Gloss II

2007

Beasley, Becky
'Gloss II' is a photograph of a 2/3 scale model I made based on the external dimensions of an upright piano. The skeletal form becomes a kind of small bookshelf. The photograph is printed on matt paper. The object I made for the photograph was painted with a combination of matt blackboard paint and black gloss emulsion and the matt and gloss surfaces register distinctly in the matt print. The idea with the title is that the registration of the 'gloss' on the matt print is confusing. Pools of dense glossy black are formed and relate to the way black glass functions in other three dimensional works of mine. Becky Beasley
  • Artwork Details: 168 x 200cm
  • Edition: 1 of 2 + 1 AP
  • Material description: Matt fibre-based gelatin silver print, archival linen tape, eyelets
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACC29/2009

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