Janet Curley Cannon
Daylight Robbery, - 2009
A polemical work which draws parallels from the 17th century window tax, an ostentatious tool often used for defining wealth and status, and the modern use of the phrase as a description for an unfair charge for goods or services. The two-sided structure employs both the historical and contemporary definitions to reference the duality of modern society and the widening gap between the 'haves' and 'have-nots'. One side (the west) is the bricked up Georgian window in the affluent neighborhood, where walls are spotlessly clean and well painted. The other side (the east) alludes to those feeling the impact of the recession with closed shops and buildings left waiting for regeneration. This is where the urban surface becomes a notice board, a place to express social or political opinions alongside promotions of cultural events and commercial advertising.
230 x 120 x 40
Wood, pvc, plaster, acrylic, digital fresco, digital print collage
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