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Erin Shirreff

Canadian, active in United States, born 1975

Drop (no. 12), 2015

cold-rolled and Cor-Ten steel

overall: 129 x 68 x 27 inches (327.66 x 172.72 x 68.58 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Mrs. George A. Forman, by exchange, 2016

2016:23a-g

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Provenance

the artist;
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York;
sold to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, June 21, 2016

Class

Sculpture

Work Type

Construction (sculpture)

Information may change due to ongoing research.Glossary of Terms

This sculpture series takes its name from the material leftover in metal-cutting processes (the pieces that fall to the floor are called “drops”). Resembling a collection of scraps, Erin Shirreff’s Drop works are informal and, at times, even changeable compositions of cut-steel shapes. The forms of these fragments are in turn based on enlargements of cut-paper remnants.

Label from Erin Shirreff, January 23–May 8, 2016

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