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Repetition

Richard Killeen
3 March 2021 – 20 March 2027
Solo show of work by Richard Killeen.
Repetition
Richard Killeen
Installation
Untitled
Richard Killeen, 1974
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 713 x 458 mm
Punctuation Face
Richard Killeen, 2002
Acrylic on aluminium, 36 pieces, each 138 x 120 mm
Repetition
Richard Killeen
Installation
Repetition Ladybird
Richard Killeen, 2020
UV ink jet on plywood, 550 x 550 mm
Repetition Triangle Wasp
Richard Killeen, 2020
UV ink jet on plywood, 550 x 550 mm
Repetition Jar
Richard Killeen, 2020
UV ink jet on plywood, 550 x 550 mm
Repetition Triangle Wasp
Richard Killeen, 2020
UV ink jet on plywood, 550 x 550 mm
Repetition Dragonfly Triangle
Richard Killeen, 2020
UV ink jet on plywood, 350 x 350 mm
Repetition Ziggurat Cat
Richard Killeen, 2020
UV ink jet on plywood, 350 x 350 mm
Repetition Cup
Richard Killeen, 2020
UV ink jet on plywood, 350 x 350 mm
Repetition Ladybird Jar
Richard Killeen, 2020
UV ink jet on plywood, 350 x 350 mm
Repetition Dragonfly Book
Richard Killeen, 2020
UV ink jet on plywood, 350 x 350 mm
Repetition
Richard Killeen
Installation
Repetition
Richard Killeen
Installation
Untitled
Richard Killeen, 1978
Acrylic on paper, 300 x 300 mm
Untitled
Richard Killeen, 1978
Acrylic on paper, 300 x 300 mm
Untitled
Richard Killeen, 1978
Enamel on .7 aluminium, 400 x 400 mm

An exhibition that brings together work by Richard Killeen spanning four decades (1974–2020) around a single connecting theme: repeated images.

Starting out at Elam School of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Colin McCahon, Killeen has had a rich and varied career. Encompassing painting, print-making and digital works, Killeen’s practice defies narrow categorisation.

At the core, however, is a continued attempt to “seize and reposition the optical universe bit by bit.” (Neil Talbot, 2020). Time and again, Killen lifts images from the everyday and repositions them in ever-evolving compositions, creating new relationships and visual hierarchies.

In the exhibition catalogue, Laurence Simmons writes, “The images ‘appropriated’ by Killeen in his work, lifted originally from public compendia of images — resource books, collections, manuals, encyclopaedias — are repeated, and in that repetition their whole effect is transformed, dismantled, decomposed.”

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