STEVENSON, Cape Town
04.06.2015 – 18.07.2015
Each artist in STEVENSON’s ‘Nine Artists’ — a simultaneous presentation of nine solo exhibitions — reviewed in nine words.
Technically impressive woodcut portraits ranging from exquisite to meh.
Marvin Luvuala Antonio
Packaging materials given hip lease on life. Also Dick.
Imposing cardboard structures alternate viewers between surveyor/surveyed dichotomies. Winner.
Witty portrait of constructed revolutionary figure through fabricated speech.
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Camera gazing in terminal hermeticism à la Metamorphosis of Narcissus.
The protestors’ Ascension. Perhaps Issa’s revolutionary is behind it.
Friedrich does Dakar: Romantic Sublime reconfigured as cityscape alienation.
Séance channeling Basquiat and Leatherface. Visually naïve, hellishly unnerving.