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Back when we were installing his work as part of Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker at the Art Box, I mentioned that Mark Braunias had been working on a longterm project involving a creative re-imaginging of encyclopaedia imagery. The latest iteration of this work is currently on display in Anti-Groovy at Jonathan Smart Gallery, and it's definitely worth a look, or twelve.

Mark Braunias Encyclo Dimensional, installed at Jonathan Smart Gallery, 2015 (detail).

Mark Braunias Encyclo Dimensional, installed at Jonathan Smart Gallery, 2015 (detail).

Mark Braunias Encyclo Dimensional, installed at Jonathan Smart Gallery, 2015 (detail).

Mark Braunias Encyclo Dimensional, installed at Jonathan Smart Gallery, 2015 (detail).

Anti-Groovy exhibition, Jonathan Smart Gallery 12 -30 May 2015.

Anti-Groovy exhibition, Jonathan Smart Gallery 12 -30 May 2015.

As you can see, the works in the front gallery offer an astounding, eye boggling and very funny assault on the senses. But wait, there's (even) more - head out back for a terrific painting that Braunias worked up directly onto the wall. You'll need to be quick though, as the JS team will be gritting their teeth, dabbing their eyes and painting it out again after the 30th of the month...

Mark Braunias painting back room, Anti-Groovy exhibition, Jonathan Smart Gallery 12 -30 May 2015. Thanks to Jonathan Smart and Vicki Piper for these images.

Mark Braunias painting back room, Anti-Groovy exhibition, Jonathan Smart Gallery 12 -30 May 2015. Thanks to Jonathan Smart and Vicki Piper for these images.

Mark Braunias painting back room, Anti-Groovy exhibition, Jonathan Smart Gallery 12 -30 May 2015.

Mark Braunias painting back room, Anti-Groovy exhibition, Jonathan Smart Gallery 12 -30 May 2015.

Mark Braunias painting back room, Anti-Groovy exhibition, Jonathan Smart Gallery 12 -30 May 2015.

Mark Braunias painting back room, Anti-Groovy exhibition, Jonathan Smart Gallery 12 -30 May 2015.

Back room, Anti-Groovy exhibition, Jonathan Smart Gallery 12 -30 May 2015.

Back room, Anti-Groovy exhibition, Jonathan Smart Gallery 12 -30 May 2015.

Back room, Anti-Groovy exhibition, Jonathan Smart Gallery 12 -30 May 2015.

Back room, Anti-Groovy exhibition, Jonathan Smart Gallery 12 -30 May 2015.

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