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69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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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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KINGS Artist Run acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.

Blurb

Jake Preval
Theia Connell


08 May 2015–30 May 2015

Whilst secretly loving the florid –alities, -isations and –isms of art-speak, Blurb is a collaborative project that sees artists Theia Connell and Jake Preval come together to question the authority of the written word in contemporary art.The exhibition text, which can be seen as a device that imposes meaning on materials, recommends a way to view and digest artwork. What happens if this logic is inverted? Can objects speak in place of words?Cutting and pasting excerpts of exhibition texts from Melbourne ARI’s over the past three years, the artists have created a new absurdist blurb. Placing this text in the role of artwork, the artists will then endeavor to create an installation where the objects communicate and describe this strange new text.
Theia Connell and Jake Preval are both recent graduates from the Victorian College of the Arts Sculpture and Spatial Practice department. They have participated in a number of group and solo shows. This is the first time they have collaborated together.

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  • Jake Preval is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts Sculpture and Spatial Practice department. He has participated in a number of group and solo shows.
  • Theia Connell and Jake Preval are both recent graduates from the Victorian College of the Arts Sculpture and Spatial Practice department. They have participated in a number of group and solo shows. This is the first time they have collaborated together.