Then & Now: Conversations in Time

Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
12 May 2015 - 15 Jun 2015

Then & Now: Conversations in Time

Virginia MacKenny, Tether, 2008, Oil on canvas,1600 x 2000 mm

In line with Barnard Gallery’s ongoing commitment to presenting curated group shows and collaborative projects of work by artists from the gallery’s stable that explore diverse aspects of contemporary art practice, Barnard Gallery is pleased to present Then & Now: Conversations in Time.

As the title of the exhibition suggests Then & Now: Conversations in Time considers notions of time and the space between things prompting comparison between what was and what is. The exhibition presents examples of current or recent projects by selected artists in relation to a previous or what might be considered ‘early work’ from their career. For some of the participating artists, given their already established careers this may represent a number of years between works while for those younger or emerging artists this might represent a matter of months.

Then & Now: Conversations in Time explores the conversations that exist within an individuals work as well as how the various works on the show collectively relate; works produced at different times and places and representing a diversity of attitudes and approaches to the creative process. Including painting, drawing, collage and photography the exhibition considers a variety of mediums; the nature of an artwork’s production and time’s effect and influence on this. Participating artists include Virginia MacKenny, Robert Slingsby, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Lien Botha, Alastair Whitton, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Katherine Spindler, Ryan Hewett, Alexia Vogel and Sarah Biggs.


Opening reception: Tuesday 12 May at 6 pm




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