Swamp Eyes

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A curated exhibition of works on paper that contemplate the external, natural world from a set of aesthetic dimensions. Bringing nature and culture into alliance, these works explore the natural and cultural with wit and sensitive observation. From the raised surface of the etched line to thoughtful use of colour, the works are emphatically physical and intricate.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and by these I shall not regulate my proportions; and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.” William Blake

South African and International artists exhibiting:
Ryan Arenson, Willem Boshoff, Wim Botha, Gail Behrmann, Willie Cole (US), Claire Gavronsky, William Kentridge, Kim Lieberman, Alice Maher (UK), Suzanne McClelland (US), Colin Richards, Michelle Segre (US), Rose Shakinovsky, Sean Slemon, Kiki Smith (US), Nathaniel Stern, Sandile Zulu.

 
From:
5 February 2009
Until:
16 March 2009
Opening:
Thursday, 5 February 2009, 10:00AM
Venue:
Workshop Gallery on Jan Smuts, JHB
Artists:
 
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