A Roomfull (1994)

Roomfull

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 203 x 153
Coll.: unknown

This painting does not appear to have been exhibited. In November 1997, Arkley was shown sitting ‘in’ it, in a manipulated photo by Greg Elms, published in the Melbourne Age (Trioli 1997: also reproduced in Carnival Fig.1.4).

The foreground chair and table, based on a page in Gold’s Instant Decorator, had already featured in Suparoom (1992), and later reappeared prominently in Fabricated Rooms (1997-99).

Provenance

  • Unknown
  • With Gould 2002?

Literature

  • Trioli 1997 (photo by Greg Elms)
  • Carnival Fig.1.4 (reproducing the 1997 photo)