Pierre Ayot

Cluck... Cluck... Cluck...

1973
Pierre Ayot was one of the first printmakers in Canada to use photo-serigraphy. In his complex works founded in observation and analysis, the artist turns commonplace, everyday objects into revered subject matter. Trained in a vocabulary of Abstract art, in the playfully-titled "Cluck... Cluck... Cluck...", Ayot's use of wire fencing is a reference to Minimalist sculpture. He dances between illusion and reality by combining real objects (chicken wire) with iconographic representations of real objects (chickens). After he established himself in the realm of serigraphy on paper, Ayot abandoned this traditional support in favour of Plexiglas supports for his images. This eliminated the need for framing works, further allowing the artist to toy with illusion in the low-relief and installation pieces.
Artist
Title
Cluck... Cluck... Cluck...
Date
1973
Medium
Print
Materials
photo-serigraph on wove paper and chicken wire
Dimensions
100.6 x 70.2 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1973
Accession number
17250