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Monday, March 5, 2012


(Andries Gouws: “Grahamstown residence room with red curtains 2009-2011, oil on canvas)

Andries Gouws will exhibit his Pedestrian Paintings at the KZNSA Gallery from March 6.

The exhibition will be opened by Sally-Ann Murray, who is an Associate Professor of English Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban), where she heads the department. She is the author of the novel Small Moving Parts (Cape Town: Kwela, 2009), for which she won both the M-Net Award for fiction and the Herman Charles Bosman prize in 2010. She is also an award-winning poet.

As a creative writer and academic interested in exploring various forms of artistic practise, she has collaborated with the Flatfoot Dance Company in producing poetry text to accompany the production Premonitions and, as part of Poetry Africa 2006, she exhibited Circumstanzas, an assemblage of text/object ‘odd-boxes’ intended to highlight a poesies of found object and crafted artefact. She has previously published articles on the art of Willem Boshoff and Leora Farber, and on the experimental fiction of Ivan Vladislavić as a form of conceptual art.

Pedestrian Paintings opens in the KZNSA Gallery’s Main Gallery on March 6 a6 18h00.