Mj Lourens

Land Rewoven / Land Herweef

La Motte Museum and Barnard Gallery are pleased to present Land Rewoven / Land Herweef. The exhibition comprises a considered body of work by MJ Lourens in conversation with selected paintings of JH Pierneef from La Motte Museum’s collection, inspired by the notion of recontextualising the latter well-known oeuvre within a contemporary dialogue.
The exhibition explores the interpretation of land by two South African artists from different generations, whose work could broadly be classified within the same genre. Lourens’ expansive land- and cityscapes composed of skies, clouds and industria, pierced in instances by interjecting elements, invites the viewer to join this exchange of ideas surrounding themes of geographical place, memory and identity, read in relation to Pierneef’s work.

Visitors are invited to meet MJ Lourens for an artist walkabout on the following dates:

Tuesday 17 September 10:00
Tuesday 19 November 10:00
Tuesday 17 December 10:00
Tuesday 7 January 10:00

Reservation is essential.

Land Rewoven / Land Herweef is accompanied by a signed, hard-cover limited-edition exhibition publication with a scholarly text by Hayden Proud.
MJ Lourens will be in conversation with Barnard Art Director Alastair Whitton for the publication launch on Saturday 26 October at 10:00.

T. +27 (0) 21 876 8850


August 29, 2019