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Reynard and the Fax

Mark Marsters

BIRTH PLACE Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
DEATH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
MEDIUM Pillow, paint and paper on aluminum, and an audio component on a cassette tape
DATE 1995
ACCESSION NUMBER 2016.12.23a-c
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Sandra Marsters 2016
An artwork consisting of several connected elements: -A watercolour painting, fixed onto an aluminum sheet, depicts two figures. The black aluminum sheet presents different writings in white; at its bottom, a hand painted text reads: "They was tempted to scratch it and rub dirt into the nicks and cracks. The plant pots know the routine and wondered why they hadn't already done so. Reynard swept the dried manure from its plastic overcoat and slid the machine out." White letters reading REYNARD AND THE FAX appear at the top of the work. -A black pillow presents in white capital letters a sewn element reading: LISTEN HERE. A black rope is linked to the pillow by a white stripe looped.-An audio track on cassette relates a story about a man's relation with their fax machine.

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