“Blind Spot” features paintings, sculpture and interactive installations including “Momentary Monument – The Library” (2012-2019), an interactive bookcase displaying 2,200 donated books containing folded images from the artist’s archive, a sort of visual reservoir that feeds Favaretto’s artistic production. Additional works include a silver plaque with a slit for putting in coins for charity that bears an engraving filled with Savoy-blue enamel forming the words “Your Money Here”; and a newly commissioned, site-specific work for The Bass’ permanent collection, “Gummo VI” (2019), comprising five automated car wash brushes constantly twirling and wearing themselves down against metal plates.
- Lara Favaretto, Gummo IV, 2012. Photo: Mark Sherwood. Image courtesy of Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.