Catalogue excerpt- With his latest installation Tasmanian artist Jacob Leary has jumped head first down the rabbit hole. Like the bedazzled travellers in Jules Verne’s Journey, The Object Compendium presents us with a rich seam of riotous colour and scintillation. Little mountains of shiny paper and valleys of mossy plastic, each scattered with equally plastic springtime buds, offer up a kitsch treasure trove of sparkling, opalescent bling. These distorted, dreamt up landscapes replace nature’s fecundity with a ceaseless outpouring of tiny man-made objects. In his collaborative video work with fellow artist Ariel Ruby, Leary extends his enquiry into the darker depths and complexity of systems, questioning the state of flux and transmutation that occurs there.