This exhibition brings together Campbell Kneale’s sound and painting practices for the first time in a gallery context. In addition to a new dual-channel sound work, Kneale will spend several days working in the gallery space to produce a large-scale temporary wall painting.
Kneale’s sound is characterised as a cacophony of hums and thuds, echoes and reverberations; layers upon layers of textures that continuously rise and fall. The result is relentless, absorbing, and often unsettling; Kneale expertly negotiating the line between beauty and ugliness, enlightenment and oblivion, everything and nothing.
The artist’s expansive wall painting is similarly made up of many interlacing layers, only this time the artist’s chosen medium is paint. The surface is littered with various found text and numerical references that have emerged from the artist’s own consciousness or via exterior influences over the course of making the work in the gallery.