Materials:Plaster, Canvas, Acrylic
Dimensions:35 x 20 x 20 cm
Credit:Presented by the Contemporary Art Society with the support of Birmingham Museums Trust, 2014
Ownership history:Purchased from the Carl Freedman Gallery, Margate by the Contemporary Art Society, with the support of Birmingham Museums Trust, 20 January 2014; presented to Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 2014
Snacks 4 is from a series of works related to wasabi peanuts and is made of plaster, canvas and acrylic paint. London Oyster Shells recalls Flood-Paddock’s large-scale installation Gangsta’s Paradise, presented in 2010 at the Hayward Gallery, which made connections between Lewis-Carroll’s poem The Walrus and the Carpenter, the film The Truman Show (1998) and the cultural specificity of moral questions related to the consumption of oysters. This work exemplifies Flood-Paddock’s tendency to scale objects up to mammoth proportions, troubling expectations attached to scale, weight and materiality. This is the first acquisition of Flood-Paddock’s work by a public collection in the UK.
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