to Aug 27

The Forgotten - a group exhibition

The Forgotten, a printmaking exhibition curated by Teresa Lizamore, takes its cue from the untold – and often forgotten –narratives of many individuals embedded in South Africa’s complex history. This exhibition challenges artists to interrogate individual histories with their unique narratives within a South African context. The Forgotten asks of participating artists to act as the authors of these untold narratives that attemp to unhinge the singular narrative which history may present

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Critical Mass by Louis Olivier
to Nov 21

Critical Mass by Louis Olivier

In Critical Mass, Olivier works in various media such as sculpture, drawing and installations. Using cardboard to sculpt with, Olivier intuitively creates forms and figures. He sees his position as an artist as that of a dragoman, an interpreter of the formless and the invisible, facilitating communication between the soul and matter. It is this process that contributes to his choice in materials. The present – which is what he focuses on - requires an immediate response, an expeditious choice of materials.

The artist operates with a strong sense of ubiety which becomes evident when he surrenders to making. Olivier analyzes and interprets clues given by the forms he’s interacting with. He sees and then only understands what the figure tries to convey. Then he adds and bends in order to comply with what the shape needs.  This cyclical interaction between the artist’s eye and his response to what he sees, is repeated until the completion of this process where form leads the concept and not vice versa. And then finally the form exists, animated and alive. 

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