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Title

Green bottle corner cluster

1996
2019

Artist

Lauren Berkowitz

Australia

1965 –

Alternate image of Green bottle corner cluster by Lauren Berkowitz
Alternate image of Green bottle corner cluster by Lauren Berkowitz
  • 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
    Copyright
    © Lauren Berkowitz

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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