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.
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.
We are pleased to announce that MJ Lourens will be participating in a group mixed media exhibition around the theme of drought entitled Droogte – Drought – Imbalela – Isomiso – Komelelo – Dyandza Gomelelo – Komello Somiso Khuru.
The exhibition opens this Friday 25 August at the Artvark Gallery in Kalk Bay, Cape Town and closes on Sunday 8 October 2017.
Drought and extreme weather is considered a climate change pattern in this new planetary epoch we now call the Anthropocene. This term officially came into use to describe the current geological age in August 2016.
The scale and far-reaching consequences of the current drought in Cape Town can at times be difficult to imagine. This exhibition explores how art can be a tool to explore some of the complexities of these new planetary realities such as drought. With work from over 35 artists this exhibition will have a particularly South African approach.
In association with Barnard Gallery, Lizamore & Associates in Johannesburg will present MJ Lourens’ solo exhibition, In Situ from 4 – 27 May. Originally from Gauteng, but now based in Cape Town, it has been almost six years since the artist last showed his work in Johannesburg and his forthcoming show is keenly anticipated. Referring to the In Situ project the artist notes, “The memory of the highveld is as ingrained in me as the accent I have when speaking. I use the language of these memories when painting and I return to the wide, gold-strewn swathes of the highveld in my work”. For a catalogue of works that will feature in the exhibition please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
MJ Lourens is in the final stages of preparation for his upcoming Johannesburg solo exhibition at Lizamore & Associates. This project, a collaboration between the artist, Barnard Gallery and Lizamore & Associates follows on from his 2016 solo show entitled ‘Proximity by Proxy’ at Barnard Gallery in Cape Town.
Barnard Gallery will be participating in the 2017 Cape Town Art Fair, which runs from the 17th to the 19th of February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Artists represented will include Ryan Hewett, Sarah Biggs, Alexia Vogel, Alex Emsley, Robyn Penn, MJ Lourens, Katherine Spindler and Jaco van Schalkwyk. Find us at booth B3.
Following his successful solo show Proximity by Proxy at Barnard Gallery in May of this year, MJ Lourens has continued to push the boundaries of his own practice in recent work. Influenced by Surrealism, and particularly the techniques of Max Ernst, these new abstract works present an intriguing new direction for the artist in style and content while still retaining Lourens’ signature mood. Examples of these recent works are currently featured in Johans Borman Fine Art’s exhibitionMasterpiece which runs until the 15th of October.
To view a catalogue featuring a selection of recent work by MJ Lourens, please click here.