CATALOGUE, 2022 by Leslie HossackCatalogue
© 2022 Leslie Hossack

“One of my core recollections involves lying on the living room rug, night after night, pouring over the latest mail order catalogues. From them I learned about the link between colour and language. As a young girl growing up in the 1950s, I was thrilled to discover that twin sweater sets could be ordered in cherry red or peacock blue. Peacock blue – such an exotic name, such an electric colour! I informed my mother that I would simply die if I could not have a peacock blue sweater. I still clearly remember the page in the catalogue that featured the exquisite colours of cherry red and peacock blue. This was the inspiration for the image shown above, Catalogue.”

Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum composite panel.
36 x 24 in.

CONSTRUCTED RECOLLECTION: An Abstract Autobiography – Childhood Colour Coded.

Selected images from Constructed Recollection featured in online exhibition at:     Spring/Summer 2023.   21 January – 25 February 2023.

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