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A Cut Across


Keating, MJ, A Cut Across, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 24. ISBN 1862952000 (2004) [Authored Research Book]

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'To Cut Across' is denved from the turn of phrase 'to cut a path across', This assumes that the well-trodden road has been relinquished for an alternative route. or even a short cut. Metaphorically, the idiom implies that the departure from the 'norm' is optimistic and that it exists outside the boundaries of routine and tradition. an intermediate location where excess has been stripped away In favor of directness. By uSing the process of cutting away (or cutting out) each of the artists in the exhibition shreds away layers of unease in order to find a more direct route to discuss issues associated with contemporary experience. This methodology, at first, appears destructive, but it is through the assertion of a negative action that a positive emerges.

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Item Type:Authored Research Book
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Art history, theory and criticism
Research Field:Visual cultures
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Keating, MJ (Associate Professor Meg Keating)
ID Code:56691
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2009-05-20
Last Modified:2013-03-06
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