Thomas Houseago

Joanne (6 views)

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Thomas Houseago
Joanne (6 views)
2005
plaster, hemp, steel, graphite
124.5 x 58.4 x 86.4 cm
Thomas Housago’s work playfully subverts the expectation of sculpture. Drawing reference to a multitude of styles such as Classicism, Cubism, and Futurism, Houseago’s intentionally clumsy forms trade the imperious and enduring qualities of traditional bronze or marble for the humble aesthetic of plaster and various found materials. Lacking the weighty physical stature associated with three dimensional media, Houseago’s ‘monumental’ structures appear almost comically flimsy, reducing the grandiose weight of art history into sympathetic effigies.

     
 


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