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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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Georgie North

31 August 2019–21 September 2019

The intersections that exist within painting are varied and complex. The tension that these intersections create, however, is what makes an encounter vital. For North, painting is the act of understanding these tensions.

Making use of particular techniques, such as dragging down the opening up of line, can be observed and looked into. This is a movement away from the disconcerting flatness of delineation, a contentious topic for North. By allowing differentiation to be observed within line, the paintings are an attempt to trial an equality between both the substratum and the mark.

By introducing some form of delimitation on a surface, it is never a matter of identifying or defining for North, but rather as a way to establish a correlation between terms, opening up a field in which they may interact. Within this established field, through observing what one adheres to visually, the works are an attempt to both welcome and disrupt the recognition of the pictorial and semiotic. Each mark that accrues on the surface allows contradictions to exist as pleated spaces on a surface. It is here where North considers possibilities that arise from the marriage of disparate logics, and what it means to look again.

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  • Georgie North’s practise involves predominantly painting and drawing. Her interests are focused on the ways one learns through paint matter, both through its tactility, and how marks culminate to form images. She recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) with first class honours in 2018, under the guidance of Julie Irving. Her most recent exhibitions include ‘Extended Gestures Extended’ Five walls, Footscray (2019), ‘Diverge Here’ at Alternating Current Art Space, Windsor (2019), 'Smoke Stacks' at LON Gallery, Collingwood (2018), and the 'Victorian College of the Arts Graduate Exhibition' (2018) where she was the recipient of the National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award and the Alternating Current Art Space Prize. She was also the recipient of the Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarship for Painting (2016), and the Agnes Robertson Painting Scholarship (2015), at the Victorian College of the Arts. She currently works in West Melbourne.