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Phillips, Ciara; Robertson, Clive
Untitled
2016

These are Tshirts that come from Ciara Phillips’s collaboration with Clive Robertson as part of her residency and ongoing Workshop piece at the Agnes in 2016. The two artists realized that their surnames are shared by varieties of screwdrivers and made shirts to wear during a performance and photo piece called Flagging Peace. The shirts then hung in the Agnes’s Davies Foundation Gallery for the duration of Ciara Phillips: Comrade Objects along with Flagging Peace. Melissa Gronlund writes, “Phillips frequently uses friends as models for her images, blows up personal photographs to use them in a public exhibitory context, or makes work in collaboration, as for the screen print Flagging Peace produced with her former teacher, the artist Clive Robertson. The screen print reprises the letter “C” from her name and his, and signals in semaphore the “N” and “D” of Nuclear Disarmament and corresponds to the origins of the Peace Sign devised by Gerald Holtom in 1958. It thus transverses the public space of these movements by means of a private code, comprised by their own initials.”

 
Phillips, Ciara; Robertson, Clive
Ottawa ON 1976; Plymouth, United Kingdom 1946
Untitled
2016
Two screen prints on tshirt, edition of 3
MM and XL
Purchase, Gallery Association Fund, 2018
61-006a-b

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