ART15 Global Artfair (May 21, 2015)
Sulger-Buel Lovell is pleased to present South African artists Isabelle Grobler and Jenna Burchell from the 21st May to 23rd May at the global contemporary African art fair, Art15 London.
Transforming the obsolete
Isabelle Grobler explores absurdities inherent in the manifestation of power and authority in social and economic relations. She creates surreal environments populated by hybrid machine-organisms constructed from urban debris or depicted through printmaking and mixed media drawings. The residents of this space vacillate, like Frankenstein’s monster, between the threatening and the pathetic, representing a transformation of lifeless objects into unclassifiable beings.
Moments of exchange
“The growing spaces between people and families as a result of migrant labor have come to define the human experience of globalization.”
Jenna Burchell’s hand-built interactive sound installation Homing questions the concept of what constitutes home and how technology mediates diasporic relationships. The installation consists of a myriad of touch sensitive copper wires stretched from floor to ceiling configured to represent distinct locales through recorded soundscapes. It invites audiences to touch and listen to sounds that invoke individual and shared memories of home, culture and land.
Booth LF9 at Art15, Olympia London
Fair opening hours: Wed 6pm-9pm, Thurs11am- 6pm, Fri11am- 7pm, Sat 11am- 7pm
Artist walkabouts: 11am & 3pm everyday