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Gavin Jantjes: Zulu - card for special viewing of the exhibition

Announcement relating to an exhibition, 1989
Published by: City Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Year published: 1989
Unpaginated.

Invitation to attend a “special viewing” of a solo exhibition - Zulu: The Space above your Head  - by Gavin Jantjes held at City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, 9 September, 1989 - 22 October, 1989. The exhibition was organised by Edward Totah Gallery, London.

The date and time of the event was Friday 22 September 1989 from 7-9pm.

The press release for the exhibition was as follows:

Gavin Jantjes is best known for his striking paintings which often combine images from different cultures. Over the past two years he has been working on a new series of paintings which develop these concerns.

“”Zulu”, the title of this exhibition, literally translated means “the space above your head”. Some of the new paintings refer to the sky or the heavens and consist of images of clouds, or, in other instances, words and figures floating against a dark background.

Another group of paintings are concerned with the relationships between African art and European modernism. African masks are juxtaposed with “ideal” geometric shapes or figures taken from Picasso’s early Cubist paintings.

A number of the new pictures also incorporate three dimensional objects which reinforce the paintings (sic) powerful physical presence and add to the complex range of ideas and images.

This is the first major exhibition of Gavin Jantjes’s new work and promises to contain many exciting new developments. The exhibition has been organised by the Edward Totah Gallery, London,”

The card featured a detail of an Untitled (1989) work from the series.

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»  Gavin Jantjes

Born, 1948 in Cape Town, South Africa

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»  City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom