blank projects: JACO VAN SCHALKWYK | GERDA SCHEEPERS - 24 Jan 2013 to 2 Mar 2013
Jaco van Schalkwyk. Blot 2 of 2. (2013)
Lithographic ink, pencil on paper
1000 x 660mm
JACO VAN SCHALKWYK
6+1…14+1; 1st, 2nd:
blank projects is proud to host 7…14+1; 1st, 2nd: Jaco van Schalkwyk's third solo exhibition.
"Being productive is overtly optimistic. The numbers don't lie. Composition is a trick. Selective control is the right of every citizen. The people should have delicacy. The people should have access to the subtle and the sublime, as a matter of principle."
Jaco van Schalkwyk received his BFA in Drawing from the Pratt Institute, New York in 2003. With Carl Hancock Rux, he developed Rux's Mycenaean as Visiting Artist at the department of Theater, CalArts in 2005 and 2006, culminating in an engagement as part of the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2006. He returned to South Africa, and to drawing, in 2008. Van Schalkwyk took part in the group exhibition Drawing Links at Gallery AOP Johannesburg in 2010. He has since had two solo shows with AOP – Bait al-Hikma and FUN AND GAMES... With Zander Blom, van Schalkwyk formed the band Jaco + Z-dog, culminating in a residency at blank projects in 2011. This is his first solo exhibition in Cape Town.
TALKING ABOUT 12 PAINTINGS
is a small group of works in between painting
with slightly dishonest ambitions towards the performing arts,
and actively jealous of the written or spoken.
:( Picture it :)
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 was Modal Approach and Accent held at blank projects (2012)
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