Like Mike

Curator Geoff Newton

23 May – 22 June

Sarah Scout is delighted to present Like Mike, a group exhibition featuring work by Claire Lambe, Pat Larter, Richard Larter and Nell. Curated by Geoff Newton, Like Mike is a celebration paying homage to Mike Brown, taking place across five Melbourne galleries, with each venue loosely reflecting an artistic period of Mike Brown’s ouevre. The artists assembled for this exhibition have in some way been influenced by the energy and restlessness of Mike Brown’s art, his use of materials and intuitive processes which continue to be a source of inspiration.

From periods of pornographic collage, political satire and commentary, Mike Brown challenged art audiences with his anything goes approach to art making and exhibition. Often using collage as a basis for exploration, his works from 1960-1990 are infused with a sense of compulsion to make and to see an idea come to life. Mike’s legacy reverberates in the works of younger generations who have been directly and indirectly influenced by him and who are working in a similar mode to this under-recognised Australian artist who was ahead of his time.

Like Mike, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda. Curated by Jan Duffy and Geoff Newton, with works by Fergus Binns, Trevelyan Clay and Kate Smith, Jan Lucas, Simon Pericich, Alex Selenitsch and Nick Selenitsch, and Paul Yore, 18 May – 7 July.

Like Mike, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne. Vivienne Binns, Eugene Carchesio, Nathan Gray, John Nixon, Bryan Spier and Trevor Vickers, 1–22 June.

Like Mike, Neon Parc, Melbourne. Phylida Barlow, Cecily Brown, Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley, Irene Hanenbergh, Sister Corita Kent, Viv Miller, Elizabeth Newman, Elizabeth Pulie and Noel Skrzypczak,
5–29 June.

Like Mike, Charles Nodrum Galleries, Richmond. Mike Brown plus works by Alex Vivian, Guy Benfield, Damiano Bertoli, Vivienne Binns, Matthys Gerber, Sam Martin and Lisa Radford, 6–29 June.

Pat Larter courtesy Watters Gallery, Sydney
Richard Larter courtesy Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Nell courtesy Kalimanrawlins, Melbourne and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Claire Lambe, Past Exhibitions