Robyn Penn in collaboration with master printer Jillian Ross and David Krut Workshop presents ‘the making’ of the artist’s series of work The Map is not the territory. The exhibition will be accompanied by workshop demonstrations of the print process alongside working drawings, colour swatches and test plates at David Krut’s Arts-on-Main venue. The exhibition opens on 15 July at 2pm.
The group exhibition Fluid: Perspectives In Paint highlights paintings’ enduring role in contemporary art practice and explores aspects of medium and method, concept and construction in the work of selected South African painters, including amongst others, Robyn Penn, Anton Karstel, Cathy Layzell, Colijn Strydom, Gina Heyer, Katherine Spindler And Richard Mudariki. The exhibition will run until 13th of June 2017.
For those who may have missed Robyn Penn’s recent interview in VISI, please click here.
Following her successful solo show Paradise Lost at Barnard Gallery in January of this year, Robyn Penn has continued to push the boundaries of her own practice in recent work. Preoccupied with the crisis of climate change, Penn’s work sees the image of the cloud act as a reoccurring reference to environmental debates as well as a symbol for an uncertainty and unease that is both global and personal. Influenced by Romanticism, her meditative renderings of the cloud across media also explore the opposing feelings of intense anxiety and acute wonder that characterise the Sublime.
To view a catalogue featuring a selection of available work by Robyn Penn, please click here.
Work by Robyn Penn is included in the exhibition Natural Selection, curated by Jeanne-Maré du Bois. The exhibition contemplates the under-appreciated aspects of our environment that, through development and urbanization, are removed from our immediate experiences. The collection of work is an intimate offering capturing moments lost to death, decay, or simply human ignorance. Participating artists include Hanrie Coetzee, Willie Schlecter, Marinda Combrinck, Landi Raubenheimer en Shannin Antonopoulo. The exhibition, in association with ABSA, will run from the 7th – 16th of April at the KKNK.