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Gilding the Lily | Mimesis

3 - 21 September 2019
11:00am - 6:00pm
Kudos Gallery
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Join us for two new exhibitions at Kudos Gallery this spring, Gliding the Lily and Mimesis. 

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Gilding the Lily | Emily Galicek

Gilding the Lily is an exhibition of paintings by Emily Galicek that critically engage with the post-digital context. The post-digital context is characterised by the proliferation and saturation of images, screens and digital networks into all areas of contemporary existence. It is also concerned with the potential that these forms have to be infinitely replicated and manipulated, and the way that processes of replication and manipulation can alter meaning and understanding. Given these characteristics, questions arise of whether painting has the capacity to visualise the intangible digital networks that surround us, and if so, how might it do this? The paintings in this exhibition form a potential response to these questions, using strategies of parody to self-reflexively critique the post-digital context in which they exist.

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Mimesis | Robbie Karmel

Situated in the expanded field of drawing Robbie Karmel’s PhD project investigates mimesis through intermodal, observational and reflective drawing and making processes, themselves mimetic practices. Through several major bodies of work Karmel documents and conceptualises the recursive and productive phenomena of mimesis. The works include graphite, charcoal and oilstick drawings of the body on paper, along with the purpose built apparatus and studio-furniture made to facilitate the production of drawings. At the core of this investigation is the phenomenological body as it is expanded through the network of human and non-human beings: tools, materials, the subject, collaborators, the audience, and the environment. The investigation also addresses: how do these phenomena facilitate and present themselves within mimetic drawing processes

OPENING: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 5.00pm - 8.00pm
EXHIBITION: 4 - 21 September 2019


Kudos Gallery is run by UNSW Art & Design students and funded by Arc @ UNSW Limited.

Image: Emily Galicek, Internet Painting I (2019), acrylic on canvas, 914 x 1016mm​​​​​​​.