- Media categories
- Sculpture , Installation
- Materials used
- found glass bottles
- 250.0 x 50.0 cm (irreg.)
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Donated by the artist in memory of Henry Krum through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2019
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Lauren Berkowitz
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Shown in 1 exhibition
Lauren Berkowitz: Green room, Pendulum Gallery, 1996 -
Referenced in 4 publications
Anna Clabburn., The Australian family: images and essays, 'Resourceful by necessity', Carlton North, 1998, 22 (colour illus.).
Bruce James., Sydney Morning Herald, 'Galleries', Sydney, 02 Aug 1996, 14.
Charles Merewether., Lauren Berkowitz, 'Anxieties of revelation', Sydney, 2001, 38 (colour illus.).
Dr Alana O'Brien., Three degrees of change, 'Manna', Bundoora, 2009, 31 (colour illus.).