Mike Barnard, Lada Dedić, Merran Esson, Ingrid, Gareth Jenkins, Marnie Ross, Ralph Stanton, Kai Wasikowski, & Yioryios

Chaos or Control

7 November - 16 December

Featuring artists from Square One Studios in Alexandria, Sydney. In collaboration with Sean Morris.

Drawing from the gallery’s soirée at Square One Studios, Stella Downer Fine Art presents a group exhibition Chaos or Control, featuring new works by MIKE BARNARD, LADA DEDIĆ, MERRAN ESSON, INGRID, GARETH JENKINS, MARNIE ROSS, RALPH STANTON, KAI WASIKOWSKI and YIORYIOS.

MERRAN ESSON’s ceramics draw from vessels in the rural landscape, inspired by her childhood in the Upper Murray. Old water tanks and buckets are recreated in bright, elegant forms; yet still retain nostalgic marks of their origin. From the two-dimensional to the sculptural, YIORYIOS creates architectural forms that bend, fold and contort. Working with bold acrylic colours and aluminium, his painterly sculptures can be seen as a form of expansive painting.

Working across readymade materials and multimedia, KAI WASIKOWSKI’s latest work responds to a journey to the Southern Alps of New Zealand, disassembling backdrops of landscapes to deconstruct the romantic notion of the sublime in nature. Turning to science, LADA DEDIĆ methodically cross-stitches the intricate MRI images of her brain; stitched on bright swathes of cloth they are given a new physicality.

Colour grabs you when looking at the pulsating rhythm of abstract painter RALPH STANTON’s works. Non-representational STANTON is interested in space with no time. MARNIE ROSS in turn responds to light, movement and time, creating organic forms and structures that play with natural layering and evolving light patterns.

Working intuitively, INGRID uses processes including collage, sgraffito, scarring, sanding back and layering to highlight, destroy, subdue or reveal elements within her work. These abstracted paintings are inspired by her environment, experiences and memories.

MIKE BARNARD explores the relationship between ethics and aesthetics via interrogations of reality and fiction in painting, photography, sculpture, and video. GARETH JENKINS has a preoccupation with text in its handwritten and printer form. Working with collage, JENKINS layers and intertwines text on various mediums with found material to distort and deconstruct the patterns of text that we have come to associate meaning with.

Lada Dedić (represented by M. Contemporary)

Merran Esson (represented by Stella Downer Fine Art)

Yioryios (represented by Artereal Gallery)



Mike Barnard - Peter meets Betty (after Gerhard)
Mike Barnard
Peter meets Betty (after Gerhard)
acrylic on canvas
122 x 92 cm
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Lada Dedic Self Portrait Artists Brain A
Lada Dedić
Self Portrait; Artist's Brain A
stranded cotton an aida cloth
27 x 26 cm
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Lada Dedić
Self Portrait; Artist's Brain B
stranded cotton on aida cloth
27 x 26 cm
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Lada Dedic Self Portrait Artists Brain C
Lada Dedić
Self Portrait; Artist's Brain C
stranded cotton on aida cloth
27 x 26 cm
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Merran Esson - Coanda Lines II
Merran Esson
Coanda Lines II
ceramic, copper glaze
85.5 x 23 x 23 cm
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Merran Esson - Get Smart 2017
Merran Esson
Get Smart
ceramic, copper glaze
20 x 40 x 36 cm
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Ingrid
Absence with Energy 5 (somewhere in between)
oil, collage and mixed media on birch panel
59.5 x 42 cm
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Ingrid
Absence with Energy 6 (Steal my Sleep)
oil, collage and mixed media on birch panel
30 x 30 cm
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Gareth Jenkins - Her Ticket
Gareth Jenkins
Her Ticket
paper, airline ticket, fly screen, cotton thread, film font
21 x 15 cm
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Gareth Jenkins - I wanted to say
Gareth Jenkins
I wanted to say
paper, calligraphy, photographic negative, letter on waxed paper, cotton thread, film font
21 x 15 cm
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Gareth Jenkins
18A
paper, photographic negative, fly screen, film font, cotton thread
21 x 15 cm
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Gareth Jenkins
4738
paper, travel ticket, dried flower, photographic negative, flyscreen, film font, cotton thread
21 x 15 cm
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Marnie Ross - Over Hours
Marnie Ross
Over Hours
acrylic on board
30 x 25 cm
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Marnie Ross - Last Light
Marnie Ross
Last Light
acrylic on board
15 x 15 cm
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Marnie Ross
Seconds Pass in Rose
acrylic on board
10 x 5 cm
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Marnie Ross - Seconds Pass Graphite
Marnie Ross
Seconds Pass in Graphite
acrylic on board
10 x 5 cm
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Marnie Ross - Seconds Pass in Cadmium
Marnie Ross
Seconds Pass in Cadmium
acrylic on board
10 x 5 cm
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Marnie Ross - Seconds Pass in Gold
Marnie Ross
Seconds Pass in Gold
acrylic on board
10 x 5 cm
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Marnie Ross - Seconds Pass in Turquoise
Marnie Ross
Seconds Pass in Turquoise
acrylic on board
10 x 5 cm
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Marnie Ross - Seconds Pass in Lemon
Marnie Ross
Seconds Pass in Lemon
acrylic on board
10 x 5 cm
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Marnie Ross - Seconds Pass in Red
Marnie Ross
Seconds Pass in Red
acrylic on board
10 x 5 cm
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Marnie Ross - Seconds Pass in Manganese
Marnie Ross
Seconds Pass in Manganese
acrylic on board
10 x 5 cm
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Marnie Ross - Seconds Pass in Yellow
Marnie Ross
Seconds Pass in Yellow
acrylic on board
10 x 5 cm
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Ralph Stanton
Sky Blue II
oil on canvas
75 x 75 cm
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Kai Wasikowski - Natural artefact #1
Kai Wasikowski
Natural artefact #1
pure pigment water transfer on synthetic foliage, pigment on cotton rag
44 x 34 cm
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Kai Wasikowski - Natural artefact #2
Kai Wasikowski
Natural artefact #2
pure pigment water transfer on synthetic foliage, pigment on cotton rag
44 x 34 cm
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Yioryios - POI 22
Yioryios
POI 22: Sap Green, Black, Cobalt Blue & Pink
aluminium & acrylic paint
77 x 74 x 45 cm
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