More post-consumer bottles displayed as sculpture: Tony Cragg’s arrangements of found plastic bottles, in groups of five.
The motif of the vessel recurs throughout Cragg’s work, from the modest Five Bottles on a Shelf in 1980… to the giant steel bottles of Bestückung in 1987-8… In 1989, David Batchelor commented on this recurring motif: “it carries with it both a sense of historicity and of modernity. It is culturally weighty: archaeology, tradition and bearer of basic sustenance; and in its contemporaneity it is all contingency and transience: mass production and its necessary counterpart, mass disposal. It is classical Greece and it is Pop Art.”
A pleasing variety of colors and shapes. The 5 colors seem to always be blue, green, yellow, orange and red, although the order of their arrangement varies. (See also: On the Shelf)
(5 more bottles, not on a shelf, after the fold…)