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Sat, 30 Jan


99 Loop Gallery

Rory Emmett

Rory Emmett is a South African artist living and working in Cape Town. He interrogates colour and its various ideological and material implications, referencing the personal and political by working with what he finds around and within himself as his most immediate point of departure.

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Rory Emmett
Rory Emmett

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

Rory Emmett works in a de-constructivist approach to the language, performance and alchemy of painting. HEWN is a brand new solo exhibition comprising of the artist's paintings and installation elements.

"In the past months - in what’s been a difficult and formative time for many, I’ve been exploring various creative approaches in working with paradoxical ideas of solidity and malleability in surface and extending these concepts to form. These visual enquiries have been cathartic as they’ve allowed me to further explore ideas of nationalism, identity, labour, value and materiality within painting and art-making processes more generally. The abstract and figurative fragments on show serve as relics of ancient traditions that have made their way into a tumultuous present moment, yet move towards a constant state of formation to be reexamined." - Rory Emmett

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