Michael Carolan — Hey you


Michael Carolan, hey you, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 280 x 140cm

Michael Carolan, hey you, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 280 x 140cm

Michael Carolan is the winner of the Anna Pappas Gallery RMIT Master of Fine Art Graduate Award 2012.

Hey you is one of an ongoing series of site-specific artworks that aim to question the hierarchies and conventions surrounding the signification of value – both commercially and artistically. The installation uses painting, text, video and sound to explore the varied, and sometimes confusing, signs and signifiers that both drive and undermine the relationships between communication, commerce and art. By investigating the function, role and value of products-in-art, it is also anticipated that this installation raise questions surrounding the function, role and value of art-as-product.