Nasty Goreng


Turner Gallery, Australia. 2014
Krause Gallery,  New York, 2015


PHOTOS BY DONNA STEVENS


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Nasty goreng is a word play on an Indonesian dish (Nasi Goreng).

This collection of work is a fun spin on our view of Indonesia. We spent 2 months in a village surrounded by mountains and jungle on the island Java to learn the ancient artisan printing method known as Batik.

For 2 whole months, 10 hours a day, no days off, we worked on these pieces sitting on mini chairs in our sweat soaked clothes from the hot sweltering tropical heat. 

This travelling exhibition first landed in the shores of Australia at Turner Gallery where we built a snake temple/surf shack, complete with a palm frond roof, Indonesian food signs and rows of teeth, to house all of the eclectic paintings on found wood. 


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PROCESS VIDEO




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BATIK PIECES


These pieces were selectively chosen, even though only half the pieces turned out alright after the dye-ing process...




GALLERY VIEW


“The Snake Temple” greets you as you walk in the door a a huge mouth that swallows you into Yok & Sheryo land.