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Research and Discovery, 1988

Panya Clark Espinal
Canadian, 1965
paint, wood, cloth, wax, metal, feathers, glass bottles, plaster, polyester resin, paper, thread, rubber, graphite and coloured pencil on paper, wooden chair, work table, artist's tools and materials, cardboard tubes, masonite, National Geographic magazines
installation space: 3 x 3.26 x 5.18 m
Purchased 1996
National Gallery of Canada (no. 38200)

Panya Clark has made replicas, with infinite care and only as far as it was possible to do so, of cultural and natural artifacts as they were photographed for the pages of National Geographic. In doing so, she reflects her desire as an artist to behold the actual object, more powerful than any image.




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Research and Discovery: The Visual Seduction of National Geographic. (2 min 32 sec)

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