Artist Floor Talk: Jake Preval

event date: 
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 1:00pm

Join artist Jake Preval as he talks about the themes presnted in his exhibition 'slowtrade', on show at the Warrnambool Art Gallery from April 21 to June 11.

'slowtrad' is an installation by Jake Preval that revels in the rituals and intimate performances of queer desire. Gleefully sidestepping realism in favour of the absurd and the bombastic, the works in the show tease out the monumental from the mundane, reframing the unremarkable to create psycho-sexual sculptural assemblages.

+ Free entry

+ No bookings required

+ Audio loop available and wheelchair accessible

+ Tea and coffee provided

Jake Preval

Jake Preval is a New Zealand artist currently based in Melbourne. He works in a variety of mediums spanning sculpture, photography, installation and performance. These elements are often fused together in bodies of work that use black humour and a playful lexicon of materials and references to explore notions of contemporary queerness. In 2014 he completed his Bachelor of Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts majoring in Sculpture and Spatial Practice. Since then he has exhibited extensively in Melbourne and across Australia. He has held solo exhibitions at TCB Art Inc, Fort Delta, Kings ARI and Blindside as well as participating in numerous group shows. He has been a finalist in a number of art prizes including the John Fries Award 2016 and the Keith and Elizabeth Murodch Travelling Fellowship 2017. He currently lives in Brunswick with his partner Dan and their two dogs Wally and Sally.