Kyle Morland : Assemble

blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa
13 Oct 2016 - 19 Nov 2016

Kyle Morland : Assemble

Kyle Morland, Assemble (2016) | Installation view, blank projects, Cape Town

blank projects presents Assemble, an exhibition of new sculptures by Kyle Morland.

This, Morland’s fourth solo show at the gallery, breaks away from the artist’s rigorous self-imposed rules and formulas and explores new processes and materials. Aluminium, copper, rubber and fabric are juxtaposed in loose and playful assemblages influenced by Morland’s preoccupation with industrial mechanised processes, in combination with his own methods of production.

Through these approaches, and with an emphasis on colour and texture, remnants of older works give rise to new and altered forms. The result is a series of sculptures that, while referencing the parameters and systems that guided earlier work, are at the same time liberated from those constraints and articulate a new artistic strategy for Morland.

Kyle Morland (b. 1986, Johannesburg) lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Morland’s works are included in private and public collections including the A4 Art Foundation, New Church Museum and Zeitz MOCAA. His last solo exhibition, Node, was held at blank projects in 2015 and the solo project Surplus was selected for ‘Tomorrows/Today’, curated by Ruth Simbao and Azu Nwagbog for the Cape Town Art Fair 2016. He has also participated in various group exhibitions including The Bootleg Triannale (Atlantic House, 2016) and Flag New York City (2013), curated by Randi Grov Berger as part of Performa 13.




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