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Title

The house of parmesan

1991

Artist

Marie Shannon

New Zealand

1960 -

  • Details

    Date
    1991
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Dimensions
    17.5 x 22.5 cm image; 50.7 x 55.2 x 2.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated c. verso, pencil ".../ MARIE SHANNON/ 1991".

    Credit
    Gift of Peter Fay 2006
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    41.2006
    Copyright
    © Marie Shannon

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    Marie Shannon's work considers her surroundings, in particular her domestic environment. In placing an emphasis on the ordinary and the everyday her work subtly disrupts the tenants of modernism. In 2001, for instance, she made photographs of watercolours she had painted of Donald Judd's furniture at Marfa. The austere and nominal look of his domestic environment transformed into soft wavering lines and gentle shadows. In 'The house of parmesan' Shannon adopts a similar strategy. Here, the monumental forms and perspective often associated with modernist photography is alluded to in the composition and framing of the object, however this is conceptually undermined by the title which reveals that the image depicts a block of cheese - fragile, porous and produced for consumption.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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