screening & opening 13 FEB 18:30
screening & talk with Prof. Bert Olivier 16 FEB 11:30
As part of Art Week Cape Town, Michaelis Galleries is hosting a second instalment of Jonathan Silverman’s Searching for an Electric Peanut, which will be curated specifically for the upper gallery exhibition space.
Searching for an Electric Peanut is concerned with the space between the virtual and the material - contrasting the cold, alienating, beauty of the digital medium on the one hand with the bodily, physical and alchemical aspects of painting on the other. The theme which ties the imagery in this body of work together is of fragmented landscapes, lived through or collected, which allude to a longing for a more direct contact with nature.
Working with the sounds of composers and sound artists Floy Krouchi and Remo De-Vico respectively, a relative minimal aural accompaniment was created that stays true to the dynamic nature of the visual components of the installation– resulting in an unpredictable flow of colour and form.