30 November 2014 1 to 4pm at St Baker Studio, Mon Komo Hotel 99 Marine Pde. Redcliffe, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4020
Winzigen Ikone – Tiny Icon is a collection of small works by Adam Lewczuk that draws on the notion of nostalgic familiarity. The work aims to evoke a sense of personal association, while challenging the audience to identify the exact origin of their connection with the work.
The exhibition explores the relationship between personally inspired nostalgia and an exact point in time. This serves to remind the viewer of the significance of a past that is often romanticised, but generally rejected as no longer relevant or useful in a techno savvy environment.
In what can only be described as a post digital dichotomy, the theme of the exhibition focuses on the need for a recalibration of attention back towards what is perceived to be the “small things” that have influenced who we have become. Through the re-contextualization of redundant, expired, discarded objects, utliising antiquated methods, motifs, characters and past events the audience is encouraged to engage with the work, challenging them to place the subjects in the context of their own personal histories and past experiences.
This proposition is consistently demonstrated throughout the body of work, as inspiration is derived from the application of discarded technologies. Images of the antiquated are fused amongst a mass of hand cut stencils, zines, large scale paste-ups and stickers on a variety of found surfaces and objects to produce an elaborate collection of analogue and digital visual works that demonstrate that contemporary multimedia art can occur without high-tech machinery and methods.