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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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A necessary evil

Bryan Spier
Dionisia Salas
Merryn Lloyd
Noriko Nakamura
Renee Cosgrave

Front Gallery
21 Nov 2014–13 Dec 2014
Opening 12.00am 1 Jan 1970

A Necessary Evil is an exhibition of artists that stage the process of creation as a kind of capturing, or trapping. These five artists seek to manipulate immaterial factors – such as colour, time, possibility, and culture – but their efforts are tempered and stymied by the dumb fact of matter.  The material support presents a compromise upon which the immaterial is reluctantly contained for the purpose of presentation.
Propositional images are threatened by the resolution of the given material. Weight, organisation, application and physical labor expose kernels of conflict that becomes explicit subject matter.  A continuous negotiation suffuses the work of these artists with irreconcilable tension. At the heart of this struggle is a question of will: the will of the artist versus the will of the material.

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