Ronald Muchatuta — The Great Exodus
Simon Ker-Fox — Salted Earth
Rory Emmet Concerning Alchemy
For the month of August the AVA has three introspective solo shows in the pipeline of work by three different artists, using photography, painting, charcoal, chalk, performance, video, and a combination of these media.
The Great Exodus
We welcome Ronald Muchatuta’s The Great Exodus - an upacking of stories and narratives following the lives of foreign nationals living in South Africa. Salted Earth by Simon Ker-Fox in turn investigates a process of images creating a story with characters that are caught between places. Rory Emmett’sConcerning Alchemy promises a multimedia show of technicolour and theatre.
Mazzanine | Media Room
Through Colourman, Emmett explores the medium of painting and attempts to push its boundaries and conventions - materially and conceptually. His main concerns are with the language and alchemy of painting and identity, whilst using photography, video and performance to manifest his findings. Through his work, Emmett interrogates colour and its various ideological connotations.
Simon Ker-Fox’s exhibition Salted Earth, shot in an isolated corner of the skeleton coast, considers the toxicity of isolation. While it draws on the rough and exposed natural environment, the aesthetic is laced with traces of absolute vulnerability.