Andy Petrusevics is an Adelaide based contemporary visual artist who has practiced since 1984. He exhibited in The Adelaide Biennial of Art in 2009 and whose work "ethink and Laminex Maleviches", a performance art video with 14 people and installation, was aquired by the AGSA. Andy has exhibited and performed in The Adelaide Fringe 1984 - 2019, in 2017 he was a co-presenter in The Adelaide Festival of Ideas and created new work for the fledgling Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2007. Andy has exhibited across Australia and in Japan. He has worked in television production at ABCTV in Adelaide for 14 years, lecturered at tertiary level at UNISA and TafeSA and worked in allied arts production industries. In 2020 his conceptual art mini series "The Age of e" screened on Adelaide C44 and will soon come to Melbournes C31. Andy is an Creative Associate at South West Contemporary at 205 Sturt St Adelaide, Directed by Craige Andrae, where Andy curated Project 7 "The Video Show" in 2020 and exhibited a solo exhibition in Project 3 "Dissonant Nation" in 2019 and the group show Project 12 "The Producers" in 2022.
Chris Reynolds is a Melbourne based artist, formerly of Adelaide. He had a first phase of creative practice in the 1980's & 90's, often collaborating with Andrew Petrusevics in performance and installation work. During this time he mainly worked with kinetic machines that explored and exhibited aspects of the human psyche. This 1st phase culminated with the public artwork 'a history apparatus', which stands on the cnr of Russell & Bouke Street's in central Melbourne. He then worked for 20 years in the art/mental health field. Since 2015, he has had the opportunity to re-engage with his own creative practice, in the form of painting, sculpture, and performance. This second, and likely final phase, is quite different to the first. As a re-emerging artist, not everything is possible, thoughts and ideas have to be curated for possible realisation, a kind of pre-curatorial curating. This exhibition represents the first result of this.
'I am attempting to give form to the devices, machinery, and paraphernalia we encounter as we navigate our way across the palaestra of lived experience.'