Listen To Mental (Radio) will feature a series of new paintings and collages from Misha Hollenbach. The exhibition extends his ongoing experimentation with mark making, moving from pared back monochromes to multilayered works with elements of colour. His paintings oscillate between refinement and chaos in a meeting of historical iconography and recurring motifs of eclipses with gestural brushstrokes. Process collides through expressive movement, with nods to vandalism, harmonised by elements of classicism and the rawness of bare canvas.
As one half of fashion and publishing label P.A.M. Hollenbach has exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include A.T.G.S., Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2013; SHITTY THE GREATEST (with Peter Sutherland), Classic, Paris, 2013; Snagliature, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2012; VENUS (double spout), Utopian Slumps at Art Fair Tokyo, 2012; Holey Hole!, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2011; Do/No/Go Nuts, Family Gallery, Los Angeles, 2011; Pink & Brown, Seems Gallery, NYC, 2010; Forewards, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2010; Snap! (with Peter Sutherland), Target Gallery, Tokyo, 2010; Reaggae (with Peter Sutherland), Utrecht Gallery, Tokyo, 2010; Hot Yoghurt, New Image Art Project Room, Los Angeles, 2009; Stool, Black & Blue, Sydney, 2009; and Indispensable Duties, Y3K, Melbourne, 2009. Group exhibitions include Figure and Ground curated by Melissa Loughnan and Jane O’Neill, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2012; Status, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, 2011; Space Invaders, National Gallery of Art, Canberra, 2010; To the road less traveled – wishing you love and happiness and curiosity forever, V1 Gallery, Denmark, 2010; Smoke Bath Slideshow, 208 E., NY, 2010; why freak? mmm’kay, Y3K, Melbourne, 2009; ONESHOT WERKSTETTE, Dronning Olgas, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009; and Batteries Not included, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 2009. Hollenbach’s work is held in the National Gallery of Australia collection, as well as various private collections in Australia and overseas.