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Re-vision

An exhibition of mixed media works.
 
In their first collaboration, Re-vision, Tracy Megan and Taryn Millar use paintings, drawings, collage and interventions on found texts and images to expose the limitations of language. Language, by definition, aims to articulate and refine meaning; this exhibition seeks to unravel it. By layering and juxtaposing a variety of recognizable and abstract elements, the ensuing visual relationships open a space for ambiguity prompting new interpretations. While from a certain perspective the works may be said to disrupt the viewing experience, a correlating experience is being encouraged through the careful and considered enmeshment of elements such that each work creates an alluring reconsideration of its potential myriad meanings. Drawing on the poem View With a Grain of Sand, by Wislawa Szymborska, wherein a grain of sand remains intact even after being stripped of the words usually used to define it, Megan and Millar empty images of their intended or purported meanings and restore them within a trope freed from obvious definitions and hence open to new understanding. The effect is poignant, considering that the experience of rendering and receiving is oftentimes circular – we act upon the world trying to make it and then interpret it in terms that are narrowly self-referential. In other words, we  systematically subject experience to our limited anthropocentric impulses. But the world around us and the materials in this exhibition possess their own fibre. They interact with the artists and viewers in ways that induce the consideration of alternative perspectives and meanings.
 
 
 
In Songs of The Innocent and Songs of The Experienced, the narrative tension Megan explores is similar to that presented by the poet William Blake in his poetry collection Songs of Innocence and Experience. Childhood innocence, cu

Participating: Taryn Millar

VENUE:

ASSOCIATION FOR VISUAL ARTS (AVA) GALLERY
Address: 35 Church Str, Cape Town
Tel: 021 424 7436
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 17:00. Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00.



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