Repetition, permutation and combination.

Different positions and repetitions of the same form.

Allan Maccolum.

Employing plaster, rubber, and cement, he has created sculptures resembling framed paintings, fossilized bones, antique urns, and household objects. “When h first decided to be an artist, he was interested in exploring self-referential angles on how our culture defines a ‘painting,’” he reflected. “he realized that a painting is ultimately defined by its context. And all contexts are within other contexts within other contexts, so he is always drawn into an ever-expanding idea of contexts.”

In his sculptures, drawings, and photographs, Allan McCollum applies the strategies of typologies and mass production to handmade objects, creating vast installations of small-scale works.


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