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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.

The sun ceases to give without receiving

Jennifer Mathews

11 August 2022–03 September 2022

The sun ceases to give without receiving presents a series of sculptures comprising stainless steel, aluminium, imagery and light. This body of work posits depictions of nature and food as luminous interiors that coincide with the resolute exterior of steel. In this framework, familiar organic commodities are inserted into the spaces of a window pane, a deskfracturing the surfaces of architectural space. 

This exhibition is supported by Arts South Australia’s Arts and Culture Grants Program.

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  • Jennifer is based at George Street Studios, Adelaide. Her practice combines techniques of woodwork, metalwork and assemblage to create freestanding and relief sculptures. Through use of found objects, architectural motifs and materials, her work is concerned with the tension between the industrial built environment and the stylised depiction of nature. In 2016, Jennifer completed a BFA (first class Honours) at VCA. In 2015, she received a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of South Australia, and was the recipient of the Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture and Installation Prize. In 2021, she was awarded an Arts South Australia project grant. Jennifer has presented exhibitions in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.