Claire Anna Watson: Endocardium - Art Collector

Claire Watson, Endocardium, 2010, HD video, edition of 5, 3 min 4 sec. Installation flat on floor in fruit box, 32 x 70 x 44cm. Courtesy: the artist and Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne

In Claire Anna Watson’s work, Endocardium, the cabbage, a mundane and uninteresting vegetable, holds the artist’s fascination as a sculptural object. Unveiling its gnarled and freakish core, through a systematic unwrapping, Watson exposes this most banal of vegetables to know it more intimately.

Multidisciplinary in approach, Watson’s practice explores aspects of contemporary culture and its relationship to foodstuffs and the impact of scientific interventions on the natural world. Ephemeral matter is the medium for manipulation and experimentation, recontextualised to invite the viewer into a state of reflection on the natural, or not so natural, world. With each procedure, Watson increases her understanding of the world through discovering both the exhilarating and inane.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Friday 1 April 2016
Exhibition closes: 7 May 2016
Location: Anna Pappas Gallery, 2-4 Carlton Street Prahran VIC 3181
Contact: 03 9521 7300

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