At Sutton Gallery in October 2013, Danny Storm will present Aleks Danko’s new exhibition …from The Museum of (con)Temporary Mischief. Danny’s other guests will include Louise de le Prolétariat, Joseph OnlyOneBroom Unkouth, Jenny What’sOn?, and Sylvie Furry-Tempting. There will also be more ‘pointless’ portraits, including one of the celebrity artist, JustCallMeDell …The Pineappleman … and, some wonderful ‘disinclined’ and ‘disenchanted’ floor work on the lino.
And just to let you know, Danny Storm is a top-shelf kind of guy. He loves to lubricate and penetrate, and has a particular charm when it comes to using masking tape, polystyrene, and black goo. He is there for all of us. Everyday. As we open the studio door and turn on the lights, he goes right to work. ‘Alter another ego’ that’s his motto!
Aleks Danko’s prolific career spans over forty years and has seen him work in a range of media — from installation and performance art to public commissions. Over the past decade Danko has created a body of work which interrogates the social, political and cultural landscape of Australia and beyond; often achieved with a strong measure of satirical humour.
His practice has attracted significant critical attention and has seen Danko curated into numerous prestigious national and international exhibitions, including: VOLUME ONE: MCA COLLECTION, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2012; New Contemporary Galleries: John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2011; Born to Concrete: The Heide Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2011; The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, 17th Biennale of Sydney, 2010; Mortality, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2010; Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art/ Queensland Art, 2008-2009; Experimenta: Under the Radar, Foundation for Art and Technology, Liverpool and Institute of Contemporary Art, 2006; DMZ, Seoul, 2005; International 04, Liverpool Biennial, 2004; Clemenger Award of Contemporary Art, The Ian Potter Center: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2003; Journey to Now: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2003; Meridian, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2002; Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002, The Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria, 2002; and Australian Perspecta 99: Art and Politics, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1999. Danko has exhibited with Sutton Gallery since 1993.Artist’s profile