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With an increasing focus on African Art around the world, Eclectica Contemporary aims to present a carefully selected and focused collection of art from the continent that interrogates the issues facing us in a globalized world. The art at Eclectica often shows practices and materials familiar from art history but which push these boundaries and explore uncharted territories of representation, technique and theory.
Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Eclectica Contemporary sees itself as an African gallery with an international vision. We celebrate the diversity and depth of art making on our continent while aiming to contextualize this for a growing global market.
Our program of exhibitions shows a mix of solo shows by gallery artists alongside curated group shows. In addition, the Eclectica Contemporary exhibition space has facilities for experimental, new media and project-based works.
Running Though Sand , a solo exhibition by Danielle Alexander, is a wandering through identity – what is assumed, what is known, what is fixed and what needs fixing. Duality and double meanings ring through the exhibition, as Alexander sets up visual questions or moments for pause where the viewer may discover a pattern or a mirror revealing a set of ideas that might feel safe or slightly sinister. Resonating through the work is a soft subtleness that works between the nostalgic and dystopic.
Coming at a time in the artist’s life of progression and adjustment, the exhibition asks for a space of thought, consideration and patience while pushing viewers to piece together recognisable moments alongside musings of relatable existential conundrums.
Loyiso’s current exhibition at Eclectica Contemporary has come at a time in the artist’s life when his own mortality has been mirrored and etched by very close personal experiences. This has automatically created a deep impulse to reflect philosophically and spiritually on the nature of reality, and more profoundly, his flux between emotional challenges and his attempt at rationalizing what it may mean.
Within Loyiso’s work, there are always layers of interpretation and references, drawing lines between contexts and subjects. This exhibition shows that the artist is not just thinking in binaries or compartmentalized identities, rather he speaks of a “universal exodus”. A process of release, of breathing out and opening. #EXDS serves as a platform where he moves beyond templates and attempts to unravel and unveil reality, to pierce his and our notions of what we perceive as real.
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