Exploring the complexities of space at Lizamore


Exploring the complexities of space at Lizamore. Lizamore gallery in Johannesburg celebrates the end of the year with emerging artists exhibitions curated by emerging curators.

Portrait of a Patriarch, 100cm x 72,65cm, Archival ink on 100% cotton paper.
Portrait of a Patriarch, 100cm x 72,65cm, Archival ink on 100% cotton paper.

On Saturday, 26 November 2016, Lizamore & Associates will open their annual end of year exhibitions. B/order is a group exhibition curated by Colin Groenewald as part of the Lizamore & Associates Curatorial Mentorship Programme. The accompanying solo exhibition, Ātmān (I) by Sheekha Kalan, is partnered with the Bag Factory’s Female Residency Programme sponsored by Benon Lutaaya.

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B|order is a curatorial concept that proposes to critique the visible and invisible limitations that present themselves in the everyday and intends to disrupt these barriers in the search for new meaning. Spatial limitations present themselves daily – conditioning and challenging society and resulting in. The curator of B|order, Colin Groenewald asks of artist to explore the divisions and limitations imbedded in a specific space. Participating artists include: Francois Knoetze, Nompumelelo Ngoma, Lindi Lombard, Sanele Jali, JP Hanekom, Thato Nhlapo, Sheekha Kalan, Sifiso Themba. Groenwald has been mentored by Teresa Lizamore during the planning and execution for this exhibition.

Exploring the complexities of space at Lizamore
Exploring the complexities of space at Lizamore

Ātmān (I) by Sheekha Kalan unfolds in the artist’s works in paint on canvas, powder pigments, cotton and thread, transparent plastic and pencil on paper and articulate them to foreground a spatially experiential dimension. Colour, light, scale and materiality are important elements in her work. Through her articulation of these elements in an exhibition space, the artist intends to present works that will open a contemplative space for the viewer and that may generate an ineffable experience. A process of ‘drawing out’ from the invisible into the visible awakens a stronger perception of the life force that can be termed the Âtmân, “the self as the subject of individual consciousness, the soul, the supreme personal principle of life in the universe.”

These exhibitions open at Lizamore & Associates gallery in Johannesburg on 26 November, 2016 and runs until 21 January, 2016. Please join us at the opening for a glass of wine and to meet the artists.

Gallery hours:
Tues – Fri 10h00 -17h00
Saturday 10h00 -15h00


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