Interlude: Tom Cullberg

with special guest Guy Simpson


Tom Cullberg with special guest Guy Simpson

23 Feb  - 11 April 2023

Please join us for the opening on Thursday 23 February 2023, at 6 pm.
Complimentary drinks will be served.


Interludes, a series of exhibitions in the Barnard gallery's second space, adjacent to the main gallery, was introduced in 2022. Smaller in scale and scope this room allows for a more intimate and perhaps experimental engagement.

We are pleased to present an installation by Swedish South African artist Tom Cullberg, which includes a guest contribution by Cape Town painter Guy Simpson.

In this interlude, Cullberg presents an installation integrating his cabinets of paintings on a mural in his gestural abstract style. The cabinet works: You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory;and A Broken Frame, reference notions of time, movement, place and memory while exploring themes of darkness and light. Reflecting this, Guy Simpsons painted light switch on the mural acts both as a metaphor and an instrument in this transition. The mural references scribbles or newsprint- unknown text. The installation in the gallery’s smaller exhibition room evokes the form of a larger than life double page book spread, immersing the viewer in a visual narrative. We are simultaneously both onlookers and participants within an unfolding narrative. 

February 22, 2023