Friday, 21 February 2014

Jake Preval "Hotmessblues" 6th January - 1st February

Jake Preval's show Hotmessblues both delighted and occasionally repulsed it's viewers. It wasn't so much the bag of wees or the bronze used condoms. No, the cause of the repulsion was the result of putting real fruit in a perspex box on a rooftop in the middle of a record breaking heatwave. Box 9 (the one with the cut out of Jake with banana eyes) kept receiving lipstick-ee kisses from our loving RAS attendees, that is until the bananas started to rot. 

Fruitiness aside, Jake's show was a huge success, with his striking yellow backgrounds providing a wonderfully playful stage for his beautifully crafted pieces.  Thanks Jake!

Artist Statement

Revelling in the absurd and tragic Hotmessblues combines bronzes, found objects and photography in a series of small works exploring desire, distraction and the domestic divine.


Jake Preval is a Melbourne based artist working in a variety of mediums spanning sculpture, photography, installation and performance. He is currently completing his final year of a BFA (Sculpture and Spatial Practice) at the Victorian College of the Arts.

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