Sam Nhlengethwa / Glimpses of the Fifties and Sixties / 2004

About

The Goodman Gallery was proud to host an exhibition of works by Sam Nhlengethwa. The opening was on the Thursday 19th February 2004 and closed the Saturday 13th March 2004 at 16h00.

Sam says that ‘This exhibition is a culmination of a thought that began 10 years ago. Perhaps on some subconscious level it is very fitting that parallel to this show is the year we celebrate 10 years of democracy. The title of this exhibition is ‘Glimpses of the Fifties and Sixties’. I have chosen to work in the style to which I have become accustomed (collage) and to also explore my printing via the photogravure process. I think one of the reasons I like this process is that it has an element of collage in it, but the process is more physically involved and delicate. It entails digitizing an initial collage and working through at least five plates before even considering the trial print to be used for the series.

I sourced material from the Drum magazine archives and I also looked through my own family albums. The use of my own archive was important because I wanted to reflect an intimacy and a familiarity that would make the images accessible. Looking through the albums I reminisced about growing up in my grandmother’s house and how I always found the dining with the wedding photograph so intriguing. I also recalled enjoying a softball match in Westonaria (a small mining community on the West Rand) amidst the many dompas and curfew laws. Today these images have now been revived in the music videos of Mafikizolo and the ‘Stoned Cherry’ fashion label. I think I’m lucky in the sense that I have used art as an outlet for the frustrations I encountered during this time. My visual expression through painting was therapeutic and has now been transformed into what I believe to be a historical retrospective’.

  • 1966 VW Beetle

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    1966 VW Beetle, 2003

    Collage and oil on canvas

    45 x 60cm

  • A portrait of Tod Majikiza

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    A portrait of Tod Majikiza, 2003

    Collage and oil on canvas

    45 x 60cm

  • Mrs Ngobeni (my mother in law)

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Mrs Ngobeni (my mother in law), 2003

    Collage and oil on canvas

    45 x 60cm

  • News Time

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    News Time, 2003

    Collage and oil on canvas

    45 x 60cm

  • Portrait of Miriam Makeba

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Portrait of Miriam Makeba, 2003

    Collage and oil on canvas

    45 x 60cm

  • Boss Boy

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Boss Boy, 2003

    Collage and oil on paper

    99 x 139cm

  • A Proud Couple

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    A Proud Couple, 2003

    Collage and oil on canvas

    60 x 45cm

  • Enemies of the state

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Enemies of the state , 2003

    Collage and oil on canvas

    120 x 150cm

  • Otilia Ntshangase's Pass book and cover

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Otilia Ntshangase's Pass book and cover, 2003

    Collage on paper

    49 x 35cm

  • Busking Near a Station

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Busking Near a Station, 2003

    Woven Mohair (silk) and embroidery by Marguerite Stephens studio

    240 x 192cm

    Edition of 3

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  • Miriam Makeba and SA Big Band

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Miriam Makeba and SA Big Band , 2003

    Collage and oil on paper

    76 x 151cm

  • The Beer Hall

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    The Beer Hall, 2003

    Collage and oil on paper

    70 x 100cm

  • Johannesburg Building Society

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Johannesburg Building Society, 2003

    Collage on paper

    23 x 77cm

  • Busking near a station

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Busking near a station , 2003

    Collage and oil on canvas

    60 x 45cm

  • Sentence

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Sentence, 2003

    Collage on paper

    35 x 56cm

  • Stand Accused

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Stand Accused , 2003

    Collage on paper

    44 x 70cm

  • Waiting for trial I

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Waiting for trial I, 2003

    Collage and oil on canvas

    34 x 55.6cm

  • The end of the shift

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    The end of the shift, 2003

    Collage on canvas

    45 x 60cm

  • Mr. and Mrs. Ngobeni (my in-laws)

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Mr. and Mrs. Ngobeni (my in-laws), 2003

    Collage on canvas

    45 x 60cm

  • Beauty Queens

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Beauty Queens , 2003

    Collage and oil on canvas

    45 x 60cm

  • The Flower girls

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    The Flower girls, 2003

    Collage and oil on canvas

    45 x 60cm

  • The Jazz Festival

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    The Jazz Festival, 2003

    Collage and oil on canvas

    45 x 60cm

  • My mom and  my aunt

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    My mom and my aunt , 2003

    Collage and oil on canvas

    45 x 60cm

  • The End of Kofifi

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    The End of Kofifi, 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm

    Edition of 25

  • Stop it Verwoed

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Stop it Verwoed, 2004

    Photolithograph

    50 x 30cm

    Edition of 25

  • Skipping

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Skipping, 2003

    photolithograph

    50 x 30cm

    Edition of 25

  • While we were young I

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    While we were young I, 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm / 50 x 30 cm

    Edition of 25

  • While we were young II

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    While we were young II, 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm / 50 x 30 cm

    Edition of 25

  • While we were young III

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    While we were young III, 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm / 50 x 30 cm

    Edition of 25

  • Pay Day

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Pay Day, 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm

    Edition of 25

  • Hard at Work I

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Hard at Work I, 2004

    Photolithograph / Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm / 50 x 30cm

    Edition of 25

  • Hard at Work II

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Hard at Work II, 2004

    Photolithograph / Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm / 50 x 30cm

    Edition of 25

  • Humiliation

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Humiliation, 2004

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm / 50 x 30cm

    Edition of 25

  • Mbombela

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Mbombela, 2004

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm / 50 x 30cm

    Edition of 25

  • Pass Raid

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Pass Raid, 2004

    Multi-Colour Photo Lithograph / Photolithograph

    50 x 30cm

    Edition of 25

  • Underground

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Underground, 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm / 50 x 30cm

    Edition of 25

  • A Tired Miner

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    A Tired Miner, 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm

    Edition of 25

  • Compounds

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Compounds, 2004

    Multi-Colour Photo Lithograph / Photolithograph

    50 x 30cm

    Edition of 25

  • Part-Time Job I

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Part-Time Job I, 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm

    Edition of 25

  • Part Time Job II

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Part Time Job II, 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm

    Edition of 25

  • Azikhuwelwa

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Azikhuwelwa, 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm

    Edition of 25

  • Coal Shed

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Coal Shed, 2004

    Edition of 25

  • Protests

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Protests, 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm

    Edition of 25

  • Whites Only Area

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Whites Only Area, 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm

    Edition of 25

  • Migrant Labourers

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Migrant Labourers, 2004

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm / 50 x 30cm

    Edition of 25

  • Sharpeville Massacre

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Sharpeville Massacre, 2004

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm / 30 x 50cm

    Edition of 25

  • Gumboot Dance

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Gumboot Dance, 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm

    Edition of 25

  • Candlelit Studying

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Candlelit Studying, 2003Photolithograph

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm

    Edition of 25

  • Colleagues

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Colleagues , 2003

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm

    Edition of 25

  • Near the Bus Stop

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Near the Bus Stop, 2004

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm / 50 x 30cm

    Edition of 25

  • The Shebeen

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    The Shebeen, 2004

    Photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm / 50 x 30cm

    Edition of 25

  • The Grinding Stone

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    The Grinding Stone, 2004

    photolithograph

    30 x 50 cm / 50 x 30cm

    Edition of 25