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Untitled (Construction of coloured rays)

coloured felt
122.4 × 122.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse l.c.: ANNE-MARIE MAY 1993. / UNTITLED (CONSTRUCTION OF COLOURED RAYS).
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Margaret Stewart Endowment, 1994
© Anne-Marie May, courtesy Murray White Room, Melbourne
Gallery location
Not on display
Anne-Marie May first exhibited her coloured felt ray ‘paintings’ in the early 1990s at Store 5 in Melbourne, where she exhibited regularly with artists who shared common interests in geometric abstraction and conceptual art. Reflecting on her work from this period, May has stated: ‘By making assemblages from everyday materials, such as felt or denim, I was attempting to link the visual or pictorial experience to objects. I chose to work with the physical nature of materials specifically for their structural qualities – malleabilty, fusion, tension and mass – leading me to invent or appropriate processes from other disciplines, such as craft and design’.