Kalashnikovv Gallery will be hosting a photography exhibition tomorrow exploring urban sub-culture on the periphery of society. The exhibition is a duo series featuring work by two artists approaching a similar subject matter from different angles and backgrounds.
The two featured photographers are Ross Garrett and Jody Brand aka Chomma.
About the artists:
Jody Brand is a photographer/art director living in Cape Town where she captures images of curious culture. Currently she is the production manager for performance/visual artist Athi-Patra Ruga. She has studied History & Media at the University of Cape Town and completed a course in photography at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg. She is also an editor for the South African art group CUSS. Brand-new.
“A flickering fluorescent bulb lights the top of a boardroom table in an otherwise black space. Ninja’s gaunt face is imbued with shadow, his eyes, fixated on mine with an endless crazed stare. Yo-Landi sits alongside quietly knees touching chin. This was my first interaction with Die Antwoord. I knew from that moment that nothing that I had imagined could be closer to a lie. Shoot after shoot, I would leave disappointed, I had failed my vision, had I failed theirs? With time, this feeling subsided. I saw something else, someone else in the pictures, someone else behind the lens. I still felt disappointed, fleetingly however. I began to observe and they began to trust. My preconceptions diminished and their vision became mine to interpret. One reads best what they read most. Whether or not this is true, remains to be seen. For now, I am fortunate to have worked alongside Die Antwoord.”
– Ross Garrett 2013
Opening event details:
Date: Saturday 5 October 2013
Time: 11am – 3pm
Place: Kalashnikovv Gallery, 70 Juta, Braamfontein, Johannesburg