The rhythms of poetry, narrative based construction and oblique autobiography(the literary word) – labours to distort the visual grammar of our ordinary lives. COLD LIKE CONCRETE examines an intersection of auto-poetic experimentation in visual art, drawing from public and private collections to present Australian art|TEXT spanning some 40 years. This exhibition provides an experimental meeting ground for a number of discrete artistic practices. Presenting artists that intend the visual and the literary to run in parallel, appear simultaneous, and form at once a double-imaged, duplicitous world: the order of things || the order of words. A world, where every-thing-is-something. And so to know its use, it may be distanced, detached, ironically turned over, and made to feel cold – like concrete.
RUTH COWEN / MITCHEL CUMMING / BENJAMIN FORSTER / KEVIN MORGAN JONES / KK+JLD / LUCINA LANE (WITH LISA RADFORD) / ADELLE MILLS / ROSE NOLAN /PETER O’MARA / ALEX SELENITSCH / CHARLIE SOFO / RICHARD TIPPING / PETER TYNDALL / CURATED BY OSCAR CAPEZIO