16 May - 3 June 2023
Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley presents two concurrent solo exhibitions by artists Margaret McIntosh and Susie Choi from 16th May 2023.
Margaret McIntosh is a Melbourne based artist whose work explores the narrative of the everyday. McIntosh likes being inside other people’s houses and having a look at their things. The allure of being privy to displays of prized belongings and glimpses into the settings of their daily lives.
‘Gravel Rash’ explores the effect that objects and place have on us. Across and between different landscapes we use particular associations to form connections. ‘When moving through the suburbs, however, there is a tension in the way the familiarity and repetition of banality both repels and draws us in’, says McIntosh.
Susie Choi is a Sydney-based contemporary artist who works across ceramics, sculpture and installation and is guided by ideas that confound and amuse her. The sources of inspiration for her work stem mainly from childhood including toys and playgrounds, the material culture of South Korea, and elements of Australian popular culture.
‘Island of Misfit Buoys’ is a place where colours are primary, and materials are 'confused’ says Susie Choi. ‘Inflatables that might have floated their way through an Australian Summer have been rendered into hard and fragile ceramic and submerged in soft colours from the palette of Korean traditional dress’.
As someone born in Australia with limited proficiency in her heritage language, this work playfully considers the different places her family is from through visual and tactile means.
The exhibitions are showing at Mitchell Fine Art, 86 Arthur Street in Fortitude Valley from 16th May – 3rd June 2023.
An Opening Night will be held on Thursday 18th May from 6 – 8pm with the artists in attendance. All events are free. The opening night is part of the Brisbane Art and Design (BAD) Northside up late weekend. Art lovers can sign up to the gallery's mailing list via the website to receive information on exhibitions and events or follow the gallery on Facebook and Instagram.
To view or purchase artworks online visit www.mitchellfineartgallery.com
To enquire please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ph 07 3254 2297.