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Saturday, August 8, 2015


(Colour photograph face-mounted on acrylic)

The Durban Art Gallery is currently hosting Green Screen, an exhibition of photographs by Durban artist Janet Solomon.

The intention of the exhibition is to set up associations between reality and artifice, death and life. The term “Green Screen” is used in the digital world when an image of a subject is taken against a green background. The green is then erased and replaced by a different background thus manipulating reality.

Solomon compares this technique to the way in which museums traditionally displayed groups of people or animals in dioramas. This results in a false sense of reality, comparable to how the Green Screen manipulates the digital image.

This is Janet Solomon’s fifth solo show, comprising more than 30 works from 2011 to 2014.

The Durban Art Gallery on situated on the 2nd Floor, City Hall, Anton Lembede Street. For more information, contact Jabu Mngwengwe on 031 311 2264/8 /