Johannesburg

Penny Siopis - Warm water imaginaries

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-13:00. Closed Sun.       62 Juta St, Braamfontein
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One of the most influential South African artists of the last 30 years, Penny Siopis is best known for her vivid, large-scale paintings which convey intimate, personal emotions as well as broader global themes. This latest collection of small and large paintings and object-assemblages was made in response to an invitation to participate in Rising Waters: The Indian Ocean in the Twenty-first Century, a group exhibition themed around climate change and the migration of people, goods and ideas across the Indian Ocean, which will be hosted at the McMullen Museum in Boston next year.

In Warm Water Imaginaries Siopis explores the region's vast history and complex geological and societal make-up through the creation of imaginary worlds that allude to themes of climate change. In these works Siopis has used glue and ink as a base with oils then added on top to create intense, detailed images that appear liquid, viscous and even slippery, tricking the eye to see real and imagined images lying submerged beneath the canvas or floating to its surface.

Siopis herself describes this complex and almost hallucinatory mixture of imagery as "speaking across the page divide. Often apocalyptically. Sometimes lovingly. Always in some kind of relation".

Opening event Sat Mar 30 from 10:00.

Date

Venue

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-13:00. Closed Sun. Mar 30 2019 - May 3 2019
Stevenson
62 Juta St, Braamfontein
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Price/Additional Info

Admission free

Website

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