Openings This Week: JHB | Three solo shows and a group exhibition

This week’s art openings include an exhibition about water, Portia Zvavahera’s first solo show in Joburg, an exhibition exploring the fluidity of identity and a group show.


Thursday 3rd July 2014


Water Crisis, a solo exhibition by Refilwe Vincent Mpobole




The water crisis is an increasingly prominent yet continuously overlooked eventuality facing all South Africans.Mpobole was largely influenced by the effect this situation and engages actively both in his subject matter and vivid palette to convey a very present reality facing many people today.


Rubixcube Gallery, 264 Fox Street, Arts on Main


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Wayfinding, a solo exhibition by Portia Zvavahera




This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Johannesburg and will include ink paintings on paper and canvas.The relationship between materiality and mark-making is playfully explored in instances where gestural marks begin to mimic the printed textile patterns which appear in several of the new works. 


Stevenson Gallery, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein


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Morphous, by Lionel Smit




Lionel Smit’s latest body of work Morphous is a visual and tactile exploration of identity’s ever emerging and fluctuating nature within the socio-cultural climate of South Africa.


Circa Gallery, 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank


More info on the gallery website.



Saturday 5th July 2014


Obversa714 by Kilamny-Jo Liversage and I am a Lone by Uwe Pfaff




Kilamny-Jo Liversage will exhibit paintings in their main gallery and Uwe Pfaff’s new steel works will be on display in the sculpture garden.


Lizamore & Associates Gallery, 155 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood


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