Jordan Marani’s Colourful Language

“Just because you swallowed a fucking dictionary when you were about 15, doesn’t give you the right to pour a bucket of shit over the rest of us.”

Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating (to Jim McClelland)

Gee I miss Paul Keating. Not the older recent ‘I did that, that’s my idea’ Paul Keating. The younger, hungry Paul Keating who would get wound up and go off like an out of control rocket. In Parliament. You’d watch him go, spilling forth a fury of disdain and frustration and go: ‘If that ain’t showbiz I don’t know what is!’ All hail the Banana Republic!

Art is showbiz too (though it often wishes it wasn’t). Art wants to exist in a more rarefied space, one where Opening Night doesn’t make you or break you, the audience expose their philosophy through what they like and what they don’t like and you stand round, sipping prosecco watching the show. Jordy’s audience sure likes to swear. A crew of intriguing aging rockers, ones with battle scars and bar stories aplenty, came together Saturday afternoon to watch Jordy go off like the die hard Keating fan he is.

F***, shit, hope, hell, cock, dead, dumb, piss, heap, arse, c**t, ball, bags, sick, hole, sake, sexy, bull, tail, pigs.

Four lettered expletives kept coming, slowly emerging from within a camouflage of pretty triangulated pastels. There’s a lot of ruler work and a suspicion, that beyond the disorder there’s a seeking out of rules. Order.

I don’t believe for a minute, the whispers that someone has been locking Jordy up in his studio and not letting him out till another handful of canvases are complete. It’s one possible answer to the prodigious output though: 55 new canvases in 3 months and a lot of swear words and swear word combinations. I know the real reason for all the new work though. It’s because Jordan has something to say. It ain’t all pretty.

15 October-15 November 2014

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Jordan Marani

Jordan Marani

Ben Armstrong, Sam and Nick Devlin

Ben Armstrong, Sam and Nick Devlin

Jill and Daine Singer

Jill and Daine Singer

Harry the Hairdresser and his gorgeous family

Harry the Hairdresser and his gorgeous family

Claudia and Duckjuggler

Claudia and Duckjuggler

Vera Moller and Anne Ross networking it up

Vera Moller and Anne Ross networking it up

Richard Stringer (stringball) takes a time out to recover from the profanity

Richard Stringer (Stringball) takes a time out to recover from the profanity

Say What? Jordy and Steven Rendall

Say What? Jordy and Steven Rendall

Madeline Kidd and Lulu

Madeline Kidd and Lulu

Art Babes

Art Babes

Ball bags

Ball bags

Graeme Hare

Graeme Hare

Steven, Callum, Brad and Jordy

Steven, Callum, Brad and Jordy

Inez Singer

Inez Singer

Kid papperazzi

Kid papperazzi

Leuan Weinman

Leuan Weinman

Dan 'Moisty' Moynihan chatting up Susan Jacobs

Dan ‘Moisty’ Moynihan chatting up Susan Jacobs

Hello baby girl

Hello baby girl

'Wish Wash'

‘Wish Wash’

Albin Mullner

Albin Mullner

The keyboardist

The keyboardist

Inez and Devlin and a couple of rats

Inez and Devlin and a couple of rats

Constance Zikos

Constance Zikos

Vera Moller

Vera Moller

Phillip Hunter

Phillip Hunter

David H Thomas and Elvis Richardson

David H Thomas and Elvis Richardson

Mark Gallea

Mark Gallea

Margaret and Trev

Margaret and Trev

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