Opening: Friday March 20, 5:30pm
Artist talk with Erica van Zon: Thursday, March 26, 6:00pm
Why do we replace our old jeans with new jeans that look old?
From the luxury Comme des Garçons concept store to Enjoy Gallery, Jade Townsend brings a selection of LED light works developed during her recent three-month residency in Beijing, China. Exploring the interplay between human values and the material world, the works focus on the construction of ‘taste’, reflecting the language of consumerist trends and the incredible vibrancy encountered in Beijing.
For opening night, musician Adam Ladley will be collaborating with Jade, responding to the work and reflecting the luxury aspects of Typical Relics first showing, including sound recording captured in Beijing.
At 6.00pm, Thursday March 26 fellow WARE recipient Erica van Zon with be joining Jade to share some moments from their residencies in Beijing and discuss what it means to create art in China.
Jade Townsend's work can also be seen at Pataka Art + Musuem as part of the Imagine Asia exhibition (February 22 - May 17, 2015)