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Gian Manik @ Fort Delta, Sep 15 – Oct 15

14 September 2016

Gian Manik is presenting solo exhibition Leather Seats at Melbourne’s Fort Delta, opening on September 15 and running to October 15.

The show, which is comprised of gestural, colour-oriented paintings examines a specific symbol in our daily lives: “the imprint of human weight left on seating after the occupant has vacated their post. Arse prints on leather seats.”

Exploring human presence and the notion of transience, Manik uses cues from photographs a friend had taken and sent him, developing the concept into oil paintings that deal with moments of anxiety and exaggeration. The exhibition will be shown in conjunction with Stephen Gibeltt’s Other Paintings.

See the Fort Delta website for details.**

Gian Manik, 'Untitled' (2015). Oil on linen. Courtesy the artist+ Photography Christo Crocker
Gian Manik, ‘Untitled’ (2015). Oil on linen. Courtesy the artist + Photography Christo Crocker
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Aiden Morse @ Fort Delta, Sep 18 – Oct 4

16 September 2014

Fort Delta is hosting the solo debut from artist Aiden Morse, titled Soft Opening and running at the Melbourne art space from September 18 to October 4.

Morse’s exhibition comes on the heels of his collaboration with writer (and girlfriend) Anna Crews in En Suite, a joint exhibition between the two artists, also at Fort Delta, in March this year.

Whereas Morse and Crews used symbols and affects of domesticity to explore their “potential (and terrifying) future as a couple” in En Suite, Morse takes on the topic of domesticity and monogamy as a solo artist with Soft Opening, using photographs extracted from specific personal experiences and those of the couple at public events to create polished and ad-like but vaguely abstracted images of love in the capital age.

See Fort Delta’s exhibition page for details. **


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En Suite @ Fort Delta, Mar 20 – Apr 29

18 March 2014

Melbourne-based Tasmanian artist Aiden Morse and alt-lit writer Anna Crews are presenting their En Suite joint exhibition at Melbourne’s Fort Delta, opening March 20 and running to April 26.

A rather suggestive pairing comes in drawing a thematic line between En Suite and James TunksThe Sky’s No Longer The Limit also launching at the space on the same night.

Where Morse and Crews explore their “potential (and terrifying) future as a couple” through the “choreographed domesticity” of the bathroom, Tunks employs an accelerationist aesthetic to explore an equally frightening forecast of late-capitalist demise.

See the Fort Delta website for details. **

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