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Pica, Amalia

Catachresis #77 (teeth of the saw, leg of the table, leg of the chair, head of the screw)

Amalia Pica – whose diverse practice includes sculpture, performance, drawing and installation – is concerned with the ways in which art can function as a form of communication. Interested in whether ‘images can act as language’, she also pays attention to the potential for misunderstanding or misinterpretation. The sculptures in her ongoing series Catachresis are constructed from parts of found objects that have no name of their own, and have instead taken on names for parts of the body.

Catachresis #40 (teeth of the rake, leg of the chair, leg of the table, head of the screw)

Amalia Pica – whose diverse practice includes sculpture, performance, drawing and installation – is concerned with the ways in which art can function as a form of communication. Interested in whether ‘images can act as language’, she also pays attention to the potential for misunderstanding or misinterpretation. The sculptures in her ongoing series Catachresis are constructed from parts of found objects that have no name of their own, and have instead taken on names for parts of the body.

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