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Elizabeth Gower, Postcard work, 1977, 14 cut postcards, 3.5 x 2.2 cm each approx. Collection of McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery. Photo: Christian Capurro

  • Aneta Trajkoski

7 Sep 2019
McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery 29 Jul - 10 Nov 2019

The 'serial,' or series, adopts numerous contemporary forms: from binge-worthy television series, countless iterations of Podcasts, ever-expanding adaptations of franchise cinema, to the systematic tendencies that were examined in the recent exhibition A New Order at Buxton Contemporary. Do the conditions of a fast-moving and increasingly chaotic world urge us to seek reprieve, order and familiarity? Is the series a conventional constraint or a structure providing liberation? How far can we reduce systems, patterns and readings without losing meaning? The current group exhibition Serial at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery probes notions of seriality as they arise in process, history, repetition and communication. The exhibition includes recent acquisitions and works from McClelland's collection that are presented across two galleries.

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