20 September - 11 October 2014
Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Darwin
Early-career artist Talitha Kennedy returns to Darwin for her solo exhibition, Pervasive Flesh, in Gallery 1, a site-specific sculptural installation which examines her own connection to the Territory and broader notions about place and belonging along with, in the artist’s words, ‘the fascination with the Other and failed altruism’. Kennedy works with materials and techniques of the built environment (including found demolition rubble and black leather) to challenge the nature of constructed realities. ‘This object based work illustrates’, she writes, ‘a psychological landscape of control and surrender, where the necessary death of things creates the new’. Kennedy is a Masters graduate (visual arts) from Charles Darwin University, Darwin.
Catalogue essay by Simon Pericich.