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COMMON GROUND

I'm super excited to finally announce what I've been busy working on with the amazing

team at Modern Times. My solo show 'Common Ground' opens on Nov 16th,

and I can't wait to share this bold and dynanic body of work with you all.

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Solo Show // Modern Times

Opens 16th Nov, 6-8pm // Nov 16th - 30th

Modern Times, 311 Smith Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Artist's Talk - 10am, Saturday 18th of November

RSVP for this free event via Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/artist-talk-with-sarah-kelk-tickets-39470686887?utm_term=eventurl_text

You can view all work in 'Common Ground' here,

or feel free to take a look at the exhibition catalogue.

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Common Ground is an extension of ideas that I have been exploring in my practice for some

time; the tension between intent and process is something I continue to revisit in my work. On

the one hand, I feel a strong need to work in an expressionist style, and then once I start, I always

get pulled into the idea of producing strong, bold and almost geometrical compositions.

With Common Ground, I decided to embrace both of those feelings. I wanted to explore more

structured, refined, almost architectural ideas in my work, but didn’t want to abandon the organic

energy that comes out at the beginning of each piece. I found a harmony in this through the

process of painting, building a narrative, layer by layer and uncovering this balance intuitively.

During my time at the Jacky Winter Residency, I was able to work through the ideas of this show.

Being surrounded by nature and having the time to consider my work, I was able to submit myself

to the process and influences simultaneously, not loosing one idea to the other, but

rather connecting them in a new narrative.

Pre-sales for this show open on Nov 8th.

For all catalogue requests and sales enquiries, please email

pip@moderntimes.com.au

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Loads of new work in progress for my upcoming solo show!

Add November 16th at Modern Times (Smith St, Fitzroy) to your diaries for opening night.

If you want to be kept up to date with new work, flick me an email, or jump over to the subscribe page and I'll add you to my mailing list.

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One of the longest debates in the art world surrounds itself around whether or not "Painting is Dead" - infamously spoken by Paul Delaroche in 1839 upon seeing the Daguerreotype for the first time. After centuries of debate, Back and Dead doesn't seek to claim painting as dead or alive. Back and Dead instead provides insight into contemporary painting in Melbourne in 2017 and asks audiences to make up their own mind about the state of the medium.

Featuring work from Ajay Jennings, Matthew Dettmer, Stephen Baker, Tai Smith and myself, 'Back and Dead' opens on August 17th from 6-8pm (and runs until September 12th 2017).

Check out one of the pieces I have in the show below. This work is up for sale (with pre-sales now open). For more info, email hello@juniorspace.com.au, and lock August 17th into your diary for opening night!

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'Intergrated', acrylic on canvas, framed in Tasmanian Oak

104cm x 104cm, $3380 / available from Junior Space

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