Kalashnikovv Gallery is pleased to invite you to Andrew Kayser’s solo exhibition:
“At Home, After Dark”. – A selection of new paintings and works on paper.
In Kayser’s second solo exhibition with Kalashnikovv Gallery, he explores the basis of meaning and how we prescribe its function through the language of art in our current society. In a world where we confine meaning – through myths,history, fiction and religion Kayser explores a sense of stability and order.
This most recent body of work invites us into a space that emphasizes the fleeting, intangible nature of meaning.
Through the use of peculiar juxtapositions, veiled archetypes,subjective stereotypes and expansive metaphors, the viewer is solicited to construct their own narrative.
‘At Home, After Dark’ offers a look into Andrew’s dark and complex take on the world: where moments are ambiguous, and nothing is absolute.
IN THE WRECK ROOM
Bae Magick By Carly Whitaker
Bae Magick is an experimental installation that will be on show at the Wreck Room from 20 July – 20 August 2017. It is a response to her online residencyby the same name (http://baemagick.x-temporary.org/) completed by digitalartist Carly Whitaker in early 2017. The online version explored casting spellsin line with the phases of the moon, allowing the viewer to capture a digital
energy. The spells enabled the artist and the viewer to prepare their space,set an intention, and through repetition, cast a bae spell.
The installation is an extension and physical manifestation of these ideas. The work looks at how we form relationships, how relationships manifest and howthey in end in the online space. We leave traces of our relationships and connections on our phones, in our most frequently used emojis, in our inboxes and on our newsfeeds: there is always a digital reminder of what was. Our
phones are so intertwined with our identities, how we operate in the real world and how we communicate with people. There are patterns that exist between the IRL (in real life) and URL spaces.
We use the digital space to help us form connections. The internet can give us so much – instantly! There seems to be so many solutions online for so many of our problems – including love and relationships. It’s just one swipe or click away. But the truth is, that there are algorithms which govern a lot of theinformation that is presented to or framed for us. We construct ourselves online and build an algorithmic identify which could be seen as our digital
aura. The digital medium seems magical; it seems so accessible. But is it? You have to be critically aware of the information that you receive and you have to be careful what you wish for.
Whitaker believes in a digital energy that exists within our phones and within our contemporary context – this exhibition is a manifestation of this belief.
The Garage curated by Healer Oran
Boys of Soweto Music is a collective made of Bobo Ndima aka Bob the Stylist and Snooks Ramotshela aka Snooks the Star Junkie. The duo is Joburg based and as the name suggests, they are boys of Soweto – born and bred. However, they are not limiting themselves to Soweto alone, they aim to set the local and international music world ablaze.
How do they plan to do this? By combining their strengths- music and fashion- to turn the industry on its head with interesting and eclectic sounds and looking stylish while doing it!
Their music is 90s influenced, with mostly boombap beats, celestial poetry and dope story telling rhymes. Their local influences include Optical Ill, Skwatta kamp, Proverb and Zubz. Their ultimate goal is to take baton from these phenomenal artist and reach even higher plateaus.
After releasing “The Code” an underground hit with a self directed music video,their most recent offering is “Do What You Love” featuring MissIsis a local
Female singer/song writer and producer who hails from the Eastern Cape.
Boys Of Soweto are also affilited with The Scottish Group which houses classic clothing brands like Polo, Pringle and Ben Sherman.