HUGO MICHELL GALLERY OPEN: Tony Garifalakis | David Booth [Ghostpatrol]


Hugo Michell Gallery invites you to the opening of Tony Garifalakis’ ‘Scum Suite’ and David Booth’s [Ghostpatrol] ‘Time Feeling Slippy’.
 
Through his ongoing examination of culturally ascribed forms, Tony Garifalakis knowingly engages image and text – the twin-towers of print design methodology – to shift the semantic register of ‘common’ imagery (pop culture, music, cults, fashion, craft etc) and its components. These signs and symbols present themselves as units of meaning or complicated knots of reference, and are gradually transformed via their dispersal through the frameworks of cultural production. These signs also belong to a discourse between art and design, and they both, as language, are equally destabilised by Garifalakis’ détournement, which challenges the self-mythology so critical to these social structures and the legibility of their announcements. – Damiano Bertoli
 
 
For David Booth’s [Ghostpatrol] exhibition ‘Time Feeling Slippy’, Booth states: “I’ve been building a world in my mind for a long time now. Playing around… Some curious drifting. Sometimes I feel like a well-resourced professional child when it comes to play.
 
I like to zoom right out and think about the world from a safe distance. I like looking at images that show the scale of our sun alongside the Rigel or Antares stars. It feels like scale and time travel.
 
This space is where I save my memories, it’s like a big visual catalogue.”
 
Please join us in celebrating the launch of these two exhibitions!
 
Exhibition Opening Thursday 20 May 6-8pm
Exhibition runs from: 20 May – 19 June
 
Hugo Michell Gallery acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.
Pictured: Tony Garifalakis, Scum #1, 2017-21, low viscosity screen print ink on cotton/linen blend, edition of 3, 200 x 145 cm.
 
David Booth, Time Feeling Slippy Thought Cloud, 2021, framed watercolour, 50 x 50 cm approx.