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Art exhibition confronts internet use

Art centre Chapter is showcasing a series of candy-coloured paintings in their bar from November 20 to January 25.

The exhibition, titled #givemeeverythingandnothingbaby, explores how the internet creates ‘junk emotions’ and the need for constant validation.

Magda Archer, art

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Artist Magda Archer draws her inspiration from language used on the internet and ‘text talk.’ She also explores social media’s ability to create pseudo-friendships and false promises.

Magda says: “We spend our time judging and loathing people we don’t know, trading in junk emotions and disposable vocabulary that doesn’t really mean anything.”

Most of the work is colourful and has a pop-art-like feeling to it (Andy Warhol is an inspiration). The paintings remind one of vintage packaging, retro graphics and greeting card design.

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