142 Jan Smuts Avenue
Tuesday – Friday
08:00 – 16:00
09:00 – 14:00
Sunday – Monday
Priest is a hybridized, off-kilter and progressive gallery run by artists for artists. Whilst the zeitgeist leans ever more into the tainted touch of commercialism and consumption Priest desires more nuance, deviation, experiment and serious play, the virtues of art as we understand it.
Phenome – non – logical Archive is a meditation on the creative relational activities and processes within both individual and broader society. This solo exhibition of mixed media works investigates one artist’s (James Reed) ever expanding engagement with the field called Social Sculpture (Joseph Beuys).
Social Sculpture posits an expanded concept of art - is anthropological, ecologically informed and explores our potential to become human by seeking alternatives to inhumane modes of being and thought, through creative methodologies of continual engagement within the individual and social body.
The exhibition draws on over a decade’s worth of creative activity, objects, drawings, documented actions and public participatory engagements.
Reed’s work is a unique expression of the Social Sculptural practice from the perspective of a South African artist. It provides valuable glimpses into the rich and multifaceted engagements of not only the individual artist's [James’] methods of operation but more importantly of every human’s capacity to work with and in the world in an attempt to redress to pains of a species at loggerheads with life itself.
“Not to answer the question but to wonder/wander with it” – James Reed
17 Melle Street
2 Bolton Road
119 Jan Smuts Avenue
163 Jan Smuts Avenue
Cnr Bertha and Stiemens streets
Corner of Bertha & Jorissen Streets
155 Jan Smuts Avenue
138 Jan Smuts Avenue