Chop Shop

Marcel Cousins

10 Aug - 3 Sep 2011

‘Chop-shop’ marks Marcel Cousins’ return to Melbourne after completing his PhD at Tama Art University, Tokyo, for which he was awarded a sought after Monbukagakushou Scholarship.

“‘In a practice that is now well established and highly developed, Chop Shop sees Cousins continue his investigation into appropriated imagery – a most fitting title given its association with the trade of stolen goods. In Cousin’s startling and highly original work, these goods are not so much stolen, as reconstituted within an alternate framework, with patterns and objects from the fringe of our awareness being drawn into the high art arena.’
– Simon Gregg, Curator, Gippsland Art Gallery, 2011