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Troy Dugas

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Radial Forms Four #2, 2011 Product Labels on Paper 78 X 78 Inches
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DETAIL - Radial Forms Four #2, 2011 Vintage Product Labels on Paper 78 X 78 Inches
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Sunflower, 2011 Vintage Product Labels on Paper 72 X 72 Inches
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DETAIL - Sunflower, 2011 Vintage Product Labels on Paper 72 X 72 Inches
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Saint Jerome, 2011 Vintage Product Labels on Paper 60 X 60 Inches
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DETAIL - Saint Jerome, 2011 Vintage Product Labels on Paper 60 X 60 Inches
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Alexander Keiths, 2012 Beer Labels on Wood Panel 48 X 48 Inches
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DETAIL - Alexander Keiths, 2012 Beer Labels on Wood Panel 48 X 48 Inches
Quick Facts
Representing galleries
Arthur Roger Gallery - McMurtrey Gallery - Barbara Archer Gallery
Tags
collage pattern design weaving mixed-media
Statement

My collages are made from vintage product labels purchased in unused bundles. The material is cut or shredded then arranged onto flat surfaces (paper, canvas, or wood) to produce artwork that appear woven. Repetition, pattern, precision, and scale are used to distract from the original purpose of the label to sell a product. The essential elements of color, shape, and line are utilized in a new way, and the altered context of the source material provides new meaning. The immediacy of the graphic label is substituted with aesthetic sensation and contemplation. There is a certain mischievous pleasure in the process of this transformation, and at the same time, a kind of meditation.