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Title: 'and then sat down' and Spurgalicious

Date: 2000-01

Creator: Mary Scott

Additional Creator Information: Canadian (b. 1948)

Medium: oil-painted sofa, 2 arm chairs and a footstool; acrylic painted china set and silverware set

When installed, the work is arranged in a jostled state, domesticity run amuck, tilted and scattered across the floor, proposing a cross between the Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Disney's Sorcerer's Apprentice. Scott's piece has resonance as a feminist, spirited collision of art and craft, art and life, and art and meaning.

Why did the artist paint the patterns she did on the furniture?

Collection Area: Art

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum; Anonymous Donation, 2007

Catalogue No: 2007.139.001 A-D; 2007.139.002 A-CG

Image No: P0016642

Learn More:
This artwork can be used in conjunction with Contemporary Art and Ideas: Sharing Viewpoints education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.

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