Dell Stewart, Adam Cruickshank ThingOpening: Tuesday 7 April, 6-8pm Dates: 7-24 April 2009
Working in the same studio on separate things, Adam and Dell have produced a series of amalgamated things, made things and borrowed things glued to other things. These things are things in both form and signification. A playful room of experimentation at its most obvious but also an examination into the nature of things, things we make, things that are made for us, things joined together, and what these things mean. A thing is an object without specific name or form. An item, device, artifact, tool or instrument. You can find them in the supermarket, on the street, from outer space, from within your own blood cells, or at the back of your cupboard behind the shoes.
Adam Cruickshank went to the Queensland College of Art in the early 1990s and, after a period of exhibiting, was lured by a liveable wage into advertising and magazine art direction. Two years ago he began a rededication to full time art practice, resulting in solo shows in Melbourne and the Netherlands and the co-curation of the Grow Wild show at Utopian Slumps.
Dell Stewart has organized and participated in numerous solo and collaborative exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney, Berlin and Rotterdam. Working with silkscreen, drawing, animation, textiles and installation and making artists books, she likes to try a bit of everything. She studied printmaking and drawing in Queensland and animation at the Centre for Animation and Interactive Media at RMIT.