Yuken Teruya

Yuken Teruya Golden Arch Parkway McDonald's (brown)

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Yuken Teruya   Golden Arch Parkway  McDonald's (brown)
Yuken Teruya
Yuken Teruya Golden Arch Parkway McDonald's (brown)
2005
paper, glue
8.3 x 12.7 x 24.2 cm
The detritus of urban life has long provided material solutions for artists; in Yuken Teruya’s work, the discarded becomes the site of poetic transformation. Shopping bags – in some ways the emblematic item of rampant consumerism, one-use receptacles quickly ditched – are placed within the gallery at a ninety-degree angle, their ends to the wall, becoming peepholes for one viewer at a time. Their dark interiors are speckled with light from holes cut into the bag’s paper surface; the shape of the hole is that of a full-grown tree, so the bag becomes both stage (with its own lighting) and source of imagery.

     
 


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