The first in what will be an ongoing series of different projects by guest curators, ‘New Romantics’ curated by well-known writer and critic Mary Corrigall explores the thematics of romanticism through the lens of contemporary emerging artists based in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The exhibition opened on January 30 and will close on March 06.
Barnard will be participating in the sixth edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF) from Friday 16 – 18 February 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
This curated presentation will include new works by Richard Mudariki, Lien Botha, Tom Cullberg, Alex Emsley, Ryan Hewett, Sarah Biggs, MJ Lourens, Virginia MacKenny, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Katherine Spindler, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Robyn Penn & Alexia Vogel.
Please find us at Booth B5.
Showcasing signature works by the gallery’s stable alongside works by invited artists this exhibition reviews examples of highlights from the past year while introducing examples of exciting collaborations planned for 2018.
Barnard Collective includes works by Alexia Vogel, Sarah Biggs, Lien Botha, Hugh Byrne, Tom Cullberg, Alex Emsley, Ryan Hewett, MJ Lourens, Virginia MacKenny, Richard Mudariki, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Robyn Penn, Katherine Spindler, Alastair Whitton and Jaco van Schalkwyk. The exhibition will run through to 23 January, 2018.
Showcasing signature works by the gallery’s stable along side works by invited artists this exhibition reviews examples of highlights from the past year while introducing examples of exciting collaborations planned for 2018.
Barnard Collective includes works by Alexia Vogel, Sarah Biggs, Lien Botha, Hugh Byrne, Tom Cullberg, Alex Emsley, Ryan Hewett, MJ Lourens, Virginia MacKenny, Richard Mudariki, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Robyn Penn, Katherine Spindler, Alastair Whitton and Jaco van Schalkwyk. The show will open to the public from 6 December running through 23 January, 2018.
Barnard is pleased to announce its participation in AKAA at Carreu du Temple showcasing a presentation of new paintings by Ryan Hewett, Alexia Vogel, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Sarah Biggs, MJ Lourens, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Robyn Penn, Katherine Spindler and photographs by Lien Botha and Alastair Whitton.
Barnard looks forward to welcoming and connecting with you to Booth C3.
Since 2013 Barnard Publishing has been active within the galleries’ parameters and to date has editioned 7 books. This initiative aims to further explore and support the work and careers of the gallery’s stable of artists through the medium of the book. These limited edition (100 copies only) and signed publications are an extension of the collaboration between gallery and artist and provide relevance and criticality to emerging and established practitioners alike. To date publications by Lien Botha, Ryan Hewett, Alexia Vogel and Sarah Biggs have been added to the collection of the Thomas J Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as well as the University of Cape Town (UCT) special collection amongst others.
Barnard has just launched its most recent publication, Katherine Spindler TO HOLD TIME. This new book features essays by Dominique Edwards and Nina Liebenberg with an introduction by Charis de Kock. It is now available at the gallery.
2017 marks the first year that Barnard will be participating in the Parisian Art Fair entitled, Also Known As Africa (AKAA). This fair will be taking place from 10 – 12 November at Carreu du Temple, Paris, France. The Gallery’s presentation will focus on the exploration and investigation of paint and the treatment of the photographic medium within a South African context. New paintings by Alexia Vogel, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Sarah Biggs, MJ Lourens, Robyn Penn, Katherine Spindler and Ryan Hewett will be on show as well as photographs by Alastair Whitton and Lien Botha. Find us at Booth C3.
For more information regarding AKAA please click here.
Barnard Gallery Publishing is pleased to present its eighth title Katherine Spindler: TO HOLD TIME. Please join us and the artist on Saturday 21 October 2017 between 10 am and 12 noon for the launch of this signed and limited edition publication as well as to view her third solo exhibition TO HOLD TIME which closes on Tuesday 24 October 2017.
Barnard Gallery Publishing is an initiative aiming to further explore, support and promote the work and careers of the gallery’s stable of artists through the medium of the book. These publications are not catalogues of an exhibition, nor are they monographs; rather they are an extension or expression of the artist’s output in a different form i.e similar to that of an ‘artist’s book’. These signed and limited edition publications are both ‘book’ and ‘art object’ and are by nature ‘collectibles’.
Katherine Spindler’s artistic process is essentially one guided by intuition before and above concept. As such, it is difficult, and perhaps inappropriate, to attempt to describe an overarching impetus for this new collection of work, entitled TO HOLD TIME. The very title indicates an impossible act, which is nevertheless ubiquitously attempted, in the ways we continually endeavour to contain and explain time, to endow it with meaning and parameters, to master it, direct it.
Spindler’s consideration of time is one played out on a personal, empathetic and phenomenological scale rather than one concerned with objective or scientific measuring. Time becomes a question of our ways of being, of understanding, of navigating. The artist looks to how we navigate life through gesture, ritual, routine and rhythm. Fragmentary gestures are made monumental, while monuments – such as Spindler’s reoccurring lighthouse – are rendered fragmentary and diaphanous.
The relationship and interaction between fragment and whole is thus core to this body of work. It is especially evident in the large scale assemblages which re-enact a mechanism essential to Spindler’s practice – a meditative act of collecting, arranging and rearranging images, texts and objects in a constant engagement with the ways in which meaning can be framed, reframed, and disordered. This relationship between fragment and whole in turn contains within it tensions between knowledge and instinct, containment and release, empathy and scrutiny. It is through quiet intuition that Spindler navigates these tensions, and it is through this same intuition that the viewer should seek to be guided through the works collected here.
The exhibition runs until the 24th October 2017.