Daniel McKewen – Distance

WHEN : Until 9th June
WHERE : IMA @ Ksubi, Upstairs at Ksubi, Shop 2, 30 James St Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Brisbane video artist Daniel McKewen focuses on the Hollywood entertainment industry and the creative impulses of its fans. Reconfiguring pop-culture imagery, he explores the tension between complicit fan behaviour and critical artistic practice. In his video installation Distance, he processes celebrity portraits from high-end fashion magazines to create a shifting painterly landscape. McKewen has exhibited in shows nationally and internationally, and his work is held in private collections. He completed a Bachelor in Fine Arts with Honours in 2006, and is currently working towards a PhD at Queensland University of Technology.

Text – Institute of Modern Art, 2012

Image – Daniel McKewen Untitled 2011, video.