Senior lecturers in the UTS School of Design Todd McMillan and Zoë Sadokierski present an exhibition that is an exploration of signs, demise and misdirection, the result of conversations between the artists while working in a shared studio.
Mcmillan's solar plate etchings of icebergs, photographed on a recent voyage to Antarctica, inspired Sadokierski's rhetorical diagrams, which interpret fictional work in a quasi-factual way.
Mcmillan responds to Nevile Shute's On The Beach (1957) and Sadokierski to George Turner's The Sea and Summer (1987) – two post-apocalyptic novels which remain alarmingly accurate in 2017.
This exhibition is the first of an ongoing collaboration; End Game Part 2: Sleep Well will be exhibited at Kensington Contemporary in August.
Todd McMillan is a photographer and time-based artist. McMillan's work is a mainstay of Australian art, with pieces currently on show at the Art Gallery of NSW. McMillan’s creative practice draws on themes of Romanticism and the sublime, challenging the viewer to observe and react to some of the most pressing issues of our time.
Dr Zoë Sadokierski is a visual communication designer with a background in commercial book design. Her research examines the evolving nature of book culture and publishing in the digital age. Sadokerski is president of the Australian Book Designers Association and has received multiple Australian Book Design Awards. Sadokierski is a regular speaker at public events such as the Sydney Writer’s Festival.
Opening reception: Thursday 18 May 6-8pm.