Opening tonight at Gerard Sekoto Gallery, Johannesburg

Jaco van Schalkwyk: -arium

Jaco van Schalkwyk: -arium
14 June - 6 July 2019

Opening reception 13 June at 18:00 with guest speaker Prof Karen van Veh

Alliance Française, Johannesburg in collaboration with Barnard Gallery, Cape Town is pleased to present -arium, a solo exhibition by award winning artist Jaco van Schalkwyk.
Jaco van Schalkwyk’s ever-evolving exploration of the photorealist technique may be seen to indicate a preoccupation with illusionism – a constant attempt to seamlessly capture reality in paint, to achieve perfection in surface, to master the representation of space and light. But this painterly hyperrealism points to an investigation which functions beyond illusionism, one fascinated with and attuned to the processes of rep­resentation itself. In -arium,this consideration of the modes and constructions of representation finds its most complex and multi-faceted expression yet. Through the use of various media – paint­ing, sculpture, installation, assemblage and film – van Schalkwyk considers questions of representation both in the artistic endeavour and in the everyday ways we construct and mediate realities around ourselves, our environment and our encounters with the ‘other’.

Gerard Sekoto Gallery
At the Alliance Française of Johannesburg
Corner Kerry Road and Lower Park Drive, Parkview

June 13, 2019