Stevenson Johannesburg presents Good Feelings, a solo exhibition by Dada Khanyisa.
In this latest presentation in their ‘solution-based practice’ – described as nakanjani (‘by whatever means’) – Khanyisa fractures their narrative process, creating scenes set against the backdrop of communal living. Fundamentally isolated yet deeply entwined, each character is depicted as self-contained, complex and variable in these new single-panel works.
Good Feelings sees Khanyisa foreground place in an unprecedented way. Figures are sculpted waging confrontations across bar-style countertops, taking showers, taking selfies, sending voice notes, and seated at upscale restaurants. In other works the figure is absent, with lounges, kitchens and bedrooms presented as extensions of personhood.
The exhibition includes sketches in lieu of the scripted or multimedia elements previously used by the artist, and over the duration of the exhibition the works is rearranged in alignment with Khanyisa’s relational nature.
Those interested are invited to join the opening of the exhibition from 10am to 1pm.
Venue: Stevenson Gallery, 46 7th Ave, Randburg
Time: Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm | Sat 10am to 1pm | Sun closed