Gallery MOMO presents Kenrick McFarlane’s first solo exhibition in South Africa, ANIMA.
In this body of new work McFarlane presents paintings dominated by landscapes neither here nor there, dislocated stages for histories desires, violence and pleasures. ANIMA exists as a tableaux vivant of the artist own personification of Western history within his body, mind and spirit. McFarlane summons this archetype to guide the spirit of his making, taking form through the visual techniques of Renaissance painting layered with synthetic, and often off-kilter, colored cartooning.
His work presents a keen awareness of the historical paucity that surrounds the representation of the black body within the practice of painting. McFarlane uses formal devices excavated from European painting to allude to the unseen black influence within the history of painting.
Venue: Gallery MOMO, 52 7th Ave, Johannesburg
Time: 12 Oct 6pm | Mon to Fri 9am to 6pm | Sat 9am to 4pm