Deon Redman reopens Deepest Darkest in September

By MapMyWay
3 September 2020

Deepest Darkest, Johannes Wewetzer
‘Close’ at Deepest Darkest Gallery

Deon Redman reopens Deepest Darkest in September with an exhibition titled Close that examines the sense of intimacy that we have lost during the COVID-19 lockdown.

“Deon Redman reopens Deepest Darkest in September. The title of the show – ‘Close’ – is a fitfully precise wager and exploration of what we feel and think we’ve lost – intimacy. For Redman, however, the three artists on show are not preoccupied with ‘solace, isolation, introspection’, but with a ‘physical and psychological disconnect’. The realisation that we are not as connected as we imagined ourselves to be is not the result of a globally enforced isolation, it was always the gnawing crux of our unease.

The artists he has selected are markedly different in their practice. Rossouw van der Walt is a sculptor, Johannes Wewetzer a photographer, Talut Kareem-Black a graphite artist. However, while the mediums differ, what connects them is the naked human body – its classical perfection, and imperfection. Anthony Gormley sums up the focus at Deepest Darkest, ‘what it feels like to be alive, dealing with the body … from the inside, exploring it as a place rather than an object’.”  Ashraf Jamal

WHAT: ‘Close’
WHERE: Deepest Darkest Gallery,  20 Dixon St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
WHEN: Opening 5 September
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