JOHN GREER
JOHN GREER

Age of Irony, 2006

Painted Polystyrene, 72” x 27” x 7” (183cm x 67cm x 18cm)

 

This figure is based on archaic Greek sculpture. I have been using source imagery from this period as symbols from where western sculpture has its beginnings.
This work has the appearance of being extremely heavy cast iron and held in a potential position of danger or damage. In reality it is only about four pounds of polystyrene with a very thin coat of rustable paint. The theatrical nature of this work is indicative of the consciousness where entertainment has for the most part usurped culture.

 

Please see also: APPREHENSION – APPRÉHENSION, 2009

 

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Bus Shelter in Halifax with retroActive poster!
Thinking Back to Gertrude and Henrie, 2015
Installation View retroActive with Threshold, 2015; Civilization, 1990/91; PaperMoney, 2012
Wait of Water by John Greer, 2014 Bay of Fundy Detail of Wait of Water, October 9th, 2014; retroActive tied up, tide down, looking back across the bay where the piece was first realized in 1972
National Gallery of Canada : THE PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE
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