18 May - 18 June 2016
Jordan Marani makes darkly humourous work involving personal narratives, cynical 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. Plonk includes a major series of 26 bottle paintings comprising an 'A to Z' of drinking and a series of paintings inspired by pub doors.
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, Shepparton Art Museum, 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. Jordan's first job at 15 was at the Notting Hill Hotel before he went on to attend Prahran College and a series of early art and pub jobs including at The Corner Hotel, The Great Britain Hotel, Tankerville Arms Bottle Shop, San Remo Bottle Shops and the Tok H Bottle Shop. He recently published his first book of photography, EGGS.