Mik-Mak

27 April – 1 June

Opening Friday 26 April 6pm

With
Chris De Rosa
Chelsea Farquhar
Simone Kennedy
Michael Kutschbach
Louise Meuwissen

The works that make up Mik-mak present objects, bodily forms, and natural elements distorted, magnified, combined and transformed into wildly-coloured, textured, opulent and glittering forms. The enigmatic title Mik-mak is a Dutch word similar in meaning to the English mishmash. It also operates as an abbreviation of micropsia-macropsia, a pair of neurological conditions affecting perception. For those who experience micropsia, objects appear diminished in size, while in macropsia, objects appear magnified. The exhibition draws inspiration from the curator’s own experiences of micropsia and macropsia, presenting an unsettling, phantasmagorical aesthetic in which body, identity and self are shown as labile and provisional, in a permanent state of becoming.

The Little Machine is supported by Renew Adelaide and City of Adelaide

Photography: Sam Roberts unless otherwise noted

Michael Kutschbach
bathyphYSabRyozoA (after b-conifera, aka – the Flying Spaghetti Monster) 

2024

Photography: Michael Kutschbach 

Simone Kennedy
Free Flight (1) (Re-imagining the mother)

2015


Entochrysis Pins (3000)
$4500
or $450 per month with Art Money

Louise Meuwissen
See yourself in it – Wrestle with it

2018


Found knitted polyester/cotton balacla- va, reclaimed beads (glass, Swarovski crystals, plastic) mirrored glass, high vis reflective ribbon, cotton, cotton thread, polyester thread, lurex thread, nylon thread, polystyrene, cotton wadding, reclaimed nylon stocking, adhesive, powder coated stainless steel


NFS

Chris De Rosa
[left] Rosa porifera
[middle] Giallo porifera 2
[right] Giallo porifera 1

2022
Glazed earthenware, polymer paint, wire, aerosol spray, varnish
$330 each

Chelsea Farquhar
Green Corset

2022


Satin, rope, eyelets, thread
NFS

Simone Kennedy
Six Months (Re-imagining Pre-Natal Attachment)

2018

Mixed media

POA (sold as group of 26)

Chris De Rosa
[hanging] Porifera/spaghetti vedura 2023
Perforated papier-mâché, etching, polymer paint, aerosol spray, pu foam, sand, glass beads, plastic string, wire, varnish
$400


[front] Barrel porifera 2023
Papier-mâché, spongia prints, etching, latex, polymer paint, aerosol spray, sand, glass beads, wire, varnish
$4800
or $480 per month with Art Money

Chris De Rosa
Giallo vase sponge

2022

Papier-mâché, polymer paint, aerosol spray, varnish

$350

Simone Kennedy
Meet My Mum Larva (stage 1) Larva (stage 2) Larva (stage 3) Pupa Glasses

2018

$6500
or $650 per month with Art Money

Chris De Rosa
Salacia’s Pearl

2023


Papier-mâché, polymer paint, aerosol spray, sand, glass beads, wire, pu foam, rope, varnish

$1500
or $150 per month with Art Money

Chris De Rosa
Demisponge

2024

Giclee print, polymer paint, pigment stain on perforated Hahnemühle paper

$1600
or $160 per month with Art Money