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"STAND A LITTLE LESS BETWEEN ME AND THE SUN" An exhibition about the necessarily not knowable held on the day that doesn't exist.

A solo exhibition by

AUDREY ANDERSON March 2020

142 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood | info@gallery2.co.za | 011 447 0155/98 | www.gallery2.co.za


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Audrey Anderson was born in Sunnyside Pretoria (b.1982), now living and working in Johannesburg. She started her arts education at Pro Arte Alpen Park from where she matriculated. She graduated at The University of Pretoria with a BA Fine Arts (honors) Degree, specializing in narrative drawing. After graduation she worked aboard as a junior art director in Dubai on the Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah Project. In 2008 she returned to South Africa where she worked as a curator and gallery manager in Pretoria. Later she moved to Johannesburg to work part time as an artist and communications coordinator at VANSA. Audrey has exhibited locally and internationally at art fairs, group exhibitions and has had 2 project space solo exhibitions at Gordart and Brundyn + Gonsalves. In 2016, Audrey was the overall SA Taxi Foundation Art Award winner. Audrey is currently works as a full time artist and has a studio space in Johannesburg. “Born in South Africa, I come from a family full of different kinds of artists, where I am one of the few that has taken it up as a career, where my livelihood depends on it. I have been practicing as a professional artist for 15 years, and I have been drawing for over 30 years. I am pleased to have exhibited all around the world and my artworks have included private and big corporate collections. I have won a prize, been nominated and selected to be part of some prestigious art ventures and selected for a sponsored residence in Finland. I always felt that what I do as an artist is necessary and which is reinforced with lots of support. Thank you.� - Audrey


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Casting a shadow on a person who is enjoying the sun is a little like criticism descending on an artwork. It loses its unique implicit meaning. “STAND A LITTLE LESS BETWEEN ME AND THE SUN” is a push back against the explicit in order to simply experience the implicit. It is to be relieved of the need to conceptualise art to the point where our bodies don't understand it anymore. A Metaphor: One day a person in their daily environment is swept up in a moment of sudden realisation as an intuitive idea grabs a hold of her. This idea is manifested into a unique drawn painting. We see a bunch of deconstructed fragments, shapes and lines harmonised into a whole embodied artwork. A tacit meaning occurs between another person and the artwork as he looks at it. The artwork potentially evokes a latent understanding in him. Then the artwork starts to get various responses from different people with some saying “I don’t know why, but I love it.” Others stand still in silence. Some respond emotionally; getting angry or laugh and some just glance at it in passing. It seems that the artwork depends on who is looking at it and what they bring from within themselves to see it. Making and seeing an artwork appears to be about a relationship. A human condition. This is all very mysterious and needs closer inspection. Another idea comes along and says, “There is something not knowable about this artwork. It needs to be deconstructed and understood.” The idea casts a shadow of criticism. The shadow engages and starts dissecting the art into fragments. No longer embodied, but calculated and structured. Like a map laid out perfectly so that everyone can understand it in unison. The idea says “Ah! Now I know what this thing is,” and the artist looks back and says, “that is very useful thank you, but the map is not the same as the territory” understood or implied without being stated.


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Between Fordsburg and Newtown, Archival ink on canvas, 170 x 130cm


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A map is not the territory, Archival ink on canvas, 80 x 60 cm


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White Rabbit, Archival ink on Canvas, 35 x 25cm

Lend an ear, Archival ink on canvas, 35 x 25cm


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Between Curiocity and Mutti, Archival ink on canvas, 100 x 90cm


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Considering, Archival ink on canvas, 35 x 25cm

On stage, Archival ink on canvas, 35 x 25cm


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A Crow, Archival ink on canvas, 35 x 25 cm


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Tame, Archival ink on canvas, 25 x 25 cm


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If nothing else, Archival ink on canvas, 25 x 35cm


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Gravetrees, Archival ink on canvas, 25 x 35 cm


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Spotted, Archival ink on canvas, 35 x 35 cm

Stretch, Archival ink on canvas, 35 x 35 cm


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Lost in Thought, Archival ink on canvas, 25 x 25cm


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Outside Springbok, Archival ink on canvas, 25 x 25 cm


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Sirocco, Archival ink on canvas, 25 x 35cm


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Crow Walk, Archival ink on canvas, 25 x 25 cm

Karel, Archival ink on canvas, 25 x 25 cm


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Finding Parking, Archival Ink on Canvas, 77 x 77cm


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Cactus, Archival ink on canvas, 25 x 25 cm


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I don't remember exactly, Archival ink on Canvas, 35 x 35cm


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Rather Not, Archival ink on canvas, 35 x 25cm

Untitled, Archival ink on Canvas, 35 x 25cm


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Over Time, Archival ink on canvas, 35 x 35cm


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Over Time (bugs), Archival ink on canvas, 35 x 35cm


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It's do or die, Archival ink on canvas, 80 x 80 cm


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Life Guards, Archival ink on canvas, 25 x 25cm


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Looking for Knives, Archival Ink on Canvas, 75 x 75 cm


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Too close for comfort, Archival Ink on Canvas, 75 x 75 cm


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"STAND A LITTLE LESS BETWEEN ME AND THE SUN" An exhibition about the necessarily not knowable held on the day that doesn't exist. A solo exhibition by

AUDREY ANDERSON Please contact us should you have any questions or queries info@gallery2.co.za

142 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood | info@gallery2.co.za | 011 447 0155/98 | www.gallery2.co.za

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Audrey Anderson - ' Stand a little less between me and the sun" - March 2020 - Gallery 2  

Casting a shadow on a person who is enjoying the sun is a little like criticism descending on an artwork. It loses its unique implicit meani...

Audrey Anderson - ' Stand a little less between me and the sun" - March 2020 - Gallery 2  

Casting a shadow on a person who is enjoying the sun is a little like criticism descending on an artwork. It loses its unique implicit meani...

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