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blank projects: Gerda Scheepers | Michael Linders - 1 Mar 2012 to 24 Mar 2012

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1 Mar 2012 to 24 Mar 2012

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113-115 Sir Lowry road
Woodstock
Cape Town
South Africa
Africa
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Gerda Scheepers
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Artists in this exhibition: Gerda Scheepers, Michael Linders


Two exhibitions opening at blank projects in March:

Opening: Thursday 01 March 2012 at 18:00.
Exhibitions close 24 March.

MODAL APPROACH AND ACCENT
by Gerda Scheepers

&

MINOR RIOT
by Michael Linders



MODAL APPROACH AND ACCENT by Gerda Scheepers

Modal Approach and Accent is the title of Gerda Scheepers's show at Blank Projects. By applying imagery as short-hand for both her own art making process or specific (cultural) signs and figurations, Gerda Scheepers explores the medium of painting. Content and formal elements of painting are remixed through cut, copy and paste with the results actively pursuing ambiguity. The sculptures and paintings operate like devices for containment that, ultimately and crucially, fail to contain.

Scheepers often works within series or groupings of work, creating environments for (often repetitive) motifs and gestures.

In this selection of work the shape of a t-shirt is at the same time motif in a picture and picture surface for another layer of signifiers, similar to the way that sculptural elements with a very concrete heritage act as support structure to paintings that have shifted through methodical gesture and moved to abstraction.

The work is caught up in a system signifying progress, which is reconfigured in a careful orchestration that deliberately fails to deliver the complete and self-contained result that they seem to promise.

Gerda Scheepers was born in 1979 in Tzaneen, South Africa and lives and works in Berlin. She graduated from the Dusseldorf Art Academy in 2005 and won the Art Cologne Pries fuer junge Kunst in 2006. Her solo exhibition Low and partial. Romantic Comedy has just opened at Kunstverein Nuremberg, Germany. Other solo exhibitions include Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin (2011). Mary Mary. Glasgow, UK (2010) and Sprueth Magers, Berlin (2009). Recent group exhibitions include Dwelling, Marianne Boesky Gallery New York (2011) and Jahresgaben 2011. Kunstverein Nuremberg, Germany (2011). She was awarded this year's Marianne-Defet-Malerei-Stipendium. Her first solo exhibition in South Africa will open at blank projects on 1 March 2012.


MINOR RIOT by Michael Linders

MINOR RIOT is a probe of imagined views of the ordinary, which are collected from the multicultural reservoir of global visual media. The collected works are after reflections or after thoughts brought together under the ethos of the “clusterfuck aesthetic” *. Intuitively playing with the moment of thought that happens when an idea that was once thought a great idea is in fact in time and realization a rather average even boring idea, but being happy with that fact. The joy of taking average and mixing it with more average and getting averagely good in the end.

“Take an object
Do something to it
Do something else to it”- Jasper Johns

Michael Linders was born in Zurich Switzerland in 1983, and then moved with his family to South Africa in 1987. He grew up in Johannesburg, where he had his solo exhibition "Somewhere" at the Alliance Francaise (2005) and "A Brief History" at Wolves (2010). His work was also shown in group exhibitions such as "99c" at Platform on 18th in Pretoria (2010) and "New suburbia" at Platform on 18th (2006). Linders was a finalist in both the Absa l'Atelier Awards (2005) and the Ekurhuleni Art Awards (2004). Currently, he lives and works in Cape Town.

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