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Dead and Dreaming (still life) 2 November - 1 DECEMBER 2017 I CATALOGUE

ad-reflex i vusi beauchamp i olaf bisschoff i eric duplan i heidi fourie i matthew hazell i ronel de jager i claire lichtenstein i jp meyer i leannne oliver i jennifer ord i tanya poole i marc pradervand i elizaveta rukavishnikova i willie saayman i jaco van schalkwyk Like the god Pan, painting has frequently been proclaimed dead. First the photograph killed it and then Duchamp with the readymade. His criticism of retinal art removed technical virtuosity as painting’s primary virtue. However, in the panic of its own demise the medium found a way out of potential redundancy to redefine itself as infinitely flexible. The assimilatory capacity of painting is where its true virtue lies; consuming whatever seems to pose a threat to its relevance. It seems that this very crisis is what allows the artists who employ this sensual, gestural medium to continually reformulate its scope and character. Through its fluidity, the material responds to the pressures placed on it. The exhibition, Dead and dreaming (still life) aims to draw together a small selection of artists who have significantly contributed, in one way or another, to the vitality of painting in a contemporary South African context.

Priest Gallery and Espressobar I 142 Jan Smuts Avenue I Rosebank I Johannesburg I 074 5151 3247 I www.priest.co.za


OLAF BISHOFF Fire Oil on Canvas on Board 2017 40 x 50 cm R13,000


Tanya Poole The becoming Child (Sophie in the pool) Oil on Canvas 2012 100 x 80 cm R22,000


JP MEYER Communion Oil on Canvas 2017 60 x 80 cm R10,500


JP MEYER Baptism Oil on Canvas 2017 60 x 80 cm R10,500


Elizaveta Rukavishnikova Arabs are the new niggas Acrylic on canvas 2017 39 x 32.5 cm R10,000


HEIDI FOURIE Resurrect Oil on Board 2017 40 x 40 cm R7,600


HEIDI FOURIE Bodies Terrestrial Oil on Board 2017 40 x 40 cm R7,600


WILLIE SAAYMAN Don Quixote Oil on Canvas 2017 48.5 x 38 cm R5,000


WILLIE SAAYMAN Your Dreams We Live Oil on Canvas 2017 62.5 x 82.5 cm R11,000


Vusi BEAUCHAMP Birds of a feather Mixed media on Fabriano 2017 33,5 x 33,5 cm R19,500


DeaD AND DREAMING (STILL LIFE) Opening night


AD-REFLEX Aftermath Oil on digital composition on board 2017 190 x 130 cm R55,000


LEANNE OLIVER Dandelion’s Gold Oil on Wood 2017 59 x 75 cm R17,500


DeaD AND DREAMING (STILL LIFE) Opening night


LEANNE OLIVER Symbiotic Dreams II Oil and pigment ink on Fabriano 2017 50 x 65 cm R9,800


Jaco van Schalkwyk Curio 1 Found Object – mixed media 2017 9 x 10 x 6 cm R12,000


Jaco van Schalkwyk Omnium Gatherum (Collaboration with Allen Laing) Found Object – mixed media 2017 23 x 5.5 x 5 cm R14,000


Jaco van Schalkwyk His things are still here II Oil on Belgian linen 2017 30 x 18 cm R20,000


Ronel DE JAGER Quiet Night Oil on board 2015 60 x 40 cm R7,500


Claire Lichtenstein Desiccated Blooms I Oil on Canvas 2017 24 x 18 cm R4,200


Claire Lichtenstein Desiccated Blooms II Oil on Canvas 2017 24 x 18 cm R4,200


Claire Lichtenstein Desiccated Blooms III Oil on Canvas 2017 24 x 18 cm R4,200


Claire Lichtenstein Flutter Oil on Canvas 2017 100.5 x 100.5 cm R14,200


JEnnifer Ord A Slice of Paradise Acrylic on Prepared Masonite 2014 65 x 49 cm R12,100


ERIC DUPLIN The Lucid Seeker Charcoal on Paper 2017 1500 x 1300 cm R49,800


MArc Pracdervand The Evil Rat of Treason Acrylic on Board 2016 32 x 32 cm R3,000


MArc Pracdervand Son of A Bitch Acrylic on Board 2016 32 x 32 cm R3,000


MArc Pracdervand The Midwife Acrylic on Board 2016 32 x 32 cm R3,000


Matthew Hazel Me… Oil on canvas 2017 19.5 x 20 cm R1,500


Matthew Hazel With… Oil on canvas 2017 14.5 x 15 cm R1,200


DeaD AND DREAMING (STILL LIFE) A warm thank you to all of the phenomenal artists who worked alongside us to create this exhibition.


For further information contact: Priest Gallery and Espressobar wayne@priest.co.za | alison@priest.co.za | 0745253247 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Dead and Dreaming (still life) Catalogue 2017 Priest Gallery  

AD-reflex I Vusi Beauchamp I Olaf Bisschoff I Eric Duplan I Heidi Fourie I Matthew Hazell I Ronel de Jager I Claire Lichtenstein I JP Meyer...

Dead and Dreaming (still life) Catalogue 2017 Priest Gallery  

AD-reflex I Vusi Beauchamp I Olaf Bisschoff I Eric Duplan I Heidi Fourie I Matthew Hazell I Ronel de Jager I Claire Lichtenstein I JP Meyer...

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