Jordan Marani

03/11/2016 - 15/01/2017
08:00 am - 05:00 pm

Jordan Marani makes darkly humourous work involving personal narratives, wry observations of the human condition and an exploration of loss and the past. Through painting and sculpture employing bright colour, humour and word play, he explores the funny side of the dark side. His text works blend lowbrow culture with high art, and are drawn from the ugly vernacular of Australian politics and the pub.

Jordan divides his time between Melbourne and Buangor, a small town close to Ararat. His exhibition at Ararat Regonal Art Gallery features works from his early career, alongside recent works and new works that respond to the character of the local area.

From 2008-2011 Jordan was co-founder and director of Hell Gallery. His work has been exhibited at Tate Modern, the National Gallery of Victoria, Static Gallery Liverpool, Switchback Gallery, 200 Gertrude Street, Daine Singer, Neon Parc, Utopian Slumps, Ryan Renshaw, Ray Hughes Gallery, Powell Street Gallery and at ARIs including Death Be Kind, Inflight, Seventh, and West Space. He recently published his first book, EGGS, which launched at the Melbourne Art Book Fair at the National Gallery of Victoria.  He is represented by Daine Singer.
 
 
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Jordan Marani
BULLSHIT, 2016
enamel, acrylic, varnish, pencil, on marine ply
140 x 60 cm
Courtesy Daine Singer