Cape Town

11 December 2021 - 5 February 2022
Works on Paper

STEVENSON is pleased to present Works on Paper, a group exhibition on the latent potential of this versatile material.

Peter Clarke, who contributes the earliest work on view as well as a later collage, has observed that ‘it is difficult to imagine living a full, absolutely satisfactory life without paper’. In Papermaker, from his Fanfare series, Clarke quotes third-century scholar Fu Hsien as part of his visual elegy:

Lovely and precious is this material
Luxury but at a small price; matter immaculate and pure in its nature.
Embodied in beauty and elegance incarnate,
truly it pleases men of letters.

Featuring Cian-Yu Bai, Walter Battiss, Zander Blom, Wim Botha, Breyten Breytenbach, Peter Clarke, Salim Currimjee, Rahima Gambo, Jared Ginsburg, Ian Grose, Gabrielle Guy, Dada Khanyisa, Moshekwa Langa, Ernest Mancoba, Neo Matloga, Zhang Meng, Paulo Nazareth, Simphiwe Ndzube, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Fadekemi Ogunsanya, Frida Orupabo, Deborah Poynton, Robin Rhode, Viviane Sassen, Penny Siopis, Portia Zvavahera, and Counterspace.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 11 December, 10am to 1pm.