Noodles for Tony will transition into an expanded-length, full colour work titled Curry for Chas this week at TWFAX2, 300 George St in Brisbane City.
Building upon the constructivist expressionism of Noodles, Curry for Chas will suspend Japanese-inflected marks into a saturated color palette referencing signage found in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where expatriate Sheridan traveled with his father Chas in 2009. Chas, not a fan of curry, was on a Quixotic quest to find a hamburger while in India; in retaliation, Sheridan threatened a breakfast of sushi and beer during an expected 16 hour layover in Japan thwarted by Chas' airline's last-minute schedule change. Curry for Chas explores power dynamics of that conversation using the abstract visual language of painting-in-motion.
Sheridan's summer of 2018 was bookended by the passing of Bourdain in June and Chas in September, which interrupted Sheridan's production of the work for the W Hotel. Sheridan's latest works aim to make something beautiful from conflicted feelings of loss and memory in a travel context dear to all three men involved in the work.