- Media categories
- Mixed media , Sculpture , Textile , Painting
- Materials used
- perspex, wood, synthetic fur, wool fur, acrylic paint, glass
- 202.2 x 140.5 x 140.0 cm
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of the artist 2015. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Kathy Temin. Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
- Artist information
Works in the collection
During the Australian recession of the early 1990s, a number of younger artists in Sydney and Melbourne pursued an intentionally unpolished style of art. To describe their apathetic and crude DIY aesthetic, artist and curator Jeff Gibson coined the term 'grunge'. The grunge artists incorporated kitsch, mass-produced objects and inexpensive junk from inner-city and suburban neighbourhoods into their artworks, extending on precedents set by the Annandale Imitation Realists and Popists. Their objective was, in part, to challenge formal conventions of art making, display and interpretation.
'Inbetween dis-play' and 'Home dis-play' are archetypical grunge works. Each hand painted cabinet exhibits an assortment of items that reference identity and personal history, modern art, everyday life, and popular culture. Their assembly was inspired by cabinets of curiosities but also the clutter of shop fronts and home furnishings.
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Kathy Temin: Dis-play problem, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Melbourne, Sep 1994–Sep 1994
Furnish: Howard Arkley, Geoff Kleem, Susan Norrie, Kathy Temin, Constance Zikos, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, 05 Mar 1998–29 Mar 1998
Furnish: Howard Arkley, Geoff Kleem, Susan Norrie, Kathy Temin, Constance Zikos, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, 29 May 1998–28 Jun 1998
Furnish: Howard Arkley, Geoff Kleem, Susan Norrie, Kathy Temin, Constance Zikos, Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, 15 Sep 1998–25 Oct 1998
Furnish: Howard Arkley, Geoff Kleem, Susan Norrie, Kathy Temin, Constance Zikos, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Australia, 06 Nov 1998–13 Dec 1998
Furnish: Howard Arkley, Geoff Kleem, Susan Norrie, Kathy Temin, Constance Zikos, Ararat Gallery, Ararat, 18 Dec 1998–14 Feb 1999
Referenced in 6 publications
Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Kathy Temin: Dis-play problem, Melbourne, 1994, n.pag.. cat.no. 6; priced $5,000
Naomi Cass, Art & Text (No. 50), 'Kathy Temin', pg. 64-65, Prahran, Jan 1995, 65.
Natalie King, Furnish: Howard Arkley, Geoff Kleem, Susan Norrie, Kathy Temin, Constance Zikos, 'List of works', Bendigo, 1998, n.pag.. cat.no. 14
Natalie King, Art and Australia (Vol. 32, No. 3), 'Dis-splayed', pg. 444, Sydney, Autumn 1995, 444.
Andrew Renton, Art and cultural difference: hybrids and clusters, 'Kathy Temin: the problem is ...', pg. 30-35, London, 1995, 30 (colour illus.). installation shot
Virginia Trioli, The Age, 'Beauty in 'ugly ducklings'', pg. 20, Melbourne, 14 Sep 1994, 20.
Other works by Kathy Temin
See all 11 works