2019 Finalists

Ross COULTER

Artist statement: Norman Bryson, author of Looking at the overlooked (1990), has observed that the still life has been ‘systematically downgraded by the defenders of the higher painting genres who, in their theoretical work, provided the rationale for the professional hierarchy of the genres, with history painting, the exclusive male genre at its apex.’

Dishes, the photograph of a scene on the sink, draws directly from the modest genre of still life, pointing to the issue of the invisibility of domestic labour. Contained in this balancing act, a composition of domestic clutter, is the possibility of an intimate narrative and contemporary portrait of a family.

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Ross COULTER
Dishes  2019
from the series Dishes
chromogenic print
67.0 x 100.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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