Kalashnikovv Gallery is proud to present Craig Smith’s next solo exhibition entitled “Battle lines, the death of Actually”
Battle lines; a line drawn in the sand, the setting out of boundaries and the brush marks made on the surface of the canvas.
The studio is the battlefield, where the push and pull of the human condition is encountered and reflected on. The death of Actually: How much of our experience and emotions are being conditioned by the altered ego on a daily basis? Feeding on the rise of narcissistic thought and opinion, the fuel of Fakebook and Instaglam and Twatter. Giving rise to populist narcissistic leaders in South Africa, America, Turkey, Russia the list goes on…
Maybe we should turn to self and the eternal battle with the super ego, its own becoming. Wrestle empathy away from doubt and anxiety of modern living.
Who will leave the ring?
Craig A Smith
IN THE WRECK ROOM
In celebration of Women’s Month, The Wreck Room is proud to announce our first group exhibition with the ever powerful Karabo Poppy Moletsane (Illustrator), Nikki Zakkas (Photographer), C.LIT Clothing and Nicole (Tattoo Artist from Fallen Heroes Studio).
Karabo Poppy Moletsane is making waves with her Illustration style that is dedicated to the cultural preservation of the South African aesthetic. Her dedication to the work and mantra that she works behind was recently recognised by Instagram and ELLE. After working with her during the Once in Johannesburg artist Residency Programme, we look forward to exhibiting some of her newest works in The Wreck Room.
Nikki Zakkas, the rising star of Documentary and Editorial Photography has been creating incredibly dreamy and noteworthy images, amidst the current worldwide discussions on Women Empowerment and performance. Despite being incredibly well informed on the Art Scene, we are looking forward to her debut as an artist, in The Wreck Room.
C.LIT Clothing, the Cape Town based brand, has had many eyes on them during their rapid growth of their Women Empowerment based apparel. Their slogan tee’s, that use direct phrases to address sexual liberation within the patriarchy, will be on display in The Wreck Room. We look forward to having them there on the opening evening. For the duration of the exhibition, the tee’s will be available for order and purchase, for their debut in The City of Gold.
Just because Women empowerment is something that lasts longer than a month, we are excited to announce that Nicole from Fallen Heroes will be present on the opening evening to offer some permanence to the celebration. We will provide further information on the prospect of getting inked by her, shortly. In the meantime, check out some of her current works on Instagram. Her line work is wild.