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It Must Be Real, it's on TV

Exhibition :

Friday 26 August, 1pm - 5pm. Opening event from 5pm

Sat 27 August, 11am-5pm

Sunday 28 August, closing party. 5pm - late

It Must Be Real, It’s On TV represents a light repurposing of the work of Krystle Patel at Auction House, Redruth this August.


With this being the final show at the Redruth project space, before it temporarily closes its doors for major renovation works over the next 12 months, artist and AH curator Liam Jolly has invited Patel, an ongoing collaborator, to show in Cornwall as a way of responding to the space as it folds, whilst further interrogating their shared interests and relationship. 


Motivated by interests around rhythm, synchronicity and intuition, the pair have developed a practice that continues to explore how it can reach between and beyond themselves; realised here with Liam’s invitation for Krystle to show her work at Auction house and allowing for the possibility of this encounter further slipping into Jolly’s own show at Gray’s Wharf later in the year.


Responding to conceptual concerns around the mutability of language, where it is empty and how it can be full, It Must Be Real, It’s On TV selects particular works of Patel’s which speak of rhythm, syntax and fluidity. Spanning moving image, sculpture, textile and print, the material objects have been removed from their own histories, only to now reach out and form new spatial and temporal boundaries in these final fleeting moments of Auction House as we have known it.

Krystle Patel is a London based Asian artist born in Texas, USA. For the last 15 years she has been a practicing Dentist and recently moved away from clinical work to complete an MFA at Goldsmith’s University. Over the past year she has shown collaborative projects with The Florence Trust, Eastside Projects (The Exchange) and Deptford X. She has a monthly radio show with Aaja music and RTM FM, exploring the sound aspects of her work. Krystle has been selected for this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries and the Government Art Collection

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