FRONT GALLERY: DEREK SARGENT (SA) - GENUINE & AUTHENTIC
Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 7th March
Artist Talks - 6:00pm
Running - 8th - 24th March 2018
Genuine & Authentic is a new installation work inspired by my time in New York and London. It excavates themes of queer identity and invests the ways in which queer and non-normative narratives are accounted for within collective history and memory. Concerned with the opposition of public and private lives and questioning why authenticity and the power structures it creates are privileged.
Derek Sargent graduated from the University of South Australia in 2013 where he won the Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture and Installation Prize. He has exhibited at the National Graduate Exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Helpmann Academy Graduate exhibition. He has had solo exhibitions at Fontanelle in Adelaide, Constance in Hobart and Firstdraft Gallery in Sydney. He has also been exhibited in both New York and London. In 2015 he was awarded the Anne & Gordon Samstag international visual arts scholarship and traveled to London to complete a Graduate Diploma in Fine Art at the Chelsea College of the Arts.
Photography by Steph Fuller