Unpacking- A group show

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The year is quickly coming to an end – suddenly spring has sprung and students are rushing to the streets. The call for renewal, reform and regeneration keeps popping up and often there is silence instead of an answering response. Artists have historically been called to task in times of drastic change, where works can become a platform for negotiation and processing of ideas. The first group exhibition at Eclectica Print Gallery tackles the current climate of complexities and upheaval with young artists who have confronted the past year through their work.

The artworks that feature look at landscapes and memory, from the personal to the political. There are questions raised through the placement of objects and colours on paper, while others speak of identity and emotions. Through grappling with the notion of looking back and the past year, we ask where we came from and how we got here. What would it mean to truly begin to unpack our thoughts and feelings? To unpack those boxes of old projects and suitcases of summer clothes and think of where we were a year ago? When last year seems to be mirrored and exaggerated this year, what is the role of the artist in relation to the complexities of today? Can we now begin to unpack our thoughts and politics and open up a discussion? What happens if the rolls of protective packaging were unfolded and new works are revealed through engaged awareness and communication?

Unpacking is an art in and of itself – it is a mental challenge and a place for possibilities. Boxes, thoughts, ideas, spaces – unpacking becomes a part of our lives that we often neglect or take for granted. Old work is stored and gathers dust; new work is packaged to be sold. At a time where self care is seen to be an act of revolution, where education is crucial and self-awareness is vital, the possibilities for discussion to be catalyzed by art making are exciting and inspiring. The works on the wall seek to challenge and question or allow for quiet thinking and consideration.

Unpacking examines what has been stored and forgotten and what we’ve learnt through a process of unfolding creases and undoing knots. In this way, a space is created for introspection and engagement.

– Curated by Clare Patrick for Eclectica Print Gallery

Katlego Tlabela
Bakgoshi (Gathering), 2015
Offset Photo-Lithograph on Fabriano Academia
Edition of 15
107cm x 76cm

(SOLD)

Fanie Buys

Portrait of Aubrey Burger, 2016

 Monotype on Cotton rag

 31 cm x 18 cm

 

Fanie Buys

There’s a passage in a book I once read about a boy who held a ruler to the horizon to make sure that the earth is round, 2016

Monotype on Cotton rage

17cm x 10 cm

Fanie Buys

If you’ve ever been in an industrial place you’ll know that they seem crowded and abandoned all at once, 2016

Monotype on Cotton rage

42cm x 31cm

Fanie Buys

If you’ve ever been in an industrial place you’ll know that they seem crowded and abandoned all at once, 2016

Monotype on Cotton rage

42cm x 31cm

Fanie Buys

East London in the Summertime, 2016

Monotype on Cotton rage

23cm x 14,5cm

Roxy Kaczmarek

Mountain shadows

Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm

35cm x 32cm

(SOLD)

Roxy Kaczmarek

Cave shadows

Monotype on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm

80cm x 50cm

Rose Gelderblom

Untitled, 2016

Monotype on Munken Pure

30cm x 45cm

Rose Gelderblom

Untitled, 2016

Monotype on Munken Pure

30cm x 45 cm

Rose Gelderblom

Untitled, 2016

Monotype on Munken Pure

30cm x 45 cm

Stephani Müller

Drei Packen minus Zwei Packen? V, 2016

Collage of monotype print on Fabriano and digital print on transparency

(SOLD)

Stephani Müller

Drei Packen minus Zwei Packen? III, 2016

Collage of monotype print on Fabriano and digital print on transparency

Stephani Müller

Drei Packen minus Zwei Packen? II, 2016

Collage of monotype print on Fabriano and digital print on transparency

Stephani Müller

Drei Packen minus Zwei Packen? VI, 2016

Collage of monotype print on Fabriano and digital print on transparency

Stephani Müller

Drei Packen minus Zwei Packen? I, 2016

Collage of monotype print on Fabriano and digital print on transparency

(SOLD)

Stephani Müller

Drei Packen minus Zwei Packen? IV, 2016

Collage of monotype print on Fabriano and digital print on transparency

Kalai

Sweet Allurement

Ink on 200gsm fabriano paper

35cm x 40cm

Kalai

In Absentia

Ink on 200gsm fabriano paper

35cm x 50cm

Kalai

In Absentia

Ink on 200gsm fabriano paper

35cm x 50cm

Inga Somdyala

A Concise History of Paradise, 2015

Ink on Paper

50cm x 70cm

(SOLD)

Inga Somdyala

Untitled (Everything Scatter)

Lithograph on Zerkall Litho, 2015

55cm x 75cm

(SOLD)

Inga Somdyala

Untitled (Imvelaphi) I, 2015

Charcoal and ink on paper

70cm x 100cm

Alex Kaczmarek

The urge to destroy is a creative urge

Monotype and chine-collé on munken pure

15.5cm  x 20.5cm

Alex Kaczmarek

A date with your plastic covered fate

Monotype and chine-collé on munken pure

15.5cm x 20.5cm

Alex Kaczmarek

Object 1

Monotype on munken pure

15cm x 10.5cm

Alex Kaczmarek

Object 2

Monotype on munken pure

15cm x 10.5cm

Alex Kaczmarek

Object 4

Monotype on munken pure

17.5cm x 12.5cm

Alex Kaczmarek

Object 3

Monotype on munken pure

15cm x 10.5cm

Gitte Möller
Artificially weathered shoe, with clouds, waves and fish, 2015

Digital print on perspex

1-20/20

42cm x 59,5cm

Gitte Möller
It is a good time to start something new (sketch), 2015
Digital print on perspex
2-20/20
42cm x 59,5cm

Gitte Möller

Floating world, 2016

Oil and collage on Enduro Ice

70cm x 40cm

(SOLD)

Gitte Möller

Cut, 2016

Oil on red tracing paper

28,5cm x 18,5cm

(SOLD)

Gitte Möller

Melodramatic animals migrating (variation), 2016

Oil on Enduro Ice

52cm x 70cm

Gitte Möller

A heart full of pain, a head full of habit, 2016

Mixed media on Enduro Ice

35cm x 30cm

(SOLD)

Gitte Möller

Tom, 2016

Oil and pencil on Enduro Ice

29,5cm x 19,5cm

(SOLD)

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