Troy Dugas


escapeitolife troydugas1Dawson’s Wheel, various product labels on paper, 59 x 59 inches

escapeintolife tdugas2Rolling Rock, 2009, beer labels on canvas, 42 x 42 inches

escapeintolife troydugas3Miller #3, 2006, beer labels on cut paper,  96 inches diameter

escapeintolife tdugas4St. Jerome, 2010, vintage french liquor labels on paper, 59 x 59 inches

escapeintolife Troy Dugas5Radial Form –  Shabby Sheik, 2010,  cigar labels, 60 inches diameter

escapeintolife tdugas6Shabby Sheik, detail

escapeintolife tdugas7Salmon Decagon, 2010, various product labels on paper, 59 x 59 inches

escapeintolife tdugas 8Salmon Decagon, detail

escapeintolife tdugas9Radial Forms Four, 2010 various product labels on paper, 78 x 78 inches

escapeintolife  troydugas10Grande Fine Green, 2010,  various liquor labels on paper,  59 x 59 inches

escapeintolife tdugas11Sun Salutation, 2009, mixed product labels on paper, 59 x 38 inches

Artist Statement

My work is made from product labels I purchase in unused bundles. I cut and arrange this material onto flat surfaces (paper, canvas, or wood) to produce artworks that appear woven. I use repetition and pattern to distract from the original purpose of the label to sell a product. The artwork itself is the only product left to sell.

At first glance my work is very serious, very organized. But when you investigate it, I think it’s kind of funny. Not as serious as it first appears. I think I’m creating abstract minimal art but with a more grassroots relatable sensibility. My work is heavily influenced by quilting and crochet.

Troy Dugas’s Website

Troy Dugas at the Barbara Archer Gallery