BETA BLOCKER

Mon May 22 to Sat Jun 17

Showing At: Address:
16 Austral Terrace, Katanning WA 6317
Opening Hours:
Monday: 10am - 5pm Tuesday: 10am - 6pm Wednesday: 1pm - 5pm Thursday: 10am - 6pm Friday: 10am - 5pm Saturday: 10am - 1pm Closed Sundays

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


This exhibition showcases Miik Green's Xylem series, large-scale paintings on aluminium panels combining unlike material, sealed within layers of resin. The term BETA BLOCKER references a class of drugs that combat various heart conditions, and links the ideas of tension and disequilibrium in arts practice with the biological.

Miik Green's artworks draw from cell-staining techniques and biological pigmentation, where colour can define abnormalities or infection. In the bio-sciences, colour is often strikingly evident and can be used to identify, map, trace and visualise cells and cell components under a microscope. In a similar manner, Green injects, drags and extracts liquid materials, pigments and chemicals, yet allows the paintings to evolve independently of his hand.

BETA BLOCKER is accompanied by a full-format catalogue, containing a key essay by Dr Darren Jorgenson from the University of Western Australia. Jorgenson approaches the work between the natural and the synthetic, a site where chemicals enter the body and react with the cellular. He sees these works as products of both chemistry and biology, in a world post-natural.

Green is reimagining the world too. With a heady mix of biology and chemistry, he configures works that allude to the relationship of cellular to molecular states. Like all of us, he knows all too much about the way the physical world works, about the problem of being immersed in a scientific era that has no limit, and that is interested in transforming everything from the fabric of the universe to the molecules of the body." - Darren Jorgenson, 2016.

Miik Green works in this paradoxical space, set between two extremes in which the work evolves from; sites of conflict and tension, where the cellular mitosis might also be seen as pathogenic replication. Lustrous surfaces and colours evolve in this process, repelling and encapsulating this tension and conflict, set in a limbo-like state.

“Green's subject is what comes after nature, its opaque shapes alluding to the end of our capacity to see nature at all." - Darren Jorgenson, 2016.

Learn more about Miik Green's artistic processes in ART ON THE MOVE's interview with the artist.

ITINERARY


2018

February 8 – March 25, 2018 Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, Wanneroo WA
December 15, 2017 - January 28, 2018 ArtGeo Cultural Complex, Busselton WA

2017
September 7 – November 5, 2017 Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury WA
May 22 – June 17, 2017 Katanning Gallery, Katanning WA
March 23 – May 6, 2017 Carnarvon Library and Gallery, Carnarvon WA
January 20 – March 10, 2017 Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie WA

2016
December 6 – December 9, 2016 Showcase Gallery, North Metropolitan TAFE, Northbridge WA

EXHIBITION DETAILS


ARTIST
Miik Green

MEDIUM
2D, mixed media and video projection

INSTALLATION
6 large scale artworks; video projection (projector and media player provided)
20 - 35 running metres

LEARNING CENTRE
Education resource (includes teachers notes, curriculum and ideas, glossary of terms, primary and secondary gallery questions)
Free education and public programs (includes public events, artist talks incursion and excursion with schools, discounted ARTBUS, sponsored by Healthway to promote the Smarter than Smoking message)

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT*
Art meets science experimentation activity with oils

MARKETING
Media on the Move Kit (includes e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)

INTERPRETATION MATERIALS

Exhibition, ART ON THE MOVE and Healthway panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)
Short video - Interview with the artist, giving an insight into his process of working

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES*
Working with touring exhibitions; Handling artworks; Installation of 2D and 3D artworks; Exhibition lighting; AV installation

TOUR DURATION
December 2016 - December 2018
Available WA and interstate

COST SHARE
WA $3,025 (inc gst)
Interstate to be advised

CRATES
2 crates, totalling 12.3 cubic metres; exhibition delivered

*Extra cost involved