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Krista Buecking: MATTERS OF FACT
Opening on Thursday, 26 February from 7 to 9 p.m. and continuing through to 4 April, the Susan Hobbs Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Krista Buecking.
Buecking’s project, titled MATTERS OF FACT, emerges out of her continuing investigation into the products (and consequences) of neoliberalism. Her wall works, sculptures and related media appropriate the recurring motifs of such systems to in turn interrogate their value and efficacy. Here, the principal element of Buecking’s exhibition is a suite of coloured pencil drawings depicting computer-generated gradients. Layered on top of these drawings are solid graphics painted directly on the glazing of each framed drawing. These graphics, literally floating on their shaded voids, borrow from the visual language of modernist abstraction, economic infographics, and models from early childhood education. Accompanying the drawings is an audio “soundtrack” composed from sounds drawn from teenage melodramas, infomercial stingers and lead-ins, self-help seminars, and canned music. A wall mounted clock—its numbers stripped away—keeps a watchful eye over Buecking’s installation. It is a reminder, perhaps of the division of time and of the anxieties of time spent or wasted, and wonders: what exactly are we being sold?