Thursday, November 14, 2013

Roula Partheniou | Desk Set

Roula Partheniou
Desk Set
Toronto, Canada: Paul + Wendy Projects, 2013
3.75 x 5.5 x 1.25" (stacked)
Acrylic on wood and MDF
Edition of 25, signed and numbered

The 21st edition from Paul + Wendy Projects (following works by The Royal Art Lodge, Kay Rosen, Daniel Eatock, Micah Lexier, Jason McLean, Sara MacKillop, Derek Sullivan, Jonathan Monk, Michael Dumontier, etc.) is a new hand-painted tabletop sculpture of stacked stationary.

Partheniou's practice often involves working with the notion of the replica, creating works that range from the highly detailed to distorted and reductive versions of everyday objects.

Desk Set can be seen as a companion work to Dopplekopf, a recent commissioned installation at Sheridan College in which Partheniou creates replicas of stationary (binders, tape, pens, CDs and DVDs) and then copies and mirrors them in greyscale. When viewed in the double-sided mirror that divides the customized vitrine the objects appear as though they are draining of colour (and vice-versa in the opposite direction).

Desk Set is available for $250 CDN, from the publisher, here.

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