Like Mike is a celebration taking place across five galleries in Melbourne, each venue loosely reflecting an artistic period of Brown’s oeuvre, operating in parallel to the current exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art, The Sometimes Chaotic World of Mike Brown. Galleries include Linden Centre For Contemporary Art, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Neon Parc, Sarah Scout and Utopian Slumps.
This exhibition pays homage to Mike Brown, his energy and restlessness, his use of materials and his intuitive processes. From periods of pornographic collage, political satire and commentary, Mike Brown challenged art audiences with his anything goes approach to art making and exhibition.
The artists selected for this exhibition have in some way been influenced by Mike or are working in a similar mode. The exhibition at Utopian Slumps focuses on abstraction.