Kate Tucker
Manifold
14 November — 20 December 2018

In Manifold, Kate Tucker explores the interaction and reversal of forms and media. Tucker has created a series of ceramic sculptures, paintings, objects that integrate painting with sculpture, and ceramic tile paintings. 

Her paintings combine digitally printed fabrics as well as textural and painted elements. They shift and fracture, recombining elements in a manner that subverts the expected order. Materials are manipulated so as to maintain a rawness and familiarity whilst taking on foreign characteristics. Ceramic tiles are employed on tiled tables that support ceramic sculptures, elsewhere tiles exist as paintings. Cast metal is used to frame and support works, and also mimics the forms of ceramics. Across the installation, shapes and forms within the paintings and sculptures reference each other. The works are a spectrum of possibilities within material constraints, unified through shared forms, palette and texture. 

Kate Tucker is a Melbourne-based artist. Her recent projects include solo exhibitions at Daine Singer, Galerie Pompom, Art Stage Singapore, Chapter House Lane, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Platform and Helen Gory, and group exhibitions at NADA New York, Sutton Projects, Dutton Gallery, Caves, Tristian Koenig, SPRING1883, Incinerator Gallery and LON Gallery. Tucker has been a finalist in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation Prize, Albany Art Prize, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, The Churchie Emerging Art Prize, Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards, and The Archibald Prize. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2009.

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