Kate Blacker
Made in ‘84 1984

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Kate Blacker born 1955
Made in ‘84
Date 1984
Medium Painted steel
Dimensions Object: 2870 x 1525 x 580 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Patrons of New Art through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1987
Not on display

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Blacker's sculptures of the early 1980s were often made using discarded materials, such as corrugated iron sheeting. She painted figures on them, using the contours and folds of the sheets as she found them. Some, like 'Made in '84' are more complex and are made of several separate parts joined together. The final figures are witty and inventive and mark an overlap between the activities of painting and sculpture. In this work, the surface of the corrugated sheet is covered in images of electronic components. These partly conceal the standing figure 'wrapped' in the crumpled metal.

September 2004

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