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RODAN KANE HART | STRUCTURE 13 - 26 January 2013


RODAN KANE HART | structure

This January, Nirox Foundation and NIROXprojects will host an exhibition of sculptures as well as the unveiling of a new permanent experiential structure in the Nirox Sculpture Park both by Rodan Kane Hart. Hart has explored the subject of spatial perception within the complex and changing structures of the South African city for a number of years. Having lived in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, he began to investigate the physical & historical context of these two spaces. He has adopted a series of architectural and urban design approaches in order to read and understand these urban localities. Previous projects have often attempted to identify, expose and subsequently ‘unpack’ noteworthy ideological constructs underpinning numerous urban forms within these particular contemporary South African cities. Hart’s most recent series of steel sculptures/structures and drawings investigate what is revealed when manufacturing tectonic forms and how an understanding of this affects its very constructed ‘nature’. The Sculpture Exhibition and the Nirox Pavilion seeks to elicit the audience’s awareness of themselves within the space around them. “I am interested in attempting to reconcile formal abstraction with seemingly incongruous subjects from personal experiences. The works attempt to set up physical and visual parameters to mediate, spaces and patterns to contemplate, processes and experiences to cogitate and reflections and refractions to ruminate” On 14 December 2012 artist Rodan Kane Hart moved in to the NIROXprojects space with his equipment and material for his stay as resident artist at Arts on Main, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg. During this residency, which is a continuation of a residency earlier this year at the Nirox Foundation in the cradle of humankind, Hart will be working on his upcoming solo Structure which will be held at the Nirox project space from 13 - 26 January 2013. Up until then Hart be using the project space as a ‘transparent studio’ during which time we welcome ‘studio’ visits by any interested parties, by appointment either through the project manager, or by contacting Hart.


Work in progress | Transparent Studio | Rodan Kane Hart | NIROXprojects | December 2012 - January 2013


Work in progress | Transparent Studio | Rodan Kane Hart | NIROXprojects | December 2012 - January 2013


Work in progress | Transparent Studio | Rodan Kane Hart | NIROXprojects | December 2012 - January 2013


Work in progress | Transparent Studio | Rodan Kane Hart | NIROXprojects | December 2012 - January 2013


Work in progress | Transparent Studio | Rodan Kane Hart | NIROXprojects | December 2012 - January 2013


Steelfile Drawing: Diagonal Movement | Offset Lithograph | 480mm x 680mm | Rodan Kane Hart | October 2012


Steelfile Drawing: Disrupted Movement | Offset Lithograph | 480mm x 680mm | Rodan Kane Hart | October 2012


Steelfile Drawing: Dissipation | Offset Lithograph | 480mm x 680mm | Rodan Kane Hart | October 2012


Steelfile Drawing: Distortion | Offset Lithograph | 480mm x 680mm | Rodan Kane Hart | October 2012


Steelfile Drawing: Evaporation | Offset Lithograph | 480mm x 680mm | Rodan Kane Hart | October 2012


Steelfile Drawing: Horizontal with Plateaus | Offset Lithograph | 480mm x 680mm | Rodan Kane Hart | October 2012


Steelfile Drawing: Horizontal, Vertical, Diagonal | Offset Lithograph | 480mm x 680mm | Rodan Kane Hart | October 2012


Steelfile Drawing: Lines with Curves | Offset Lithograph | 480mm x 680mm | Rodan Kane Hart | October 2012


Steelfile Drawing: Rigid Plateau | Offset Lithograph | 480mm x 680mm | Rodan Kane Hart | October 2012


Steelfile Drawing: Rounded Movement | Offset Lithograph | 480mm x 680mm | Rodan Kane Hart | October 2012


Steelfile Drawing: Sweeping | Offset Lithograph | 480mm x 680mm | Rodan Kane Hart | October 2012


Steelfile Drawing: Vertical Movement | Offset Lithograph | 480mm x 680mm | Rodan Kane Hart | October 2012


Installation view | Selected Notebooks | Paper on ink | Various sizes | Rodan Kane Hart | 2010 - 2013


