Cornelia Parker is a London-based British sculptor and installation artist. Parker was born in 1956 in Cheshire, England. Cornelia Parker's work is regarded internationally for its complex, darkly humorous, ironic style. Cornelia Parker's work is highly allusive and patterned with cultural references to cartoons, a style which she adapts to her need to capture things in the moment before they slip away and are lost beyond human perception.
The Distance (A Kiss with String Attached) (2003)
Inspired by Auguste Rodin’s ‘The Kiss’ (1901-04)
August Rodin’s The Kiss with a mile of string wrapped round it, by Cornelia Parker.
Photo by K. Shiuka
Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View(1991)
Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View(1991) is the restored three-dimensional volume of a garden shed exploded by the British Army at the request of the artist. The surviving fragments, suspended from the ceiling and lit by a single bulb, create a dramatic effect and cast shadows on the gallery's walls.
The Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (1991) by Cornelia Parker.
The highlights of my visit were many, but chief among them was the Cornelia Parker's exhibition, Getting up close to her Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (1991) signature piece alongside two new commissions and a variety of her other works was a thrill.
Manchester, 26 feb, 2015