Now now EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
Gallery 114 - member James Reed - presents a group exhibition of South African Contemporary Visual Artists' work. The exhibition will present a number of drawings, paintings, printmaking, sculpture, film, photography and book works.
'Now now' is a common and contemporary phrase used by South Africans to indicate the opposite - 'not now'. For example, if called somewhere and you're unable to go just then, your reply would be: "I'll be there now now". Or, if you're asked to do something but can't at that precise moment, then your response would be: "I'll do it now now", meaning not immediately, but some time later.
So, using the phrase signifies that what has been requested has not been outrightly denied, which might prove tiresomely problematic, but delayed for an unspecified period. This leaves the asker in a state of anticipation with the expectation that the request will be met - well, at some point - while the target, probably with a degree of relief, is let off the hook for the moment. A win-win situation all round.
And finally, to stretch a point ( which, of course, becomes a line), perhaps 'now now' is an apt expression of our world, labelled as it is by terms prefixed with 'post' - post-structural, post-modern, post-human, etc. Here, however, it's 'postponement' - a reference on the one hand, to the deferral of an artwork's meaning in any certain and singular sense; and, on the other, to the prevailing condition in South Africa.
Introduction by James Reed , edited by Jennifer Mary Ord
Beauty Untethered April 2019
Deadline: March 1, 2019
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Gallery 114 is looking for three artists whose work dares to champion Beauty.
We will turn our gallery over to the selected artists for the month of April 2019.
(Artists to apply individually.) The gallery is located at 1100 NW Glisan Ave in the
Pearl District- right across from Blick’s.
The contemporary art world has dubbed beauty as a dirty word. Dave Hickey
tried to rescue it from the onslaught of art criticism with his collection of essays in
The Invisible Dragon in the 90’s. Love it or hate it, though, it’s hard to deny the
attraction that beautiful art has on its viewer. Besides once something becomes
taboo, doesn’t that become the invitation that an artist needs to further explore an
idea? What does it mean for a work of art to be “beautiful” in 2019? We’re a
gallery where artists run the show: together let’s add something exciting to the
conversation surrounding Beauty.
HOW TO APPLY
Email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject line in e-mail to read: Beauty Exhibition Proposal
Applications will only be accepted via email only.
Each artist may submit 5-15 completed works which are exhibition ready.
Please send link to your website, CV, artist statement, up to 15 .jpg images, and
a list of works including the title, date, medium, size, and a brief description.
DETAILS ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The exhibit will run from- 4/4/19-4/27/19