Coinciding with the emergence of Spring – a time of renewal, hope, and inevitable change – this exhibition offers a unique approach to the landscape genre and reflects on our relationship with built and natural environments. Kruger and Cohen, each with close links to architecture and spatial design, demonstrate a sensitivity to the material considerations of artmaking and how their practice is informed by the world around them. While formally and conceptually distinct, both artists explore the wellspring of their respective environments and reflect on their capacity for growth and discovery as well as their thematic opposites – ruin and decay. It seems apt then, that while the air is marked by an inexplicable yet palpable gladness and anticipation it is also a season as described by Emily Dickinson imbued with “a quality of loss”.
Accordingly, the meeting of these two contemporary artists in the heart of the Cape Winelands set against the striking milieu of the Drakenstein Valley, prompts viewers to (re)consider their interactions with the earth and encourages reflection on our relationship with synthetic and natural materials.
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