GROUP EXHIBITION | The Benediction of Shade II: Joburg City of Trees

The Benediction of Shade II is a group exhibition featuring a large selection of artists who have engaged with the figure, idea or metaphor of the forest or the tree in different ways and through various media. Also running as a subtext through the exhibition is the interplay between nature and the urban environment, and Johannesburg in particular. http://davidkrutprojects.com/exhibitions/the-benediction-of-shade-ii2014proj-js
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Willem Boshoff on the cover of DE KAT Magazine which featured an article on the artist. Photographer by Merwelene van der Merwe captures Boshoff, 'The Druid' in a playful manner, adorned by nothing but leaves.

Willem Boshoff on the cover of DE KAT Magazine which featured an article on the artist. Photographer by Merwelene van der Merwe captures Boshoff, 'The Druid' in a playful manner, adorned by nothing but leaves.

Installation image from Arts On Main showing works by Chepape Makgato, Joshua Miles, Gawie Joubert and Michael Meyersfeld.

Installation image from Arts On Main showing works by Chepape Makgato, Joshua Miles, Gawie Joubert and Michael Meyersfeld.

Installation image showing works by Senzo Shabangu, Carla Liesching and Chepape Makgato

Installation image showing works by Senzo Shabangu, Carla Liesching and Chepape Makgato

Installation image showing works by David Koloane, Carla Liesching, Senzo Shabangu, Chepape Makgato, Mischa Fritsch, Jason Larkin and William Kentridge

Installation image showing works by David Koloane, Carla Liesching, Senzo Shabangu, Chepape Makgato, Mischa Fritsch, Jason Larkin and William Kentridge

Andrew Munik, "Laocoon 1", 2013, Ballpoint pen with watercolour on paper, unique

Andrew Munik, "Laocoon Ballpoint pen with watercolour on paper, unique

Mischa Fritsch, 'Tree of Life' (2013, Cast Copper, 6.4 x 5 x 5 cm) explores the relationship between life and death, with the tree being a recognised symbol of life, juxtaposed with the branches of the trees ending in skulls, symbolising death. Furthermore the tree is contained, protected, isolated and almost sterilized.

Mischa Fritsch, 'Tree of Life' (2013, Cast Copper, 6.4 x 5 x 5 cm) explores the relationship between life and death, with the tree being a recognised symbol of life, juxtaposed with the branches of the trees ending in skulls, symbolising death. Furthermore the tree is contained, protected, isolated and almost sterilized.

Maja Maljevic 'Tree', 2012, Monotype

Maja Maljevic 'Tree', 2012, Monotype

In which Mmakgosi is the wreck of hope, 2014 by Carla Liesching, c-print  100 x 125 cm

In which Mmakgosi is the wreck of hope, 2014 by Carla Liesching, c-print 100 x 125 cm

Bob Gosani’s Love Story tells a layered story. On one level the image captures a moment between two lovers, standing at a bus stop, on a tree-lined street.  However, placed in a historical context, the photograph tells a deeper story. The shot was taken in Sophiatown in 1956, the year that the mixed-race suburb in Johannesburg was demolished and made a ‘white’ area according to the apartheid Group Areas Act.

dynamicafrica: Layers Of Life Under Apartheid - Images by South African Photographer Bob Gosani.Photos via Bailey’s African History Archive.

Benediction of Shade II: Joburg, City of Trees installation at our Arts on Main workshop gallery.

Benediction of Shade II: Joburg, City of Trees installation at our Arts on Main workshop gallery.


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