jac ball

PDA

20 september - 19 october 2019

Jac Ball's exhibition PDA* draws from camp aesthetics and the confessional genre online to explore the pleasures and complexities of queer representation.

Their photographs use collage processes to speak to ideas of excess, repetition and self-assemblage. The images are accumulative and in parts, playful and makeshift.

These intimate and exquisitely coloured photographic works demonstrate their prowess with a camera, along with the ability to create strangely compelling images via cropping, layering and collage. Ball notes, "I use collage as both a concept and material method. Collage can be messy and appropriative, and makes reference to loss, repetition and contradiction. It can invite embellishment, haphazard narrative structures and questions of authenticity. These provisional processes reflect the everyday qualities of self-making. They also overlap with dilemmas of queer representation."
[Statement 4 September 2019].

Colour has always been an important aspect of Ball's photographic practice. It unifies the images in each series; from the intense blues of A Collection of Organised Spaces 2010; the mauves and flesh tones of Fluctuate 2013, to the purples and blues of Room Service 2015. PDA reveals a fresh new palette of colours, combining saturated blues, pinks, oranges and purples to make this her most adventurous yet. The diversity of colours is in keeping with the broader range of subjects in this exhibition, including landscape and travel photography, alongside intimate bathroom scenes. Many of the images have been manipulated, layered and collaged, others have been staged for the camera. "Many images converse with ideas of gender and queerness through non-figurative content. PDA also references camp aesthetics and humour, unapologetic performances, and celebrations of self-making in trans and non-binary self-generated imagery online." [Statement 4 September 2019]

Jac Ball is a PhD candidate at Curtin University, and has been professionally exhibiting for ten years. Significant group shows include Looking but not seeing at the Benalla Art Gallery in 2018, HERE&NOW17 at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery UWA, New Matter: Recent forms of Photography at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2016, Invisible Genres at John Curtin Gallery in 2016, Transcendental at Galerie Pavolva in Berlin in 2014, Dusk to Dark at the Queensland Centre for Photography and the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery in 2014, the prestigious Primavera exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney in 2013, and Remix at the Art Gallery of WA in 2011. Their artworks can be found in the collections of the Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery of WA, University of WA, Murdoch University, Wesfamers, Kerry Stokes Collection, North Metro TAFE and Artbank. This is their seventh solo exhibition.

 

 

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sketching
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inkjet print on rag, collage
110 x 174cm
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$2,600
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date night
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inkjet print on rag
93 x 62cm
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$850
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edition 1/5
109 x 65.5cm
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$1,000
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not waiting to arrive
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digital print on cotton drill
57 x 80cm
2019
$700
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prepper
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
70 x 46.5cm
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$600
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soft serve
edition 1/5
inkjet print on rag
80 x 53cm
2019
$700
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dolphin camp
inkjet print on rag
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80 x 49cm
2019
$700
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rule of thumb
edition 1/5
digital print on cotton drill
142 x 94cm
2019
$1,800
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peach fuzz and mascara
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
70 x 37cm
2019
$550
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tender fat
edition 1/5
inkjet print on rag
85 x 45cm
2019
$700
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green room
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
65 x 65cm
2019
$700
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daylight savings
inkjet print on rag + cotton drill
edition 1/5
140 x 205cm [7 panels]
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$4,000
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hot pixel mess
edition 1/5
inkjet print on rag
175 x 101cm
2019
$2,300
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slow summer
inkjet print on gloss + rag
edition 1/5
105 x 70cm [2 panels]
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$1,300
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home sweet homo
edition 1/5
inkjet print on rag
155 x 105cm
2019
$2,300
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flatpack
inkjet print onrag
edition 1/5
109 x 69.5cm
2019
$1,100
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transformation on tuesday
edition 1/5
inkjet print on rag
130 x 80cm [x2]
2019
$2,300
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hotspot [with bed separation]
inkjet print on gloss
edition 1/5
93 x 51.5cm
2019
$650
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aquarius
edition 1/5
inkjet print on rag
80 x 65.5cm
2019
$750
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beachside theatre, off-season
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
120 x 80cm
2019
$1,300
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paint box mid-blue
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
110 x 160cm
2019
$2,300
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shower scene 1
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
93 x 70cm
2019
$900
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shower scene 2
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
93 x 70cm
2019
$900
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shower scene 3
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
93 x 70cm
2019
$900
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shower scene 4
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
93 x 70cm
2019
$900
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shower scene 5
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
93 x 70cm
2019
$900 sold 1/5
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shower scene 6
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
93 x 70cm
2019
$900
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shower scene 7
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
93 x 70cm
2019
$900
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shower scene 8
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
93 x 70cm
2019
$900
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shower scene 9
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
93 x 70cm
2019
$900 sold 1/5
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shower scene 10
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
93 x 70cm
2019
$900
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shower scene 11
inkjet print on rag
edition 1/5
93 x 70cm
2019
$900 sold 1/5
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micro dosing
inkjet print on gloss
edition 1/5
60 x 38.5cm
2019
$550