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KINGS Artist Run acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

Cerulean Process

Samuel Murnane

Front Gallery
4 May 2019–25 May 2019
Opening 6pm Friday May 3rd

This new body of work by Samuel Murnane is derived from the documentation of sectioned architectural spaces through various devices – curtains, glass dividers, reflective surfaces – and the spatiotemporal distortions they create.

Familiar architectural interiors and exteriors are imaged on the two-dimensional printed plane, creating an atmospheric space which oscillates between figuration and abstraction. The layered nature of the lithographic image is revealed on close inspection over time, as the figurative elements of each print dissolve into a colour field.

The works are derived from photographic documentation of the Arts Centre Melbourne and the Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan. Both cultural institutions distort and divide architectural space to mask and reveal themselves at once.


Images: Samuel Murnane, 2018, 21st Century Curtain, Lithographic Print on cotton rag paper

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  • Samuel Murnane completed a Diploma in Visual Art at RMIT in 2012 and when on to complete an Undergraduate Degree with Honors at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2016. He has since worked in the Printmaking Workshop at the VCA and in undertaking his masters in Architecture at Melbourne University.