Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break

Pollok House is delighted to present an exhibition of prints by one of Britain's leading contemporary artists, Cornelia Parker, in partnership with Hayward Touring and the Southbank Centre, London.

Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break

About Cornelia Parker: One Day This Glass Will Break

18th May 2019 to 15th Sep 2019
10am - 5pm
Pollok House
2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G43 1AT
The exhibition is included with normal admission to Pollok House.
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The exhibition consists of 20 large-scale photogravures from three experimental series: Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass (2017); One Day This Glass Will Break (2015); and Thirty Pieces of Silver (exposed) (2015). These three series explore the artist’s fascination with the physical properties of objects, materials and their histories.

The exhibition includes 8 works from the series One Day This Glass Will Break (2015), which arose from Parker’s investigations into the photogravure, a photomechanical process which produces an image through the exposure of a photographic positive onto a copper printing plate. Inspired by the 19th-century photographic pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot, Parker combined two of his early techniques, solar prints and the photogravure, creating a new hybrid form of print by exposing three-dimensional objects to ultraviolet light. In these works, she uses found objects such as a tower of crystal glasses, a shattered light bulb and melting ice cubes, with the resulting prints capturing their shadows in a spectral still life.

In Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass (2017) series of 9 prints, Cornelia Parker explores this technique further using the last remaining items of glassware belonging to Fox Talbot, which he famously used in his early photograph, Articles of Glass (c. 1844), and are now housed in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. The artist arranged these historical objects in various informal compositions on the printing plate, some with their museum labels still attached. The lead content of this early glassware produces darker shadows, resulting in prints that are richer and deeper in tone.

Two prints from another series, Thirty Pieces of Silver (exposed) (2015), are also included. Here, the artist uses found glass photographic negatives of antique silverware, originally produced for a 1960s Spink auction catalogue. Exposed to the photogravure plate in their original glassine bags, the negatives appear as physical, dimensional objects themselves. This series evokes a major early work by Cornelia Parker, Thirty Pieces of Silver, (1988–89), which consisted of over 1,000 pieces of silver flattened by a steamroller and suspended on wires hovering above the gallery floor.

The exhibition is included with normal admission to Pollok House. Please note the gallery is on the first floor of the building, and access to this area is by stairs only.

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