Nirox Pavilion | Copper Brazing Rods & Silver Solder | 34cm x 20,5cm x 18cm | Rodan Kane Hart | 2012


Shape - Shapes | Copper Brazing Rods & Silver Solder | 21cm x 19cm x 21cm | Rodan Kane Hart | 2012


Structure Preliminary Study | Copper Brazing Rods & Silver Solder | 30cm x 20cm x 8cm | Rodan Kane Hart | 2012


Pattern Pavilion | Copper Brazing Rods & Silver Solder | 28cm x 18cm x 24cm | Rodan Kane Hart | 2012


Truss Twist | Copper Brazing Rods & Silver Solder | 25cm x 16cm x 30cm | Rodan Kane Hart | 2012


Installation view | Reflective Form | Stainless steel mirror | 120cm x 56cm x 101cm | Rodan Kane Hart | 21 December 2012 (as part of Re-Birth event at Nirox)


Installation view | Exploded Kaleidoscope | Matt black mild steel & Mirror stainless steel | 1,6m x 1,6m x 2,2m | Rodan Kane Hart | 2013


Installation view | Structure Twist | Matt black mild steel | 0,87m x 1,0m x 2,5m | Rodan Kane Hart | 2013


Installation view | Shape - Shapes | Matt black mild steel | 1,97m x 1,99m x 2,45m | Rodan Kane Hart | 2013


Installation view | New Pavilion Walls | Rusted mild steel | 0,5m x 1,89m x 1,94m | Rodan Kane Hart | 2013


Installation view | Emerging Illusionistic Bend | Matt black mild steel | 5,5m x 2m - 0m gradient x 400mm width | Rodan Kane Hart | 2013


Installation view | Structure Table |Editioned books and Litho Posters | Rodan Kane Hart | 2013


Page 1 | Offset litho prints on 300gsm Munken archival paper | A2 size | Edition of 50 | In collaboration with Ben Johnson | Rodan Kane Hart | 2013


Page 2 | Offset litho prints on 300gsm Munken archival paper | A2 size | Edition of 50 | In collaboration with Ben Johnson | Rodan Kane Hart | 2013


Page 3 | Offset litho prints on 300gsm Munken archival paper | A2 size | Edition of 50 | In collaboration with Ben Johnson | Rodan Kane Hart | 2013


Page 4 | Offset litho prints on 300gsm Munken archival paper | A2 size | Edition of 50 | In collaboration with Ben Johnson | Rodan Kane Hart | 2013


CV Rodan Kane Hart (b. 1988), Currently living and working in Cape Town & Johannesburg. Hart completed two years of Fine Art at Wits University in Johannesburg during the years of 2008/2009, transferring to complete his undergraduate studies at the Michaelis School of Fine Art (Uct) in Cape Town during 2010/2011. Hart has taken part in numerous group and independent exhibitions throughout his university and professional career since 2004, including; Reflection: Strips (2012) a gallery intervention at Blank Projects, Positive Tension (2012) and Outside The Lines: An Exploration of Abstract Materiality (2012), at WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery, Form Follows Attitude (2012) at Blank Projects, Halakasha (2010) curated by Fiona Rankin Smith at the Standard Bank Art Gallery in Johannesburg, & Time’s Arrow (2010) curated by Anthea Buys at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Hart has further been instrumental in initiating independent art exhibitions and events, both in Cape Town & Johannesburg. Structure at NIROXprojects will be Hart’s first gallery Solo Exhibition, comprised of an entirely new body of work created during his residency at the Nirox Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind. 2013 will see the unveiling of a permanent experiential structure in the Nirox Sculpture Park, a public exhibition in Cape Town titled Situation on the Square curated by Hart, a forthcoming solo exhibition at WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery and a residency at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in England. http://rodankanehart.com/

Project Manager: Neil Nieuwoudt T: +27 72 350 4326 E: neil.nieuwoudt@gmail.com Catalogue design and layout: Neil Nieuwoudt www.niroxarts.com

R.K.HART - Structure Catalogue  

An exhibition catalogue of Rodan Kane Hart's solo at NIROXprojects, Arts on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa. 13.01.13 - 26.01.13

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