Black Ice

Anya Gallaccio (1963 - )

Photomechanical etching

2002

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Turkey
    City: Ankara
    Place: British Embassy

    This pair of prints by Anya Gallaccio consists of 'Black Ice', an etching, and 'White Ice', a screenprint on mirror acrylic sprinkled with glitter. They were originally commissioned by and printed at Dundee Contemporary Arts in 2002. Both images were scanned from original photographs taken by Gallaccio. As the titles suggest, the images convey the different textures and states of frozen icy surfaces. Contrasts between light and dark in each print create semi-abstract patterns that evoke the beauty of ice, and its inherent dangerous fragility.

    Drawing upon aspects of nature as subject matter for her art is a common practice of Gallaccio’s. She is best known for creating installations and sculptures made of natural or temporary materials such as flowers, food and fruit. Gallaccio is interested in organic materials that eventually deteriorate over time, enabling her to explore ideas linked to decay, time and metamorphosis.


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    Title
    Black Ice
    Edition
    21/30
    Date
    2002
    Medium
    Photomechanical etching
    Dimensions
    height: 60.00 cm, width: 83.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Dundee Contemporary Art Print Studio, July 2004
    Inscription
    verso, bl: 21/30 verso, br: I Anya Gallaccio 2002
    Provenance
    Dundee Contemporary Arts
    GAC number
    17880/2