These three collages chart the positive and negative value of each phrase from an art review published on August 4th, 2000. The work is part of a body of work examining different categories of value in the art world. The market demands the artist invest their ego in their work, and this can make criticism seem equal parts personal and professional. These charts are a visual illustration of the emotional roller-coaster ride some artists experience while reading criticism of their own work.


Terence Gower, 2000

Newsprint collage on digital print

3 Collages: 21.5 x 28 each