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Sat, 30 Jan


99 Loop Gallery

Cow Mash

Cow Mash is the self-given name of Limpopo-born artist, Kgaogelo Mashilo. Mash, born in 1994, creates multidisciplinary artworks laden with analogies and symbolism of cow-like figures.

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Cow Mash
Cow Mash

Time & Location

30 Jan 2021, 10:00 – 27 Feb 2021, 14:00

99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

About the Exhibition

Cow Mash’s work is inspired by her artist moniker and the cultures and symbols of the cow within the Sepedi traditions, as well as globally. The artist creates drawings on faux leather, often making use of other synthetic materials. Following this theme, 'Hide and Seek' is a presentation of Cow Mash's new work. 

"In this mini body of work, the hide (cowhide) is metaphorically imagined as a layer of clothing humans hide in. I use the Sepedi traditional attire as inspiration for variations of attires worn by the works. Clothing is interesting as an archive of cultural transformation. Through clothing we can seek and investigate the origins of trends, the adaptations of living, and through this the developments of culture. Thus: ‘hide and seek’ the game of tracking culture and exploring personal fingerprints through clothing."- Cow Mash

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