the gallery walls, suggesting a supple, fleshy growth or the comfort of a cocoon.


Details


Dates

1996
2019


Media categories

Sculpture , Installation


Materials used

found glass bottles


Dimensions

250.0 x 50.0 cm (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Donated by the artist in memory of Henry Krum through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2019


Location

Not on display


Accession number

132.2019.1-82


Artist information

Lauren Berkowitz

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history