Valerie Hegarty - Contemporary Artists

Niagara Falls

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Valerie Hegarty

Niagara Falls

2007
Foam core, paper, paint, gel medium, glue

150 x 300 x 65 cm

For Valerie Hegarty, the joy of her work lies in its destruction rather than its making. Centring her practice on the politics of the American myth, Hegarty’s canvases and sculptures replicate emblems of frontier ethos - colonial furniture, antique dishware, and heroic paintings of landscapes and national figures only to demolish them by devices associated with their historical significance.
 
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