Work > ( beneath )

the beneath-ness of things -
how forms stretch&bend,
weightlessness&weight,
suspension.

( a soft touch to that which is hard )

p l i a b i l i t y ;

new ways of considering ourselves in
relation to the s p a c e that surrounds us,

forging
open ings
in the face of endless fencing -

way UP
at the bottom
where the richness resides.

Outward
Acrylic & Ink on Arches Paper
56 x 76 cm
2017
Inward
Acrylic on Arches Paper
56 x 76 cm
2017
painting by miatta kawinzi
Acrylic & Soil on Arches Paper
56 x 76 cm
2017
painting by miatta kawinzi
Acrylic, Ink & Pastel on Arches Paper
56 x 76 cm
2017
Woman King
Acrylic, Ink, Soil & Lace on Arches Paper
56 x 76 cm
2017
Hol(e)d
Soil on Fabric
94 x 97 cm
2017
Roots In The Sky
Copper Wire on Wall
Dimensions Variable
2017
An Opening
Copper Wire on Wall & Floor
Dimensions Variable
2017
An Opening (alternate view)
Copper Wire on Wall & Floor
Dimensions Variable
2017
sculpture by miatta kawinzi
Copper Wire on Wall & Floor
Dimensions Variable
2017
An Opening (detail)
Copper Wire on Wall & Floor
Dimensions Variable
2017
Soft Is Strong
Copper Wire, Lace, Soil
Dimensions Variable
2017
Entangled
Copper Wire on Wall, Pole & Floor
Dimensions Variable
2017
How Da Light Gets In
Acrylic, Ink & Pastel on Fabriano Paper
286 x 136 cm
2017
beneath Video Installation
HD Color Video & Sound on Loop, Raffia, Paper, Soil
Dimensions Variable
2017
beneath Video Installation
HD Color Video & Sound on Loop, Raffia, Paper, Soil
Dimensions Variable
2017

( beneath )
Solo exhibition at the Bag Factory Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2 - 11 August, 2017

Created during my visiting artist residency at the Bag Factory, this work explores the regulation of space. It engages ideas surrounding that which rests beneath the surface and the physical, conceptual, and societal resonances of this notion. Here I am considering the ways in which the "below" can be a rich site of possibility; a place from which to newly consider internal, external and outer space.

This exhibition was partially funded by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.


Exhibition documentation by Anthea Pokroy.