Deborah Poynton - The Human Abstract

Mar 24 - May 4 2018       62 Juta St, Braamfontein
Internationally-renowned painter Deborah Poynton returns to the Stevenson gallery in Braamfontein for her ninth solo exhibition titled The Human Abstract.

Named after a poem from William Blake's Songs of Experience, Poynton uses Blake’s assertation that every virtue requires an opposite to exist, such as good and evil, as a starting point. Using loose brushwork and unpainted spaces, figures and objects are isolated within finely-detailed realistic canvases as Poynton explores the paradoxes present in modern-day living. 

Poynton describes the paintings as having an absence of certainty and being filled with only the smaller reassurances that she craves in a world filled with often painful contradictions. “Passages lead to and from nowhere in particular, and yet everything is particular. I can only offer those small reassurances that I crave for myself: light at the end of the tunnel, nostalgia for the idea of an image, funny moments, an attachment to place and stuff."

Opening event Sat March 24 from 10:00.



Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-13:00. Closed Sun. Mar 24 2018 - May 4 2018
62 Juta St, Braamfontein
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Entrance is free

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