Art Collection

Art Collection Collected found objects assemblage Irene Briant Bett Gallery

I love art and I love collections. I especially love art made from a collection. Irene Briant’s exhibition at Bett Gallery in North Hobart, Collected Pieces, contained a variety of found objects, assemblages and displays that really hit the spot.

Art Collection tiny treasures found objects Irene Briant Bett Gallery

I don’t know why a random display of small, everyday objects appeals to my eyes so much.

Art Collection Collected Pieces found objects sculpture Irene Briant Bett Gallery Hobart

There’s a sense of wonder about the history, the provenance, of each piece. And it’s fascinating to see what new shapes and objects can be created from old ones.

Art Collection Collected Pieces assemblage Irene Briant Bett Gallery

I’m also impressed when an accumulation of such disparate, nondescript objects (a hair clip, a pencil shaving, a used round of toy gun caps) can together create a cohesive whole. There might be a lesson in that.

Art Collection Collected Pieces found objects Irene Briant Bett Gallery

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Art Collection

  1. I love this idea for a collection- it makes you think about all the stories that item holds, and what would your own tiny possessions say about you?

    • Yes, it seems a diverse collection is a good one. It’s so interesting to analyse what we like about collections, thanks for your comment 🙂

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