Seth Price - Business Envelopes, Gifts, Twine
2008 - present
Seth Price's work spans text, video, sculpture and sound. He has become internationally known for his conceptual works revolving around ideas of appropriation, and the circulation of materials and information around the world.
'Business Envelopes, Gifts, Twine' are a series of images of envelopes or packages wrapped up with twine printed onto protective 'safety' film mounted on reflective acrylic sheets. Price's work engages with strategies of recirculation, packaging and dispersion to make us consider issues of material and cultural production. As the 'Business Envelopes, Gifts, Twine' works are displayed their printed surface slowly peals off. Only 'opening' after the exhibition has hosted its Private View the work begins to corrupt itself presumably hinting at the inevitable detritus of commodity culture.