brian jungen: carapace made from plastic recycling containers
feb 10, 2013
brian jungen: carapace made from plastic recycling containers


carapace, 2009
industrial waste bins
11.63′ x 26.25′ x 21.9′
photo © mathieu génon
courtesy of the artist, casey kaplan gallery

 

 

brian jungen is known for taking mass-produced objects – from monobloc plastic chairs to hockey equipment – and transforming them into
large scale works which explore his native culture in the context of today’s contemporary consumerist society and state of globalization.
the canadian artist’s sculptural installation ‘carapace’ draws its form directly from its name. the ‘turtle shell’ is composed of numerous industrial waste
and recycling bins that create a domed shelter which individuals are invited to enter and experience from within.

 

 


double ended entry into the ‘carapace’
photo © mathieu génon / frac des pays de la loire
courtesy of the artist, casey kaplan gallery

 

 

brian jungen carapace made from plastic recycling bins
numerous industrial recycling and waste bins are arranged to create the domed structure
image © brian jungen

 

 


image © brian jungen

 

 

brian jungen carapace made from plastic recycling bins
exterior
photo © mathieu génon
courtesy of the artist, casey kaplan gallery

 

 

brian jungen carapace made from plastic recycling bins
a look at the systematic arrangement of the containers
photo © mathieu génon / frac des pays de la loire
courtesy of the artist, casey kaplan gallery

 

 


photo © mathieu génon / frac des pays de la loire
courtesy of the artist, casey kaplan gallery

 

 


another ‘carapace’ interpretation
image courtesy of catriona jeffries gallery

 

 


image courtesy of catriona jeffries gallery

 

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