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blank projects: Sanell Aggenbach | Adriaan de Villiers - 14 Apr 2011 to 7 May 2011

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14 Apr 2011 to 7 May 2011

Opening: Thursday 14 April 2011 at 18:00
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113-115 Sir Lowry road
Woodstock
Cape Town
South Africa
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Sanell Aggenbach. 'Shoplifters'
monotype print, image size: 31 x 31 cm, paper size: 43 x 43 cm
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Artists in this exhibition: Sanell Aggenbach, Adriaan de Villiers


SOME DANCE TO REMEMBER, SOME DANCE TO FORGET
Sanell Aggenbach,


14th April - 7th May
Opening: Thursday 14 April 2011 at 18:00

In her 11th solo exhibition Sanell Aggenbach marks a personal point of transition and suspension between states of youth and adulthood. In a tribute to music as muse, seminal albums and iconic rock images are reproduced in a series of monotype prints. Pennie Smith’s epic photo of The Clash’s Paul Simonon smashing his bass guitar, Peter Saville’s Joy Division covers and Pj Harvey’s Rid of Me, among others, are offered as both adopted comrades and transient markers of rebel identity. Aggenbach’s installation photographs and illusive paintings are a haunted critique of Afrikaner identity from a generation inspired by post-punk musicians and their performance art.
(Roger van Wyk)

Aggenbach’s work deals primarily with the intersection of history and private narratives by considering the process of recall and interpretation. Her work presents a haunting ambiguity characterised by her materially multifarious nature as she moves comfortably between the various disciplines of painting, printmaking and sculpture. She has proved to be a critical voice in contemporary South African art. Born in Cape Town in 1975, Aggenbach currently lives and works in Woodstock, Cape Town. Her explorative work has secured her many achievements including winning the 2003 Absa L’Atelier award. Her work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including Sasol, Absa, Spier, SABC, Red Bull (Austria) and Anglo Gold.



ENCHANTED FOREST
Adriaan de Villiers


14th April - 7th May
Opening: Thursday 14 April 2011 at 18:00

Adriaan de Villiers presents an installation of phallic/religious tower-like forms that crowd the exhibition space. De Villiers describe his work as "an unorthodox protest against sterile, modern architecture". The individual sculptures remind of Gaudi, Hundertwasser, Russian architecture, outsider art and the erotic symbolism of Gustav Klimt. Apart from these de Villiers also draws inspiration from the South African flower kingdom and shell-forms.

Adriaan de Villiers resides in Cape Town. In 2007 he obtained a BA Fine Arts degree from the University of Stellenbosch. During the two years after graduation he participated in various exhibitions and won the best sculpture prize in the Sanlam Vuleka Art Competition in 2008. 2009 marked his acceptance for the Thami Mnyele artist-in-residence program in Amsterdam. The residence resulted in a series of sculptures exhibited in two exhibitions in Gallery 23, Amsterdam and Gallery SANAA, Utrecht. In 2010 he exhibited at Co-Op Gallery in Johannesburg, and at two group exhibitions at blank projects, "Inverting the Pyramid" and "The Menippean Uprising.
www.adriaandevilliers.com


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