Collage & Installation
Artist Troy Dugas's collages are made from vintage product labels purchased in unused bundles. The material is cut or shredded then arranged onto flat surfaces (paper, canvas, or wood) to produce artwork that appears woven. Repetition, pattern, precision, and scale are used to distract from the original purpose of the label to advertise. The essential elements of colour, shape, and line are utilised in a new way, and the altered context of the source material provides new meaning. The immediacy of the graphic label is substituted with aesthetic sensation and contemplation.