1) Amphibians; 2) Smooth Metal Body; 3) Maxi, Mini, Midi, Midi, Midi (Mauve and Cream) by Alice Channer

London-based artist Alice Channer works across a range of media, exploring concepts of the body and its relationship with dress.


Details

Medium:
1) mirror polished steel, cast aluminium and marble; 2) crepe de chine, chrome bar; 3) cast and powder coated aluminium
Dimensions:
1) 54.5 x 141 x 455 cm; 2) 136 x 300 x 3 cm; 3) 70 x 38 x 47 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £36,000)
Acquired in:
2013
Vendor:
The Approach

Channer’s work originally focused on 20th-century and contemporary fashion, but recently her work has expanded its exploration to encompass classical clothing and drapery, opening a dialogue with historical sculpture. In Amphibians, polished steel forms are overlaid with aluminium casts of cheap clothing and rods of marble carved with the profiles of Channer’s limbs. Hanging the full height of the gallery, Smooth Metal Body features the image of a classical sculpture printed on silk crepe. The third work acquired, Maxi, Mini, Midi, Midi, Midi (Mauve and Cream), hangs aluminium casts of leggings hung from the wall as abstract forms. These are the first works by Channer to enter the Arts Council Collection.

Provenance

The artist.

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