Reproduction at APPLECROSS Art Space, 7th March, 2014.
For Reproduction, Perth artist Carla Adams has created a body in response to the art collection of APPLECROSS directors Dave Attwood and Shannon Lyons. Adams has removed the collection of various paintings, prints, photographs and objects that usually adorn the walls and shelves of the APPLECROSS art space (also the apartment of Attwood and Lyons), and replaced them with fabricated look-a-likes. Adams’ versions are approximations of the original works rather than replicas, ‘sketchy’ imitations rather than finely made duplicates.
In re-making the works of others, Adams’ versions could be read as sincere and intimate reflections on the creative labour of others, or alternatively be interpreted as satirical parodies that demystify the coveted and the fetishised.