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KINGS Artist-Run are accepting proposals for the Front Gallery, Middle Gallery and Side Gallery (Project Space) for the first half of 2018.
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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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Kate Price

Front Gallery
10 Apr 2015–2 May 2015
Opening 6.00pm 10 Apr 2015

During the recent soccer world cup the media likened the sport to a religion, even comparing some stars of the game to Jesus. Soccer’s ability to wield power and followings in a manner similar to religious groups, even having their own pin-up boys, forms the central discussion of this project, with comparisons between all facets of these organisations being made. At the basis is the questioning of how individuals are influenced and moulded through their experiences and interactions. What is the attraction to being involved and exposed to groups which contain these higher figures of authority and adoration and why do people have this desire to be included in the group. Utilising drawing, painting, collage and installation, both immediate research based sketches as well as works that are a manifestation of these enquiries will be presented. What power we give something can as easily be taken away. In our ever shifting and disposable western society we are forever searching for the Jesus of today, only to replace him later in the week if we find a bigger better version.

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