Past Residencies
Alex Spremberg
Making Hay
July 2000

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Spremberg's spray painted hay bales gently mock the austere approach of Minimalism's masters such as Carl Andre and Donald Judd. These works are strikingly elegant in their simplicity, and are reminiscent of the large stacks of neatly assembled hay bales scattered across the flat landscape of the Western Australian Wheatbelt. Through this work, the artist succeeds in creating an imaginative association between the everyday reality of farming life and dominant trends in contemporary art.