OPENING RECEPTION: 25 JANUARY AT 11AM
142 JAN SMUTS AVENUE PARKWOOD
David Krut Projects is pleased to present Wayfinding, a solo exhibition by Nina Torr. The show comprises a selection of two-dimensional works made using a variety of media, including drawing, painting, collage and printmaking, and follows on the heels of Torr’s Masters dissertation – Making Sense: Tacit and Explicit Knowledge in the Creative Process.
Nina Torr’s work invites the viewer to take up the mantle of explorer in her imagined worlds.
For Torr, making is a way to uncover or reveal knowledge, rather than the product of it. Torr’s world shows itself to her through what she describes as ‘pangs’ and ‘clicks’, results of attunement to intuitive, rather than explicit understanding, or the ability to explain or talk about something. Although she may not know in advance what her work means, she nonetheless knows indirectly that it is meaningful, and sets about finding her way by following these hunches. In this way, Torr is the facilitator of the work, which realises itself into being. The process of making is not dissimilar to a creation myth, an illustration of a symbolic narrative.
Peculiar, empty landscapes with waves washing up on the deserted shores, clouds suspended upside down, land masses rising up out of the water or mountains rained upon with meteoric showers. Figures float, like fragments of a dream – headless, or smiling, or grimacing, creatures that dance to the tune of their own phenomenology. Fragments of the sun, fragments of the moon, shining down a domain that imagines itself into being.
Please join us for the opening on Saturday 25th of January 2020 at 11am
View all available works on Artsy
For more information contact [email protected] or call 011 447 0627
EXHIBITION WILL RUN UNTIL 22 FEBRUARY 2020
David Krut Podcast – Nina Torr – Wayfinding Finding the way through ‘Clicks & Pangs’ | Listening Time 25 Min
In this podcast episode, artist/illustrator Nina Torr and David Krut Podcast host Britt Lawton sit down in conversation about Nina’s Master’s exhibition titled, Wayfinding, showcased with David Krut Projects, Johannesburg (25 January – 22 February 2020). Here, we present to you a scope into the mind of Nina and her creative process. From developing meaning through an organic method of creation, Nina provides a sincere account of finding meaning in her work. We focus on topics regarding her process, her teaching style, to the unique framing of her pieces and her previously adopted pseudonym, Andy Wyeth. Nina’s show follows on from her Masters’ dissertation – Making Sense: Tactic and Explicit Knowledge in the Creative Process – is charged with reference to mythological landscapes, where she invites the viewer to take up the mantle of the explorer.
Curated by Nina Torr and Amé Bell with input from Dr. David Paton Project management by Amé Bell Social media and podcast by Brittany Lawton Framing by Wessel Snyman Creative and Stuart Trent Workshop collaborations with The Artist Press and David Krut Workshop Exhibition playlist by Maaike Bakker Vinyl by Design A Signs Printed exhibition material by Remata With special thanks to David Krut Projects and the University of Johannesburg