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Sanlam Art Gallery

Against the Grain: Sanlam

Various Artists
Against the Grain: Sanlam, Exhibition Invitation ,


Sanlam Head Office 2 Strand Road Bellville South Africa

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Various Artists at Sanlam Art Gallery

'Against the Grain' profiles five wood sculptors from the Cape – Isaac Makeleni, Ishmael Thyssen, Shepherd Mbanya, Timothy Mafenuka and Thami Kiti. Working for decades with little acknowledgment and support, these artists have produced significant works that are skilful and imaginative, earnest playful. They address a diversity of themes that engage with the recent and distant past as well as the contemporary present. Against the Grain questions their marginalisation within the South African artworld, as well as the low visibility of black African wood sculptors within the broader discourse of contemporary African art.


04 December 2013 - 07 February 2015