Kate Tucker, Unstory

My recent painting process has encompassed multiple materials, methods and styles, which are sampled and transferred between works. Paintings are made in multiples, with each work referencing others in the series. In some cases fabrics are dyed, stained and painted before being sewn or layered together, stretched, and painted over.

Art Exhibition previously on at Galerie pompom in New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 19 October 2016 to Sunday 13 November 2016
Launch Wednesday 19 October 2016, 6-8pm

Commonalities image Precede or Follow image

Published by Galerie pompom on Monday 17 October 2016.
Contact the publisher.

In others, I work straight onto pre stretched, primed linen, borrowing forms and gestures from other constructed compositions. My aim has been to identify and isolate components of my process; be they physical practices, intellectual systems or intuitive tendencies, strip them of context and reanimate them. Rather than attempting to negotiate all possible outcomes within each painting, I’ve created a series that is deliberately varied.

I’m interested in corrupting or shifting elements from their original source, then recombining them in a manner that subverts expected order. Simultaneously, materials are manipulated so as to maintain a rawness and familiarity whilst taking on foreign characteristics. This approach speaks to the conundrum of making paintings in the digital age. I want to harness the spontaneity of digital image production as a counter point to the preciousness of traditional painting, without using a computer.

Kate Tucker
September, 2016

Kate Tucker received a Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2009. She has held recent solo exhibitions at Chapter House Lane; Art Stage Singapore; Rubicon ARI; c3 Contemporary Art Space; and Platform Public Art Space. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at LON Gallery; SPRING 1883 with Dutton Gallery; Caves; Linden New Art; c3 Contemporary Art Space; and Bus Projects. Tucker has been a finalist in the Albany Art Prize; Bayside Acquisitive Art prize; The Churchie Emerging Art Prize; Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards; the Substation Contemporary Art Award; and The Archibald Prize. She is currently a finalist in the 2016 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize. Unstory is Tucker’s first solo exhibition in Sydney.