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Details

Object type

sculpture

Title

Adult (Ryvita/Crackerbread)

Artist/Maker

Alex Frost sculptor

Place Associated

Scotland, Glasgow (place of manufacture)

Date

2007

Materials

ceramic tiles, grout, polystyrene, glue

Dimensions

overall: 630 mm x 1180 mm x 940 mm

Description

This artwork is one of several sculptures for which Alex Frost has appropriated shop-bought packaging. In this case he has used Ryvita packaging, rendering it in mosaic to cover a large irregular, rock-like sculptural form. The graphic identity of Ryvita and similar products that Frost has referenced in his work, such as V8 vegetable juice and Earl Grey tea, are familiar to most of us from advertising and supermarkets even if we do not use them.

Frost is interested in a private language communicated through these products. It is a language of adult concerns (sophisticated and aspirational) which contradict the whimsical nature of the work. In his practice, which incorporates drawing as much as sculpture, Frost demonstrates an interest in employing techniques and materials, such as mosaic, that are as closely associated to craft as they are to fine art. His first major public artwork, The New Easterhouse Mosaic, was unveiled at Platform in Easterhouse, Glasgow in 2012.

Bought by Glasgow Museums with grant aid from the National Fund for

Acquisitions in 2011

Credit Line/Donor

Purchased with the assistance of the Glasgow Museums Contemporary Art Fund and the National Fund for Acquisitions, 2012

ID Number

S.455

Location

In storage

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