Daniel Templeman Sight Lines(detail)
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Within a Flash

KickArts presents a selection of gallery works by established Queensland public artist, Daniel Templeman.

24 January to 8 March 2014, opening Friday 24 January, 6pm

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Daniel Templeman’s art practice explores perception and connection. Perception, by engaging the viewer in a conceptual conflict about form (for example, what appears solid is hollow, what appears fluid is fixed) and connection by creating objects that are contingent on frontal and changing phenomena such as light, movement, gravity, site, the body. 

Revealing and concealing are the prevailing dynamics at work; whether within the form of the artwork itself, or the site it occupies, this opposition is always central. What begins as a desire to manipulate the perceived properties of an object expands to include the phenomena the object is subject to.

Within a Flash gathers works by Templeman that are the subjects of light and movements of a viewer. Finely scored groves, precision joinery, subtle lamination and originally conceived sculptural forms unite to pose the question: can an object be about what it does rather than what it is?

Templeman has recently been awarded a Doctorate in Visual Art from Queensland College of Art. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has completed major public art commissions in locations including the Brisbane Magistrates Court, the Queensland/New South Wales border, Melbourne’s CBD, University of Western Sydney, Southbank Educational Precinct, and several works throughout Brisbane’s CBD. Templeman was a recipient of an Australian Post Graduate Scholarship, and was awarded the Queensland Art Gallery’s Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship in 1997.

Daniel Templeman is represented by Sullivan + Strumpf Gallery, Sydney.

Curator: Kylie Burke