Body Parts by Stephen Hobbs
Stephen Hobbs, ‘Body Parts’ – Press Release
Body Parts opens on Saturday 20 July 2019 at 11am at 142 Jan Smuts Avenue Parkwood.
Inspired by bad building conditions, hospital trauma, and the theatre of war. Hobbs re-orientates his approach to sculpture, printmaking, video and installation in service of a gnawing uncertainty about the future of ‘things’ in his latest solo project, ‘Body Parts.’ Building on his usual themes and with the forced introspection that his many medical interventions have brought him, Hobbs has developed a new collection of works for his solo show Body Parts at David Krut Projects in Parkwood. Body Parts is produced in conversation with his debut theatre piece Height, Weight and Age at POP Art Theatre in Maboneng, a performative artist’s talk, which works through his interests in urban space and architecture, conflict and contradiction, decay and reconstruction, optical tactics and deception; examining the intersection of body, building, theatre and war.
Body Parts is as much a play on the notion of performance extras’ in the form of artworks as it is revelry in materiality and mark making: reflective of ‘bad’ psychology in ‘bad’ social, political and built conditions. The exhibition will comprise of repurposed prints and sculpture, mixed-reality media, video and installation, incorporating an artist’s talk linking the artworks at the gallery to the broader process and creative intentions behind his performance Height, Weight and Age – opening at POPArt Theater from 25 to 28 July.
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R 120 online. R 140 at the door.
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