‘Elemental’ was held at What if the World Gallery, Cape Town, in November 2015.
Read a review by Ashraf Jamal here.
As much as I could, I abandoned conscious intent. At times I even abandon my right hand. And, as objects, images and processes emerge, they tell some sort of evolutionary story. Primordial forms materialise in clay, and Lego objects experiment with pattern and structure. Collections of tumbled and polished bricks evoke human settlement and activity, while other works explore evolution’s crossroads and culs de sac alike. High seriousness meets the one-liner, and geological report and mythological account are accorded equal weight in images of the cosmos and its inhabitants made in materials as diverse as bronze, concrete and skateboard wheels.
Asterism and Lion, installation view
Lego Lab (details) 2015
Distributary 2014 – 2015
Polyethylene foam, hardware
189 x 183 x 73cm
Sames and (detail) 2014
Brick clay, hardware
Ruminants (and detail) 2015
Elemental, installation shots, 2015
All photographs courtesy of WhatiftheWorld.