Ed Spence, Bather Energyption, 2013
Bather Energyption
Artist RegionWest Coast
Spence’s photocollage work repurposes imagery from vintage British Columbia travel brochures and advertisements, cropping and dissecting the images into tiny pixels and rearranging them into abstracted, digital-inspired designs arranged by colour and value. Bather Energyption transforms the neutral tones of the vacationers’ bodies and the buildings behind them into a gradient of colour and value, creating a deconstruction of the image on the left with a distinctly digital appearance, despite being created through traditional means.
Through the appropriation of voyeuristic images, Spence creates a high contrast between analog and digital media.
Materials Collage on board
40.6 × 55.9 cm (16 × 22 in.)
Object number HUM-2014-00003
In Collection(s):
Credit Line Courtesy Humber Galleries