Jeremy Wafer / Strata / 2014

About

When Jeremy Wafer won the Sasol Wax Art Award in 2006 for his installation Geography, Clive Kellner called the piece a powerful confrontation that demanded that viewers use “their personal history in understanding the work, thereby allowing the artist to engage with his audience in decoding the installation”. In his new exhibition at Goodman Gallery titled Strata, Wafer continues to explore the physical and psychic processes involved in the actualisation of art. Concerned equally with material as form as with the potential for political and personal evocations in material, Wafer identifies his practice as post-minimalist. Rather than attempting to create works that are devoid of reference outside of themselves and their formal make-up, material and form are used as a way of inducing feeling and evoking a political and personal narrative. Wafer’s interest in the relationship between memory and location manifests in sculptures, drawings and photographs, which exist as instigators of remembrance and narrative, where “significance lies in between the works rather than in them”.

Jeremy Wafer was born in Durban in 1953 and studied at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg (B.A.F.A.1979) and at the University of the Witwatersrand (B.A. Hons. in Art History 1980 and M.A. Fine Art 1987). He was appointed Associate Professor at the School of Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from 2004 where he has held the positions of Head of the Department of Fine Art and History of Art. He has exhibited regularly in South Africa and abroad. His work is represented in the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, the South African National Gallery, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and in many other museum, private and corporate collections. His retrospective show Survey, was exhibited at the Wits Museum of Art in Johannesburg in 2013.

  • Measure

    Jeremy Wafer

    Measure, 2007/2014

    Paint and wood

    220 x 10 x 10

  • Shelf

    Jeremy Wafer

    Shelf, 2014

    Pencil and varnish on paper

    103 x 133cm

  • Strata

    Jeremy Wafer

    Strata , 2014

    Pencil and varnish on paper

    103 x 133cm

  • Rooms

    Jeremy Wafer

    Rooms, 2014

    Pencil and varnish on paper

    103 x 133cm

  • Pallet

    Jeremy Wafer

    Pallet, 2014

    Pencil and varnish on paper

    103 x 133cm

  • Plumb

    Jeremy Wafer

    Plumb, 2014

    Steel

    20c diameter x 32cm long

  • Strata

    Jeremy Wafer

    Strata, 2014

    Wood and Wax

    100 x 100 x 100

  • Corrugated Floor

    Jeremy Wafer

    Corrugated Floor, 2014

    5 cast concrete panels

    Each measuring 72 x 180cm

  • Table

    Jeremy Wafer

    Table, 2014

    Site specific oxide drawing

    196 x 198

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Fence Post, Mexico, 2000

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Fence Post, Mexico, 2000, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Acacia II

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Acacia II, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Acacia I, 2010

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Acacia I, 2010, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Marker, Civitella Ranieri, 2002

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Marker, Civitella Ranieri, 2002, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Fence, Pietermaritzburg 1979

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Fence, Pietermaritzburg 1979, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Congella Power station II 1985

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Congella Power station II 1985, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Mounds, Northern Cape, 2012

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Mounds, Northern Cape, 2012, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Cairn Isandlawana, 1994

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Cairn Isandlawana, 1994, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Congella Power station I , 1985

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Congella Power station I , 1985, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Railroad track, 2012

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Railroad track, 2012, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Richmond, Northern Cape 2012

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Richmond, Northern Cape 2012, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • Coal dump, 2012

    Jeremy Wafer

    Coal dump, 2012, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Bound Sticks, 1978

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Bound Sticks, 1978, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Wood pile, 1978

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Wood pile, 1978, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Harbour, 1986

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Harbour, 1986, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • In collaboration with Colleen Wafer
Silo, 1985

    Jeremy Wafer

    In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Silo, 1985, 2014

    Photoemulsion on galvanised steel

    20 x 14cm

  • Shelf

    Jeremy Wafer

    Shelf, 2014

    Steel

    210 x 321 x 30cm

  • Core

    Jeremy Wafer

    Core, 2013

    Cast concrete

    3 units of 1m length by 20 cm diameter

  • Corrugated Floor Panel

    Jeremy Wafer

    Corrugated Floor Panel, 2014

    1 Cast concrete Panel

    72 x 180cm

  • Stones series (a)

    Jeremy Wafer

    Stones series (a), 2001

    Lambda print

    105 x 105cm

  • Stones series (d)

    Jeremy Wafer

    Stones series (d), 2014

    105 x 105cm

  • Black House I, II, III

    Jeremy Wafer

    Black House I, II, III, 2014

    Acrylic resin and oxide

    30 x 40 x 39cm

    Edition of 3

  • Installation picture [Jeremy Wafer / Strata / 2014]
  • Installation picture [Jeremy Wafer / Strata / 2014]
  • Installation picture [Jeremy Wafer / Strata / 2014]