Jeremy Wafer at the DAG
Jeremy Wafer, recent Vita nominee and subject of one of the TAXI monographs, is highly respected nationally for work that is minimal in appearance yet deeply associative in content. Known primarily as a sculptor he often works in photography and drawing, early on in his career winning the Standard Bank National Drawing Award.
In talking of the current show Wafer says it will include "a selection of work from the past few years and will be of work which, in the main, deals with issues of "land" and the ways it has been owned, controlled, claimed, and ordered but also the ways in which it has provided me with a more open "site or space" for more personal speculation and, at times, abstract thought". The show comes to Durban after a successful outing in Stellenbosch recently.
Well known to Durbanites as a teacher and academic, having lectured at Technikon Natal from 1983 to 2002, Wafer has recently moved to Johannesburg where he heads the Department of Fine Art at the Witwatersrand Technikon. His work is held in both national and international collections. This will be the first major showing of Wafer's work at the Durban Art Gallery.
Opening: 6 pm, December 12
Closing: January 26 2003
Durban Art Gallery, 2nd floor, City Hall, Smith Street
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