Coming soon – the third iteration of -nano.
A concept of relative simplicity, nano- 1.2 invited artists to zoom in, scale down, shrink, condense, encapsulate and compact; submitting works no larger than 20 x 20 cm (framing inclusive). The exhibition is an opportunity to play with scale, to explore what effects it has for both artist and viewer, and what new parameters it may set for the curator and the gallery space.
Smaller works immediately require and create a greater intimacy with the viewer, compelling us to come closer, look closer, stay longer. While large, expansive works keep us at a distance, smaller works activate interiority and introspection. They require a sharper focus, a keener gaze, a lingering attention. Playing into our fascination with the miniature, small works conjure whimsy, a sense of the magical, a playfulness. But profundity need not be reserved only for the grandiose, and by requiring an economy of expression from the artist, smaller works are also often surprisingly affecting and impactful.
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.
In seven days time Barnard will open Mary Corrigall’s curatorial exploration into the effervescent theme of Romanticism, evinced by artists based predominantly in Cape Town. It brings together a new and established generation of painters preoccupied with the area where nature, science and the sublime converge under the banner of a title referring to a movement that dates back to the late 18th century. Works by Barnard artists – Alexia Vogel, Sarah Biggs and Robyn Penn will be joined by those produced by Heidi Fourie, Ronél de Jager, Rosie Mudge and Marcus Neustetter. Be sure to join us from 18:30 onwards.
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.
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Barnard Gallery Publishing is pleased to present its sixth title Sarah Biggs: Waiting for Rain. Please join us and the artist for the launch of this signed and limited edition publication as well as to view her second solo exhibition Waiting for Rain before it closes on Tuesday 18 July, 2017.
In the work of Biggs the intersections of subjectivity and objectivity, figure and environ- ment, self and other are examined and played out in virtuosic manipulations of luminous oils. The artist’s highly successful debut exhibition Further afield, presented by Barnard Gallery in October 2015, officially introduced viewers to what has proved to be an enduring interest for the artist: the notion of “the field”, and all that it implies – research, observation, the natural en- vironment, taxonomy and exploration. In her depictions of various professionals and research- ers in their natural environment, Biggs inquires into and makes tangible the state of openness and receptivity that underscores all modes of enquiry. Her paintings are records of the record keepers, observations of the observers, bringing the often disparate fields of science and art into a repartee that is both playful and considered. The exhibition runs until 18th of July 2017.