Lauren Berkowitz

(1965 – )

Green bottle corner cluster

Location
Not on display
Further information

Like many of Lauren Berkowitz's works from the mid-1990s, 'Green bottle corner cluster' engages with the language of minimal sculpture but introduces a feminine edge to its classically cool, geometric language. Berkowitz was influenced by the legacy of American post-minimal sculptor Eva Hesse, who used the repetition of empty vessels and transparent membranes to invoke bodily forms and sensations. Berkowitz generates a similar tension between material and affect in 'Green bottle corner cluster', by investing the hard, industrial glass bottles with a tactile, vulnerable quality. They appear to multiply like cells from a seam in the gallery walls, suggesting a supple, fleshy growth or the comfort of a cocoon.

Year
1996
2019
Media
Sculpture, Installation
Medium
found glass bottles
Dimensions
250.0 x 50.0 cm (irreg.)
Credit
Donated by the artist in memory of Henry Krum through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2019
Accession number
132.2019.1-82
Copyright
© Lauren Berkowitz