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Wednesday, July 24, 2013


(Circle 2. Oil on board, crockery in resin)

finders, keepers, arrangements, obsessions is the title of an exhibition of mixed media and found objects by Jane Jarvis which has just opened at the KZNSA’s Park Contemporary Gallery.

Jane Jarvis has this to say about her exhibition:

“This exhibition is about finding – searching for objects hidden away in old sewing boxes which belonged to my great grandmother. It is about keeping these things and questioning why human beings possess the desire to find, keep and collect. It is about how one collects, decides to keep and then how these ‘obsessions’ are arranged – sometimes alone and sometimes combined within a series.

These things become obsessions to the point of the collections/findings/ arrangements occupying space for generations.

My exhibition aims at examining what causes the human phenomenon of collection and exhibition or display. It is a human phenomenon either to collect and display or to visit collections and displays or both. It is through these presentations of objects/images – which can be didactic or reminiscent – that we endeavour to make sense of ourselves. It is our surroundings which we make ours through findings, keepings, arranging these findings and keepings and living with them occupying a peripheral space in our consciousness.”

finders, keepers, arrangements, obsessions runs until August 11. The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1703, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit