A Brief History of the Horizon- Renée Holleman
Renée Holleman's latest body of work aims to examine space, both real and imaginary, in the representation and mapping of land and landscape in South Africa and on the African continent at large. While the work is primarily photographic, it includes elements of painting and installation, unified by three visual devices: the horizon, the road and the boundary.
The In-Between - Sonya Rademeyer
Through the action of gestural drawing Sonya Rademeyer explores the in-between spaces, visualizing the invisibility of the space between Self and Other.
Placing her work at the intersection of art, science and consciousness Rademeyer seeks to visualize empathy. Her interest in exploring empathy is a direct result of having previously worked as an ICU nurse. Likening the in-between to an imaginary geographical space between self and Other, it is within the boundaries of this space that the fragility of empathy might be visualized.
Three - St. John Fuller, Gardi Coetser, Stefan Louw
Three, a title used for its simplicity. A straightforward heading giving space to each photographer to bring forth a subject that has captured their imagination.
St.John Fuller’s Oracles-series explores the notion of who is an activist and what do they do? Often these people are everyday people that find themselves compelled to act. Stefan Louw’s The Bushman and the Praying Mantis-series brings forth an insight into an understanding of the world that is just on our doorsteps, but which is quickly being lost. Finally, Gardi Coetser’s Kameeldoringboom-collection offers a quiet contemplation on the wonders of a tree that seems to stand in defiance of a harsh environment.
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