The Gallery: Rachel Perry Welty

Primetime Hawaiian Sunrise, 2007, 21 x 21" Fruit stickers and archival tape on paper (detail).

Anyone remember, when you were little, putting the Chiquita banana sticker on your forehead at the breakfast table? Introducing Rachel Perry Welty who has taken the aesthetic possibilities of fruit stickers a whole lot further, as well as baking flour... and take out trays.

Of her work, this conceptual artist says, "Much is created from the paper which passes through and accounts for my life: twist ties, cash register receipts, medical records, grocery dry goods boxes, price tags and produce stickers."

Primetime Hawaiian Sunrise, 2007, 21 x 21" Fruit stickers and archival tape on paper

Yummy New Zealand, 2007, 11 x 11 inch Fruit stickers and archival tape on paper

Chiquita Bonita Turbana et cetera, 2007, 11 x 11 inch Fruit stickers and archival tape on paper

Below is a detail from an installation of take out containers.

Takeout. Detail from installation. Ink on styrofoam, plexi.

And take a look at this "drawing" made with baking flour... sifted over playmobil objects.

Flour drawing, Playmobil. 42 x 125. Baking Flour.

Flour drawing, Playmobil. 42 x 125. Baking Flour.

Couldn't resist, a few more sticker drawings...

Caribbean Red Papaya, 7 3/4 x 7 3/4, Fruit stickers and archival adhesive on paper. 2006

"The stickers become traces of the objects bought and consumed, just as language itself is a trace."

Ten Fruits, 2007, 11 x 11 inch Fruit stickers and archival tape on paper,

Inquiries about the works featured here? Please contact the artist directly via email or visit her site, Rachel Perry Welty to see other works and galleries that show her work.

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