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The Other Landscape

4 July 2019

The Other Landscape tells its story, in part, through the process of its production. De Wet begins by revisiting old works, collecting test prints and other detritus from his studio. Elements from this material are then hand cut or torn, sometimes painted with inks and dyes, folded and embedded into hand cast paper panels made from Sisal fibres. The material use of Sisal, an invasive plant in South Africa, links to notions of population and occupancy, and explores our complicated relationship with the natural environment.

Embracing the tensions between the organic and the constructed nature of production, the paper is cast as thin as possible leaving it almost transparent. Within these newly formed panels, fragments from de Wet's previous works are revealed, in some cases mirrored in ghostlike traces of colours and shapes. The panels are suspended, allowing visitors to move freely through a disjointed and dreamlike space, dwelling on the intimate associations it invites.

For de Wet, the space speaks to the process of "finding a balance between lightness and weight, suffocation and letting go, vulnerability and illumination, while engaging with notions of displacement and belonging."

Participating: Bevan de Wet


Address: 155 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood
Tel: 011 880 8802 || Cell: 082 651 4702
Gallery hours: Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 17:00. Sat: 10:00 - 15:00.


Open Studio Art Affair

Participating: Various artists

Opening: Sunday 6 October 2019 at 10:30 - 16:00

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