Composed Formations will explore the playful interactions of textures, forms and material dialogues present in work by Kyle Kirkpatrick and Jessica Wilson.
Kirkpatrick's work is driven by the need to make sense of the natural environment. Unable to understand the complexities of form and materiality that he encounters, he dissects visual elements expanding some and simplifying others. His works are reinterpretations of the familiar, reassessments of form and materiality.
Wilson's practice stems from the observation of objects, space and imagery around her that she mentally analyses, reworks and invents. Certain things fascinate her for reasons she cannot quite grasp or describe with words. The work is about exploring these ideas and searching for the ingredients that caused them to become rooted in her imagination.
Kirkpatrick and Wilson share a sense of why they make work, they deconstruct in an attempt to understand, however it is in the outcomes that their work varies. Wilson plays out these ideals in two dimensions, on a surface and mostly with paint. Whilst Kirkpatrick thinks in three dimensions, his configurations of found and made objects are imaginatively installed with site specificity.
Composed Formations will aim to question the closeness of these two practices, the relationships between painting and object and probe into the formal understanding of painting that both Kirkpatrick and Wilson possess.
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