Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presents new work by Brook Andrew in This Year. This immersive exhibition originates from a series of collages Brook made recently from an extensive archive in his Melbourne studio. In frantic actions of cutting and pasting, the artist combines disparate elements of printed matter, from contemporary newspaper headlines, fashion magazines and mid-century comic books to historical anthropological texts and an original edition of engravings from the complete works of British satirist William Hogarth (c.1860).
The juxtaposition of contemporary sources with the historical, and the popular with the academic, reveals the ways in which the media and visual culture continue to nurture obsessions with capital, race and catastrophe and influence modes of being that sway from hope and joy to ignorance and despair. Brook embeds his own practice in collaboration and This Year is no exception; he has worked along-side long-time collaborators Trent Walter, Mark Chapman, Stewart Russell, Danica Miller and Sandra Barnard.
The gallery is open and adhering to social distancing measures.
The exhibition can also be viewed online. View the exhibition here.