Tuesday, November 27, 2012

COLLABORATION OF THE NATION



Lately I have been lucky enough to work with the amazing, prolific, and talented Kate Tucker on a new body of works on paper.
These eight works on paper came about after our enormously fun initial collaboration for the True Self project earlier this year. We had so much fun with that one, that we thought we better make some more. 
These new works, which are all the same size, were made via a process of equal collaboration between the two of us. In a new, abstracted take on the classic parlour game of the Exquisite Corpse (practiced by many of the early surrealists), these two artists spent time taking it in turns to either start or finish each work.  With each work one of us made the collage base using material from a limited suite of found images,  deliberately borrowing and re-contextualising other artists promotional images, amongst old textbooks and craft manuals. 
The second artist then finished the work with watercolour, gouache, acrylic or pencil. The results are a series of vibrant images blurring personal symbology and contrasting, yet strangely harmonious approaches. 
We felt that the inclusion of found imagery served to further extend extend the collaborative aspect of the project, as well as raising questions around authorship, authenticity and replication.


Come along to the opening on December 12 and say hello!
6-8pm Helen Gory Galerie, 25 St Edmonds Rd. Prahran.


above: Kate Tucker and Tai Snaith collaboration features found paper flyer by artist Marcin Wojcik at Bus Projects, gouache, 2012.
above: Kate Tucker and Tai Snaith collaboration features found poster from Cosmic Wonder Lightsource (Japan), found poster by artist Renee Cosgrave, acrylic, gouache, 2012.





































above: Kate Tucker and Tai Snaith collaboration features found paper from the broadsheet The Journal of Radical Shimming, gouache, pencil, acrylic, 2012.

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