Johan Myburg reviewed Mj Lourens’ exhibition ‘In Situ’, currently showing at Lizamore & Associates until the 27th of May. To read the full review, please click here.
Barnard Gallery is proud to launch Alexia Vogel’s signed and limited edition publication this Saturday, 6 May 2017, between 10 am and 2 pm. Please join us and the artist for the launch at the gallery and view her second solo exhibition Along the Way, before it closes on Tuesday, 9th of May 2017.
Alexia Vogel’s greatly anticipated and highly celebrated second solo exhibition Along the way is currently on show and will conclude May 9. In this new body of work, the artist continues and extends her exploration of subjectivity and place through a more in depth exploration of the notion of wanderlust and journey. Part of this consideration of journey and passage is an engagement with and confrontation of fear and the unknown. This engagement extends Vogel’s practice further into the realm of the sublime, most strikingly evident in her Wave series, an extensive project charged with the ocean’s connotations of flux, fear and the unknown. The exhibition will be open for viewing on Thursday April 27 (Freedom Day) as well as Friday April 28.
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
Barnard Gallery is proud to announce that Lien Botha has been awarded the Eugène Marais prize for literature for her debut novel Wonderboom. Her related solo exhibition of photographs was presented by Barnard Gallery at Somerset House in London during the 2016 edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair. For more on this project, including details of available works, please refer to the artist’s page on our website or alternatively contact the gallery.
Barnard Gallery is pleased to announce a forthcoming group exhibition entitled Fluid: Perspectives in Paint. The exhibition, highlighting paintings’ enduring role in contemporary art practice, will explore aspects of medium and method, concept and construction in the work of selected South African painters. The exhibition will open on the 17th of May and will run until the 6th of June.
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.
Ryan Hewett’s solo exhibition, Once Were Leaders will run until 4 April. While Ryan Hewett has become known for his abstracted paintings of figures, his images have never simply been exercises in service of likeness or identity. Rather, his paintings have always functioned as a deeply personal articulation of self examination, a record of an intuitive and introspective process facilitated by the tactility, viscosity and movement of paint. Nevertheless, it is undeniable that what has been consistently arresting in Hewett’s work is his remarkable ability to capture the ineffable nature of persona and subjectivity in the figures he depicts. Indeed, it is this tension between self and other, artist and subject, which continuously charges Hewett’s work with energy and intrigue, activated by the physicality of his bold impasto.
Barnard Gallery is pleased to present Alexia Vogel’s second solo exhibition, Along the Way, opening on Wednesday 12th of April 2017.
Along the Way sees Vogel emphasising and extending the themes of wanderlust and journey present in her first solo exhibition, Lost in Reverie. In this new body of work,Vogel meditates on the notion of passage and transition, while engaging with elements of fear and the sublime in immersive canvases and vivid works on paper.
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.