|BOTH SIDES OF THE TRACK
The iconography of Woodstock
A visual survey of Woodstock architecture, landmarks, street art and the ever present dynamics of change.
Using meticulous stencil cutting as a metaphor for the tension between intellectual and new creative development, these cityscapes reflect the current interest in urban regeneration and opposing social sub-cultures. Representative of the time and place in which they were made, they are also underscored by a subtle message of hope and respect. Urban landscapes contrast, but also support, the graphic language of advertizing, grafitti and roadsigns. Their textures reflect the gritty surfaces of lived-in, urban squalor while their weathered exteriors often romanticize the canvas quality of street art with its industrial elegance and explosion of contemporary ideology.
Respectfully inclusive of what is "home" to a multi-faith, socially complex and cultural melting pot, these works pay homage to an eternally inviting, intriquing and creative suburb: Woodstock, Cape Town.
Opening night: Thursday, 11 August 2011, 5pm to 9pm
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