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Troy Dugas
updated: 08/16/2012
website: troydugas.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Fayum Portrait I
DETAIL-Fayum Portrait I
studio view #1
St. Jerome
American Vermouth
Dawson's Wheel
Herbsaint
Circles Nine
Grande Fine Green
Radial Forms Nine
studio view #2
Sunflower
Big Muddy Red
Clos du Vallon
St. Jerome 36
 
Portfolio Keywords:  domestic, consumer culture, craft, geometric, abstract, collage
 
 
Fayum Portrait I by Troy Dugas
Fayum Portrait I
vintage liquor labels on wood panel
2012
48 " x  48 "  x 2 " 
DETAIL-Fayum Portrait I by Troy Dugas
DETAIL-Fayum Portrait I
vintage liquor labels on wood panel
2012
48 " x  48 "  x 2 " 
studio view #1 by Troy Dugas
studio view #1
product labels on paper
2010
Dimensions variable
St. Jerome by Troy Dugas
St. Jerome
vintage french liquor labels on paper
2010
59" x  59" 
American Vermouth by Troy Dugas
American Vermouth
vermouth labels on paper
2010
59" x  59" 
Dawson's Wheel by Troy Dugas
Dawson's Wheel
various product labels on paper
2009
59" x  59" 
Herbsaint by Troy Dugas
Herbsaint
absenth labels on paper
2010
59" x  59" 
Circles Nine  by Troy Dugas
Circles Nine
variouls product labels on paper
2009
59" x  59" 
Grande Fine Green by Troy Dugas
Grande Fine Green
variouls product labels on paper
2010
59" x  59" 
Radial Forms Nine by Troy Dugas
Radial Forms Nine
shredded product label on paper
2010
76" x  76" 
studio view #2 by Troy Dugas
studio view #2
shredded product labels on paper
2010
Dimensions variable
Sunflower by Troy Dugas
Sunflower
shredded product labels on paper
2010
70" x  70" 
Big Muddy Red by Troy Dugas
Big Muddy Red
shredded labels on paper
2011
75" " x  75" " 
Clos du Vallon by Troy Dugas
Clos du Vallon
vintage french liquor labels on stretched canvas
2010
36" x  36"  x 2" 
St. Jerome 36 by Troy Dugas
St. Jerome 36
vintage french liquor labels on stretched canvas
2010
36" x  36"  x 2" 

Artist Statement
My work is made from vintage product labels I purchase in unused bundles. I cut and arrange this material onto flat surfaces (paper, canvas, or wood) to produce artwork that appear woven. I use repetition, pattern, precision, and scale to distract from the original purpose of the label to sell a product. The material is deconstructed through cutting or shredding and the essential elements of color, shape, and line are utilized in a new way. The immediacy of the graphic label is substituted with aesthetic sensation and contemplation. There is a certain mischievous pleasure in the process of this transformation, and at the same time, a kind of meditation. 

Artist Bio / CV
Troy Dugas, born in Rayne, Louisiana graduated with a MFA from Pratt Institute in 1998. He currently lives and works in Lafayette, Louisiana. Troy has received a 2009/2010 Pollock-Krasner Grant and a 2008 Fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts. His work was recently featured in "Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 60's" published by MIT Press and curated by David Rubin. Troy's work is included in many private and public collections which include The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Weisman Foundation, and the West Collection.