Sunday, February 28, 2010

Jake Walker

Born in New Zealand, Jake Walker has lived in the US, UK and Germany before moving to Melbourne in 2008 where is currently based. Jake is a painter whose recent exhibitions include The Inland Sea with Mark Rodda at Utopian Slumps in 2007, Texticles, a group show curated by Rob McHaffie shown at TCB in 2009, and a solo show at Gallery 9 during the same year.

Things Change, 2010, found rock, liquid paper

'Things Change' is a statement designed to remind us of the only constant, i.e. change, I have been painting this statement on top of found landscape paintings for the last 3 months. As well as referring to matters cultural and environmental, the paintings were intended to be used as a pick-me-up, a reminder that whatever problem we are experiencing now, it will invariably change to some slightly different form of trouble tomorrow.

For this show I am making an edition of stones with this statement painted on them. Within the context of the show they could be seen as statement on the constantly shifting, turning world of fashion and the slower yet still inexorably changing journey of the rock it’s painted on.

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is a group exhibition curated by Nella Themelios & Kim Brockett. The exhibition is part of the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program.

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comprises of two vending machines strategically placed in public spaces around the Melbourne CBD. Containing limited edition 'fashion objects' produced by over 60 Melbourne-based artists, the vending machines are activated when a member of the public inserts a $2 coin. The exhibition explores alternative interfaces of exchange for fashion, the mechanised system as a form of 'fashion dialogue'. More broadly, it thinks through discourses around public space and the role that fashion might play in it.

1 - 31 March 2010

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