Accident & Process
Exhibition: 19 Apr – 24 Jun 2017
Jarvis Dooney Galerie
"Accident & Process"
Exhibition: 19 April – 24 June 2017
Opening hours GALLERY WEEKEND
Friday: 12-21 Uhr
Saturday: 11-19 Uhr
Sunday: 11-19 Uhr
Jarvis Dooney is pleased and honored to present one of Australia’s most rigorous conceptual artists Derek Kreckler with select works from his "Accident & Process" touring survey exhibition. Derek’s early experimental practice began in the the 1970s and has continued to evolve through to his more recent focus on still and moving imagery in the 21st century.
Derek Kreckler is an Australian artist born in Sydney in 1952. Derek works in a variety of media to create performance art, video, sound and photographic artworks. Much of this work features landscape and natural events expanded through accident and chance processes developed in the field and in his studio.
Exhibited internationally, extensively throughout Australia including: Accident& Process: 2015-2018 regional touring exhibition of eight Australian galleries, LandSeaSky: 2014-15 at one and J. Gallery Seoul, OCAT Shanghai, Guangzhou and the National Art School Sydney, On Reason and Emotion: 2004 Biennale of Sydney, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, the 2004 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the 2003 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, 1992 Encounters with Diversity, PS1. New York, 1990 Biennale of Sydney: The Readymade Boomerang: Certain Relations in 20th Century Art,National Review of Live Art Glasgow, UK. Represented in various collections including: the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Wesfarmers, Perth Western Australia, Archive of the Arts & Humanities Data Service (AHDS), Mitchell Library, Sydney, Australia, Griffith Artworks, National Gallery of Australia and private collections.
The publication "Derek Kreckler: "Accident & Process" (Perimeter Editions, Melbourne) brings together, for the first time, five decades of key Australian artist Derek Kreckler’s oeuvre. Its publication coincides with his eponymously titled survey exhibition, opening at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts in August 2015 and touring throughout Australia in the following years.
"Accident & Process", which is edited by curator Hannah Mathews, gives pause to the remarkable lens-based practice of a widely respected, though under-recognised artist. Supported by the University of Wollongong and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, and published by Perimeter Editions, Melbourne, this richly illustrated monograph includes newly commissioned texts by writers Helen Ennis, Richard Grayson, Kyla McFarlane, Ian McLean, Hannah Mathews, Sarah Miller, Quentin Sprague and Frazer Ward, which attend to specific works describing key trajectories within Kreckler's career.