Gerhard Marx – Lessons in Looking Down


Gerhard Marx - Lessons in Looking down

Gerhard Marx Garden Carpet: Johannesburg [5], 2013

Gerhard Marx - Lessons in Looking down

Gerhard Marx Garden Carpet: Johannesburg [4], 2013

Gerhard Marx - Lessons in Looking down

Gerhard Marx Garden Carpet: Johannesburg [1], 2013

Gerhard Marx - Lessons in Looking down

Gerhard Marx Pigeon, 2012

Gerhard Marx - Lessons in Looking down

Gerhard Marx Ribcage, 2012

Gerhard Marx - Lessons in Looking down

Gerhard Marx Hare, 2012

Gerhard Marx’s Lessons in Looking Down explores representations of the structures that the bare eye cannot see. He focuses on the structures that hold or shape the fluid aspects of existence; the ribcage that holds the soft, near shapeless interior of the body, the city structure that funnels and facilitates the flows of lives lived together.

Marx literally brings the informational abstractions of aerial views, maps, and anatomical illustrations into his physical world by using plant material from his immediate environment as medium.

The techniques that Marx develops to do this are at once practical, poetic and conceptual strategies by which he draws the world with the world. His works are labour intensive reconstructions that rely on fragments to construct intimate immensities, works that meticulously scratch at the surface to reveal an ecstatic vastness beneath.

The exhibition is on at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg 14 NOVEMBER – 21 DECEMBER 2013.

http://www.goodman-gallery.com/

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