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THK Gallery is a Contemporary Art gallery established in Cape Town and founded by Frank Schönau. As a keen contemporary art enthusiast and recognised photographer in his own right, Schönau has created a gallery space and platform that showcases art by both emerging and established artists whose works present alternative and new perspectives on the aesthetics of contemporary creation.
Partnering with local as well as international artists, THK Gallery aims to add to the broader art landscape by presenting exhibitions which explore, push and challenge the potential of contemporary art. In so doing, the gallery hopes to expose global audiences to the diverse range of visual art forms that exist within contemporary practice today.
THK Gallery also imports and stocks a range of special edition art books. These unique, statement books compliment the gallery’s exhibition programme showcased throughout the year.
Situated in the heart of Cape Town and with a programme of engaging exhibitions, THK Gallery strives not only to contribute to the conversations within contemporary art discourse but hopes to invite audiences into a number of captivating and enriching visual experiences.
In Murmurs is the first solo exhibition by contemporary artist Jake Michael Singer in Cape Town. Born in South Africa in 1991, Jake Michael Singer is a multidisciplinary artist. He completed his bachelor’s at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town in 2013, after deepening his learning over the course of 2012 at Central Saint Martins in London.
In Murmurs is an exhibition comprising sculpture, photography and painting. "I have called it In Murmurs for two reasons. One: The main corpus of the show comprises my Murmurations. Two: I think a murmur is the perfect way of speaking because it's soft and gentle, yet echoes everlastingly. It’s an expedient and effective gesture, fulfilling its role and then passing away like a breath, like an orgasm, like that small quark of energy that keeps us alive and vanishes in death. Big things start in the small."
“Some things lead and some things follow
Some breathe gently and some breathe hard
Some are strong and some are weak
Some destroy and some are destroyed.”
- Jake Michael Singer, 2019
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