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Shirreff, Erin
Monograph (no.1) Monograph (no.1)
2011 2011

Erin Shirreff’s art is infused with disciplined conceptual underpinnings and a lush sense of history. Monograph (no. 1) presents framed leaves extracted from a fictive unbound book or broadsheet. The bisected images reflect an aura of nostalgia, invoking our experience of form through photo reproduction in book structure, itself now putatively archaic. Several abutting slices of sculpture images (rough imitations of work by Tony Smith, Alexander Calder or Anthony Caro) form surprising amalgams, as if one took apart the signatures of an artist’s monograph.

 
Shirreff, Erin
Kelowna BC 1975 Kelowna BC 1975
Monograph (no.1) Monograph (no.1)
2011 2011
framed archival pigment prints, each with a centre fold framed archival pigment prints, each with a centre fold
overall: 86.4 cm x 91.4 cm
Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grants program, and Donald Murray Shepherd Bequest Fund, 2012 Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grants program, and Donald Murray Shepherd Bequest Fund, 2012
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