This exhibition was held at Artspace Durban. Opened on Monday 29th August 2011, by Grace Kotze. The exhibition closes on Saturday 10 September.
Walkabout at 11am on Sat 10 September
Through the creation of these artworks I continue my search for truth, questioning the authenticity of my cultural and societal perceptions, so often manipulated and controlled by unseen human influences and my own fears. I ask what of these are real, what are my own and what is culturally based?
I use the male figure as the vehicle into which this search happens, representative of the masculine aspect of myself: the achiever, the organiser and physically strong. The feminine aspect is represented in the inner landscape of the sculpture: flowing, chaotic and creative. Because of the nature of bronze I am able to partially create the figure, revealing the inner landscape of the bronze surface usually hidden from the viewer. This inside space becomes a creative playground, were found objects, drawings and relief are used to touch on the emotional response to this search for truth.
Each art work deepens this search, revealing hidden ideas, and opening myself to more probing questions. I am further down the line, yet I still have further to go.