Mish Meijers, Diego Ramirez, Scotty So, and Min Wong have created works that slowly seduce, drawing you closer before languidly revealing a deeper meaning. From utopian elements to a meditation on modernist forms with esoteric practices, these artists surprise and provoke emotions ranging from hilarity to wonder.
Meijers’ practice surrounds the conceptual or physical dichotomies of matter, whereas Ramirez uses subversive images to question identities. So is currently showing at the NGV Triennial, exploring the contradictory relationship between humour and sincerity, and Wong looks at the spiritual counterculture to embrace mysticism and alternative narratives. Together, these artists are unified by a desire to enchant and fascinate, before slowly unfolding to divulge their true intention. Often seductive, sometimes destabilising, never boring, April Fool is on at MARS Gallery until 25 April 2021.
Opening night 31 March 6 to 8pm.