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Title

Untitled

1990

Artist

Debra Phillips

Australia

1958 -

  • Details

    Date
    1990
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    Cibachrome photograph
    Dimensions
    99.7 x 109.6 cm sight; 119.0 x 149.0 x 5 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1992
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    301.1992
    Copyright
    © Debra Phillips

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  • About

    Debra Phillips' series 'The Colonisation of Time' consists of eight large colour photographs mounted on aluminium in brass, steel, copper or lead frames. This use of the frame as an integral part of the work is a logical extension of her earlier 'Balance of Obsolescence' series in which Phillips used rusty cast-iron frames to encase images of humble or outmoded tools. In the later series, suffused with a sense of temporal change, the work draws attention to its own photographic technique and continues the artist's austere philosophy and consistent understatement. In the works from 'The Colonisation of Time' Phillips explores, within carefully staged and technically inspired images, the tension between the abstract and figurative.

    Art Gallery Handbook, 1994.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Anthony Bond and Victoria Lynn, AGNSW Collections, 'Contemporary Practice - Here, There, Everywhere ...', pg. 229-285, Sydney, 1994, 280, 281 (colour illus.).

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