Two Solo Exhibitions
11 April 2019
Conrad Botes | The Goliath Protocol
The Goliath Protocol, opening at Circa Gallery in Johannesburg, will be Conrad Botes’s first major solo exhibition in five years.
The work will include four large-scale canvasses, including a 2 x 7 metre painting in oils that would be Botes’s most ambitious work to date. A large selection of vignettes from the artist’s drawing books will shed light on various influences leading up to these works, with a particular focus on Spanish artist, Francisco Goya.
According to Botes, since 2009 he has focused on using biblical figures and myth as the core elements in his exhibitions and work to explore certain political issues prevalent in South African history through the use of allegory.
Olivié Keck | Drop Dead Gorgeous
“A crime of passion, in popular usage, refers to a violent crime, especially homicide, in which the perpetrator commits the act against someone because of a sudden strong impulse such as rage or jealousy.” — Urban Dictionary
This body of work is an investigation into the fetishization of crimes of passion by the media and a portrayal of how these particular criminal cases have become ‘en vogue’ in popular culture, often capturing the public’s eye through high-profile news stories and entertainment broadcasting.
Participating: Conrad Botes and Olivie Keck
CIRCA ON JELLICOE
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Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00. Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.
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