I am delighted to inform you that I am participating alongside some amazing artists in a group exhibition titled: “Yarn” which opened on Sunday the 21st at IS Art in Franschoek, Western Cape, South Africa. If you missed the opening, don’t despair, the exhibition runs until the 11th of November 2018.
and for those who cannot make it to South Africa to see the show, here is some more images of my work for this exhibition:
and since I could not attend the opening as well…I hope to share some installation images as soon as I receive them from the gallery…but until then…
Feel free to contact the gallery directly for more information:
IS ART at 11 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa, 7690
021 876 2071
*photographs of my work courtesy of Kleinjan Groenewald
Fried Contemporary is proud to present a group exhibition curated by Dr. Johan Thom opening Thursday 30 August from 6pm-8pm.
Black Humour is meant to refer to idea of ‘Black Humour’ both formally and conceptually. In our contemporary South African context the term ‘Black Humour’ may be read politically too – even as the concept continues to make reference to the darker side of humour generally. In this way notions of humour and blackness may simultaneously be explored as a formal property of things, paint on a canvas, a traumatic situation, and conceptually as a signifier of race, sex, death, the unknown, the macabre and the laughable.
The resulting tension serves for a highly charged situation where politics, the (inter)personal and the practice of art-making all stand precariously balanced on edge. It is here where humour may cheekily intervene, deflating pretensions and momentarily leveling the playing field by introducing the unexpected, the as yet unthought possibility.
The entire exhibition is conceived as an installation in which artworks exploring different aspects of the concept of ‘black humour’ will be placed together in order to generate a dynamic spatial and conceptual dialogue. Artists forming part of the exhibition include:
Bumba & Andre . Cazlynne Peffer . Conrad Botes . Cow Mash
Dylan Graham . Hannalie Taute . Johan Thom . Raimi Gbadamosi
Ricky Burnett . Shenaz Mahomed . Vusi Beauchamp
A group of South-African Artists from conceptual Art, Design and Craft disciplines were invited to exhibit together. The exhibition explores instances where the boundaries between art, design and craft flow into one another. It focuses on artists who reinvent traditional techniques of “crafts” like embroidery, bead-work, weaving, carpentry and paper cutting. It also explores the meaning and importance of craftsmanship in contemporary art practices.
In the piece titled: “Safe”
the rubber canvas consists of tiny hexagon rubber shapes which were stitched together by hand to form the basis of this work.
In the piece above “I’ll be watching you” you’ll notice that once piece of a big tractor inner tube were used;
and in the piece below “Don’t make waves”, rubber squares were stitched together with an industrial sewing machine to form the ‘rubber-canvas’
Anyway, so if you are in the Bloemfontein area, feel free to pop in at the Flux group exhibition xxx
Lets start this week with some installation views from the group exhibition: Bank 001 Emerging Contemporaries currently on show at In Toto gallery in Johannesburg.
If you’d like to receive a PDF catalogue, or would like to receive more information, feel free to pop an email to :
The exhibition runs until 30 March, so if you are in the area, feel free to pay them a visit.
Photographs: courtesy of the gallery.
Wishing you a great week. xxx