Inconceivable Space: Constructing the Void by Grace Mokalapa

Starts: Thursday, 7 June 2018, 18:00
Posted: 16 May 2018
Dates & Times:
  • Thursday, 7 June 2018, 18:00 to Saturday, 23 June 2018, 12:00
This coming weekend 16 June, join us for a walkabout of Inconceivable Space: Constructing the Void with the artist Mmabatho Grace Mokalapa.  A walkabout of the exhibition is in the company of the artist, curator or an arts expert to get a insider’s view into the work on display. This is a great opportunity for newcomers and art connoisseurs alike to connect with the artist as well as gain a deeper understanding of their process and inspirations.
 
Walkabout:
June 16 2018
12:00 - 13:00
 
Operating Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
 
The artist will be available in the space during those hours.
 

Please join us for a glass of wine, on the opening night of Inconceivable Space: Constructing the Void on Thursday 7 June 2018 at 6pm.

Inconceivable Space: Constructing the Void is a solo exhibition by Mmabatho Grace Mokalapa that addresses ideas of transcendental environments and void spaces that move beyond reality, beyond reason, into the unknown. These works are suggestive of imaginary or otherworldly spaces that evoke emotions of anticipation which brings upon a mind-body and space encounter with the void.

Mokalapa’s work is focused on the subjective experience(s) of spaces. Her interests lie in spatial voids and spaces that are often depersonalized, hostile, infinite and yet also uncanny and transcendental. Mokalapa’s work draws from an interest in how our psyche and ideas of “self” are transformed through an encounter with an external stimulus.  She believes that transcendental space, has the ability to affect our perception and understanding of our bodies within them. As we encounter these spaces, our psychological, aesthetic and physical relations shift, whilst simultaneously allowing us to imagine ourselves within a space that is part reality and part fiction.

Mokalapa explores this relationship with space through a series of drawings, paintings, sculptures and installation works. Her intention is to create an environment in which the viewer is transported away from the outside world.

Date: 7th June 2018

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Location: 158 Smit Service Street (old Kalashnikov space), Braamfontein.

More about Mmabatho can be found here

For further information on the exhibition contact info@assemblage.co.za