Will Cornelia’s ‘election art’ win your vote?

Cornelia Parker

Rich in visual and verbal allusions, the work of artist Cornelia Parker invites the viewer to see ordinary objects transformed into something compelling and extraordinary, writes Amy Norbury.

FROM HER BREAKTHROUGH PIECE, 1991’s Cold Dark Matter, where she blew up a garden shed, to PsychoBarn, a life-size imitation of the house from Hitchcock’s Psycho which was displayed on the roof of New York’s Met Museum last year, Parker’s work twists and tames reality, with an often chilling, sometimes violent, edge…