David Koloane / Twenty Ten and Other Things

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29 APRIL -27 MAY 2010.

Goodman Gallery Cape proudly presents a solo exhibition of new and recent drawings and prints by David Koloane. The exhibition foregrounds Koloane’s decades-long exploration of the bustle and frictions of the inner city of Johannesburg, where Koloane has his studio. In his work, Koloane negotiates actual and symbolic tensions between the vertical planes of high-rise buildings and the low pulse of crowd-filled streets, viewed through hazy early morning or late afternoon smog. The moods and shifts in the city’s light and landscape are represented in Koloane’s gestural marks and his colourful but earthy palette. This work lends credence to Ivor Powell’s observation that Koloane’s ‘expressive and representational realisation makes the canvas into a site of subliminally emotive suggestion as much as a representational equivalent of observed reality.’

A new body of work included on the exhibition playfully engages with the soccer mania sweeping the country. Koloane has created a series of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings depicting a player in action – legs flailing in strong circular movements. Reminiscent of mandalas, the movement poetically captures the dynamics of the beautiful game.

David Koloane is one of the important South African artists of recent decades. His contribution to the visual arts spans criticism, curation, developmental interests and a prolific career as a practitioner. A founding member of the Bag Factory (Fordsburg Artists’ Studios) in Johannesburg, Koloane was instrumental in establishing a presence in southern Africa for the Triangle Trust, an international network of artists and arts organisations. He has exhibited widely and his work is represented in major collections including Iziko South African National Gallery, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Wits Art Galleries as well as the Botswana National Museum.

  • Diskiology I

    David Koloane

    Diskiology I, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    170 x 126 cm

  • Diskiology II

    David Koloane

    Diskiology II, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    165 x 126 cm

  • Diskiology III

    David Koloane

    Diskiology III, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    146 x 126 cm

  • Mass Movement I

    David Koloane

    Mass Movement I, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    215.5 x 109 cm

  • Mass Movement II

    David Koloane

    Mass Movement II, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    110 x 109 cm

  • Night Shift

    David Koloane

    Night Shift, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    86 x 215 cm

  • Taxis

    David Koloane

    Taxis, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    133.5 x 80.5 cm

  • Mother and Child

    David Koloane

    Mother and Child, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    98.5 x 111.5 cm

  • Crossings

    David Koloane

    Crossings, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    98.5 x 111.5 cm

  • Mass Movement III

    David Koloane

    Mass Movement III, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    92 x 109 cm

  • Waiting I

    David Koloane

    Waiting I, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    76 x 106 cm

  • Waiting II

    David Koloane

    Waiting II, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    76 x 106 cm

  • Street Doves I

    David Koloane

    Street Doves I, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    61.5 x 86 cm

  • Street Doves II

    David Koloane

    Street Doves II, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    63.5 x 92.5 cm

  • Bar

    David Koloane

    Bar, 2008

    Mixed media on paper

    20.5 x 29 cm

  • Traffic IV

    David Koloane

    Traffic IV, 2008

    Mixed media on paper

    20.5 x 29 cm

  • Traffic II

    David Koloane

    Traffic II, 2008

    Mixed media on paper

    20.5 x 29 cm

  • Pigeon Square

    David Koloane

    Pigeon Square, 2008

    Mixed media on paper

    20.5 x 29 cm

  • Commuters I

    David Koloane

    Commuters I, 2008

    Mixed media on paper

    20.5 x 29 cm

  • Singer

    David Koloane

    Singer, 2008

    Mixed media on paper

    20.5 x 29 cm

  • Traffic III

    David Koloane

    Traffic III, 2009

    Mixed media on paper

    20.5 x 29 cm

  • Traffic V

    David Koloane

    Traffic V, 2008

    Mixed media on paper

    20.5 x 29 cm

  • Traffic I

    David Koloane

    Traffic I, 2008

    Mixed media on paper

    20.5 x 29 cm

  • Commuters II

    David Koloane

    Commuters II, 2009

    Mixed media on paper

    20.5 x 29 cm

  • Dancers

    David Koloane

    Dancers, 2009

    Mixed media on paper

    14.5 x 21 cm

  • Musicians II

    David Koloane

    Musicians II, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    14.5 x 21 cm

  • Musicians

    David Koloane

    Musicians, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    14.5 x 21 cm

  • Saxophonist

    David Koloane

    Saxophonist, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    15 x 10.5 cm

  • Saxophonists

    David Koloane

    Saxophonists, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    14.5 x 21 cm

  • Construction Workers

    David Koloane

    Construction Workers, 2008

    Mixed media on paper

    10.5 x 15 cm

  • Shoppers II

    David Koloane

    Shoppers II, 2008

    Mixed media on paper

    10.5 x 15 cm

  • Pedestrians

    David Koloane

    Pedestrians, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    15. x 10.5 cm

  • Woman's Face

    David Koloane

    Woman's Face, 2008

    Mixed media on paper

    15 x 10.5 cm

  • Shoppers I

    David Koloane

    Shoppers I, 2009

    Mixed media on paper

    10.5 x 15 cm

  • Diskiology V

    David Koloane

    Diskiology V, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    184 x 127 cm

  • Mass Movement IV

    David Koloane

    Mass Movement IV, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    107.5 x 126 cm

  • Street Doves III

    David Koloane

    Street Doves III, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    64 x 88.5 cm

  • Blindfold

    David Koloane

    Blindfold, 2009

    Mixed media on paper

    14.5 x 21 cm

  • Untitled I

    David Koloane

    Untitled I, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    14.5 x 21 cm

  • Untitled II

    David Koloane

    Untitled II, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    14.5 x 21 cm

  • Newspaper

    David Koloane

    Newspaper, 2010

    Mixed media on paper

    14.5 x 21 cm

  • Doves

    David Koloane

    Doves, 2008

    Mixed media on paper

    14.5 x 21 cm

  • Installation picture [David Koloane / Twenty Ten and Other Things]
  • Installation picture [David Koloane / Twenty Ten and Other Things]
  • Installation picture [David Koloane / Twenty Ten and Other Things]
  • Installation picture [David Koloane / Twenty Ten and Other Things]
  • Installation picture [David Koloane / Twenty Ten and Other Things]
  • Installation picture [David Koloane / Twenty Ten and Other Things]
  • Installation picture [David Koloane / Twenty Ten and Other Things]