From the Press Release
Two paintings, Terra Pericolosa, 2013 and Fully Belly II, 2014; are part of an eight-chapter project titled Pax Kaffraria, 2010-2014 which employs history painting and cinematic tropes to create installations that examine notions of national identity and post-colonial aesthetics using Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe as case studies.
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KINDERHOOK, NEW YORK — Meleko Mokgosi’s eponymous solo show, well installed at The School, Jack Shainman gallery’s bunker-like space in Kinderhook, New York, will hit your sweet spot if you’re in the mood to see some colossal paintings in an atrium-like space that compete with Dia: Beacon, but for paintings.
The serpentine walk down to the main gallery space mirrors the journey one must take to get to The School: all twists and turns, it requires a sustained, but thrilling, approach to reach your destination. You’ve only just parked your car, and you still need to walk over and cross the threshold into the holy site of your early spring pilgrimage.