Rate of Change is a survey of Australian artists whose practices employ the gradient. Relishing the ambiguity and nuance offered by gradual transition, the works included exceed the physical phenomena commonly associatedwith its formal applications to consider its significance politically. Depth, perspective and temporality are reconsidered allegorically as progress, change and that which speaks to the dichotomy between dynamism and stasis representative of the contemporary moment. The exhibition takes it's title from a branch of mathematics - vector calculus - in which the definition of a gradient is more simply thought of as a rate of change.
Artists included are Matthew Allen, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Nancy Constandelia, Will Cooke, Danica Firulovic, Adrian Hobbs, Daniel Hollier, Sean Meilak, Jonny Niesche and Oliver Wagner.
The exhibition will be curated by James Gatt. Based in Sydney, Gatt is an independent curator and gallery manager of Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney. His conceptual approach is underpinned predominantly by research in architecture and contemporary art.