Abandonment

November 03, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Artists are invited to submit 5/6 two-dimensional paintings for consideration that explore the visual and social significance of abandonment. Delve into the beauty of the absent and the intrigue of the neglected, discarded and deserted.


WILLEM PRETORIUS

"The subject of my work is mainly concerned with a specific time and place in the South African Platteland and the decay and abandonment thereof. By painting these scenes I want to capture their essence, stripped of all pride. I like to document these man made structures and the way nature reclaims it. I find beauty in the decay. It's almost as if it mirrors our own inner landscape and feelings of loneliness and abandonment, disillusionment. I think it reminds us of our own transcience and the brutality of time."


 DANIELLE JORDAAN

"I find intrigue in the duality that lies between the inside and outside spaces and places we inhabit. I took inspiration from scenes abandoned by human presence, depicting places I've travelled to and contrasted with everyday bedroom scenes. The distinction between what is sacred and the everyday is broken down."


CHRIS KRIEK

"I work with found 8mm film that I have collected from second hand shops and over the years. The actual abandoned nature of the film footage started my exploration into the memories we choose to abandon as opposed to the ones we keep. And on a more personal note, which parts of the social belief systems from our cultural heritage we choose to abandon. Belief systems concerned with religion, masculinity, gender and environment.


ANTHONY HARRIS

“I use the Landscape as a Metaphor. My work explores the complexity of the terrain in ways that challenge the viewers' own boundaries. These landscapes hold within them aspects other than pure nature - the panorama is composed of elements that bear witness to change and evolution "

Works

Abandoned Pool, Senekal

Willem Pretorius

Abandoned Pool, Senekal, 2019

ZAR 12800.00

Leemte/Vacant

Danielle Jordaan

Leemte/Vacant, 2019

ZAR 6200.00

Abandonment 1

Chris Kriek

Abandonment 1, 2019

ZAR 5000.00

Abandoned Pool, Nelspoort

Willem Pretorius

Abandoned Pool, Nelspoort, 2019

ZAR 12800.00

DEEP TIME: Rifting

Anthony Harris

DEEP TIME: Rifting, 2019

ZAR 5000.00

The space in-between (i)

Danielle Jordaan

The space in-between (i)

ZAR 4500.00

Abandonment 2

Chris Kriek

Abandonment 2, 2019

ZAR 5000.00

Windpomp, Rosendal

Willem Pretorius

Windpomp, Rosendal, 2019

ZAR 2500.00

DEEP TIME: A River Ran Through

Anthony Harris

DEEP TIME: A River Ran Through, 2019

ZAR 2500.00

Nachalat Ben Yehuda Market

Danielle Jordaan

Nachalat Ben Yehuda Market, 2019

ZAR 4500.00

Abandonment 3

Chris Kriek

Abandonment 3, 2019

ZAR 5000.00

Backyard, Steynsrus

Willem Pretorius

Backyard, Steynsrus, 2019

ZAR 16200.00

DEEP TIME: Communication Lines

Anthony Harris

DEEP TIME: Communication Lines, 2019

ZAR 7000.00

The space in-between (iii)

Danielle Jordaan

The space in-between (iii), 2019

ZAR 4500.00

Abandonment 5

Chris Kriek

Abandonment 5

ZAR 5000.00

Oppad na Buffelsbaai

Willem Pretorius

Oppad na Buffelsbaai, 2019

ZAR 12900.00

DEEP TIME: A River Ran Through #2

Anthony Harris

DEEP TIME: A River Ran Through #2, 2019

ZAR 18500.00

The space in-between (ii)

Danielle Jordaan

The space in-between (ii), 2019

ZAR 4500.00

Abandonment 4

Chris Kriek

Abandonment 4, 2019

ZAR 5000.00

Huis, Paleis.....

Willem Pretorius

Huis, Paleis....., 2019

ZAR 16000.00

DEEP TIME: Village

Anthony Harris

DEEP TIME: Village, 2019

ZAR 2800.00

Florentine, Tel Aviv

Danielle Jordaan

Florentine, Tel Aviv, 2019

ZAR 6200.00

Turskvbos

Willem Pretorius

Turskvbos, 2019

ZAR 9700.00

Abandonment 6

Chris Kriek

Abandonment 6, 2019

ZAR 5000.00

Kalkbaai Hawe

Willem Pretorius

Kalkbaai Hawe, 2019

ZAR 12900.00

Shapira, Tel Aviv

Danielle Jordaan

Shapira, Tel Aviv, 2019

ZAR 4500.00

DEEP TIME: Valley Heat

Anthony Harris

DEEP TIME: Valley Heat, 2019

ZAR 7000.00

Swart op Wit

Willem Pretorius

Swart op Wit, 2019

ZAR 12000.00

DEEP TIME: Abandoned Farm

Anthony Harris

DEEP TIME: Abandoned Farm, 2019

ZAR 7000.00

Okasie #5

Willem Pretorius

Okasie #5, 2019

ZAR 12900.00