Deadpan: Mary-Jean Richardson and Sue Kneebone

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23/11/14 – 14/12/14
Opening Sunday the 23rd November at 6pm

Mary-Jean’s work in Deadpan evolves from the ‘sensibility of insomnia’. The French call this nuit blanche, a suspended state of solitude that draws acute awareness to the threshold between the bright everyday and an incomprehensible and inevitable darkness.

Mary-Jean completed a Masters of Visual Art at the University of South Australia researching the legacy of eighteenth century Gothic literary conventions within the ‘undead’ state of contemporary painting. She has received various awards and grants to further her research and practice. She lectures in painting at Adelaide Central School of Art and actively exhibits both locally and nationally.

Sue Kneebone presents a suite of aberrant wares imbued with a sense of colonial brutality scoured from an unremembered past. Through her studio practice Sue is interested in exploring the interplay between memory and history including unresolved narratives from her own colonial settler heritage.

Sue has a PhD in visual arts from the South Australian School of Art, an MFA from Victorian College of the Arts and is currently a lecturer at Adelaide Central School of Art. Sue has exhibited widely and been the recipient of grants from the Australia Council, Arts SA and the Qantas Foundation.

 

Cover Up: Luke Thurgate

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Image details: Dead Bird – Rub Out (#2), 2014, Charcoal on wall

Cover up tests the potential for drawing to exist as temporary, mutable and interactive. Staged and real images of dead figures have been superimposed to create a hierarchy of permanence. Audiences are invited to erase the works, revealing layers of imagery concealed by others.

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