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Roula Partheniou: Index

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Roula Partheniou: Index


25 x 19 cm | 7 x 10 in
357 ills | 160 pages

Contributors: Jennifer Matotek, Jon Davies, Ivan Jurakic, Fynn Leitch, Nate McLeod


Roula Partheniou: Index is the first publication to present the work of Canadian artist Roula Partheniou, exploring her practice of taking the familiar and altering it to become something extraordinary.

Shown throughout her public installation and sculptural works, Partheniou subtly transforms and manipulates ubiquitous objects using perceptual mimicry. Recreating everyday forms and objects with painted fibreboard and polymer clay, her work questions how much visual information we need to recognise objects and encourages the viewer to reconsider and challenge such assumptions. Influenced by Minimalism and the notion of 'paring down', Partheniou plays with ideas of illusion, perspective and the Gestalt principle of the double take.

This beautifully produced artist monograph brings together a significant body of work including, among others, House & Home & Garden, 2015; Odd One Out, 2015; and Parts and Wholes, 2013. Richly illustrated throughout, the book begins with a photo essay and includes critical texts by Jennifer Matotek, Jon Davies, Ivan Jurakic and Fynn Leitch, and an interview with the artist by Nate McLeod, providing insight into Partheniou’s practice and elucidating her critical contribution to contemporary art discourse.

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