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27 . 05 . 17
SAVE THE DATE for the opening on Thursday, 4 May at 18h00 in Johannesburg.
SMAC Gallery is proud to present Give-and-Take, Push-and-Pull, an exhibition of new paintings by Durban-based painter, Themba Shibase.
While Shibase’s concepts – rooted in the interrogation of current socio-political issues within a pan-African context – are conceived over an extended period of time and are ongoing, the paintings included in Give-and-Take, Push-and-Pull were all produced during the course of this year. This body of work has provided the prolific painter an opportunity to reflect on the themes and ideas explored through the physicality of painting, subsequently wrestling with the idea of giving and taking, as manifested in various ways.
Drawing influence from Cornel West’s seminal text, A Matter of Life and Death (1992), Shibase articulates the intricacies of desire, the life-death dichotomy and – ultimately – how the poetic dynamic between giving and taking, adding and removing, revealing and withholding informs painting as a narrative.
Give-and-Take, Push-and-Pull will be showing at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg until 27 May 2017. For further information, please contact the gallery in Johannesburg.
This exhibition opening forms part of First Thursdays at the Keyes Art Mile.