Future Without N

 

recent paintings and works on paper

solo show - 'Future without N' - 

 

@99loopgallery on 23 JAN - 22 FEB 2020 in Cape Town

 

"In Future without N Jonathan Silverman continues his exploration of the contemporary loss of a knowing of nature. A topic that is often dominated by a Western quantitative discourse relying on Numbers (n) to bemoan the destruction of Nature, is iterated in Silverman’s work as a holistic evocation of an inherently felt loss. In adopting a process of decolonizing the mind, Silverman forgoes the dominance of scientific categorizations, for the recognition that distinctions lead to extinction. The exhibition is comprised of two complementing bodies of work: meticulous charcoal drawings of what Silverman refers to as “speculative Kanji” and abstracted oil paintings of our non-verbal language of Nature. Inviting onlookers to explore their feelings as in encountering nature for the first time, allowing them to break down these abstractions in their own intimate pace." 

 

 

 

 

parallels - fountains / charcoal on paper / 50 x 35 cm / 2019