Morals - Jonathan Duckworth
Opening - 12:00 AM - Thursday, 6th of November
Artist Talk - 5:30 PM
Running - 6 Nov 2008 - 22 Nov 2008
Jonathan Duckworth completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing) at The Victorian College of the Arts in 2007. He has participated in various large scale group projects in both Adelaide and Melbourne and recently participated in 'The Devolution Project' curated by Mark Feary and Simon Maidment at West Space Melbourne.
Duckworth says of his work 'I make objects that generally rely on a widely circulated image or idea or morality. This is a tactic of inclusion and efficiency as well as a stolen authority. Through small manipulations of the familiar a paradox is employed in an attempt to signal the complicity of inherited beliefs. I am also interested in beauty and in the language of the hand.'
He says of the exhibition MORALS 'There is value in that which one does not understand.Or people have a varying capacity (or propensity) for understanding. And in confusion there can be sadness.'