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Harwood, Andrew
Truck Mountain Truck Mountain
2004 2004

“Truck Mountain” is a playfully decorated photograph that depicts a transport truck on a road in front of a mountainous landscape. Harwood’s affixed a veil of plastic sequins to the surface of the photographic image.

“Truck Mountain” is part of a larger series of works in which Andrew Harwood deals with issues of identity in relation to transport in Canada. He is particularly interested in the shift in the transport industry during the 1970s from trains to more efficient trucks. This shift was synonymous with a rise in trucker pop culture: truck images and movies largely aimed towards male and heterosexual working-class audiences. In “Truck Mountain,” by presenting a conventional pop-trucker image behind a veil of plastic jewlels, Harwood could be seen to humourously undercut common assumptions about the orientation of trucker identity. The mountain landscape in the background is a photograph of a commercial image drawn from a magazine, with the hyperbolic colour saturation romanticizing the rugged mountain landscape.

 
Harwood, Andrew
born Wiarton, Ontario born Wiarton, Ontario
Truck Mountain Truck Mountain
2004 2004
sequins on colour photograph sequins on colour photograph
sight: 27.2 cm x 41.9 cm; frame: 47.3 cm x 60.6 cm
Gift of Herbert O. Bunt, 2006 Gift of Herbert O. Bunt, 2006
49-015.03

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