Joel Cornell: Stationary - Art Collector

Joel Cornell, The Blessing Way, 2015. Digital print in binders, 100 x 120cm. Courtesy: the artist and Kick Gallery, Melbourne

 Much of Joel Cornell’s strange and lurid artworks are made clandestinely at his place of employment, exploiting the profusion of stationary materials and processes available in an ordinary office: outdated computer programs, coloured A4 paper, stickers, binders and laminating machines. Collecting basic clipart through Google image searches, Cornell assembles constellations of pictures and text into odd compositions that resemble brainstorms – maps of some psychological topography. Other images are simple line drawings made using Microsoft Paint. His is an obsessive and repetitive process, one centring on the erection of a private, ordered world from the meaningless chaos of everyday life.

Opening: 6pm, Thursday 26 March 2015
Exhibition closes: 12 April 2015
Location: Kick Gallery, 4 Peel Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Contact: 0412 243 818

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