Overview, Images
SRMG (Michael Graeve & Steven Rendall), Clarity & Mud, 2023. Courtesy the artist.

Clarity & Mud

Steven Rendall, Michael Graeve

16 Aug–9 Sep 2023

We also use items extracted from a list of sub proposals to structure the exhibition (akin to an employee's performance plan). This involves also combinations of paintings (dated 1989-2023)... also play and seriousness in relation to status, institution and practice.

These look like concepts:

3. The exhibition will function to disambiguate process from concept.

31. Include another person (NC). Rate out of 10. PS.Thank you Vittoria Di Stefano. 9/10.

33. Disambiguate this list.

34. Is this a diagram of slops and slimes of painting?

35. Is this a tabularisation of clarity vs mud?

20. We have a SharePoint document to refer to for reference...

21. ...

25. Use ‘tonal shifts’ to create new possibilities – ie: the discrepancy between Sarah Jessica Parker’s Born Lovely perfume (2018) and Francis Bacon's The New Atlantis (unfinished, published 1626).

These look like processes:

19a. As part of the performance review, we audit the space for moisture with Michael’s Crommelin® Moisture Meter. [Pending, work in progress.]

19b. This meter has 2 metal pins that leave small teeth marks that can be used as starting points for further decisions. [Underdeveloped.]

24. There will be a naughty painting standing in the corner. [Redact the word naughty.]

26. Make Michael’s paintings funnier.

27. Make a pact with Black Sabbath (the 1970s incarnation) (this should have been item 13, but the document renumbered the list).

28. Paintings are pseudo people – can we prove this

29. Looking at paintings the wrong way is better than the correct way – prove

32. Include non paintings (silver tarpaulins)


Clarity & Mud roomsheet
Onsite, Exhibition
Opening Event: 17 Aug 2023, 8am–10am
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Room 14, Level 7, 37 Swanston Street

Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

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