Until 15 November, 10 am
WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery, Woodstock
Zimbabwean artist Michele Mathison makes sculptures that seem to drag Modernism’s idealism through the mud of contemporary reality. In the process, Mathison’s works themselves become mini-monuments to a new understanding of both the brutality and integrity of labour. A hybrid of Constructivism’s notions and Futurism’s repetitious movement, works become a profusion of forms and gestures, a distilled concentration of frantic movements from all directions culminating in a single point.
Working at the confluence of fashion photography and classical portraiture, young Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo creates enigmatic portraits with an erotic and subversive undertone. His subjects exist defiantly in the frame often masked by shadow, drapery and foliage. His use of vibrant flat colour and bold compositions form a more minimalist homage to the african studio photography popular in the 1960s and 70s.
Where WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery, 1 Argyle Street (Corner of Argyle & Albert Road), Woodstock
When 8 October – 15 November 2014
Contact +27 21 447 2376, www.whatiftheworld.com