Two Turkana boys confront each other at Circa Gallery , Johannesburg. The figures, ominous yet vulnerable, in their stitched and genderless nudity, are sculpted from vellum sewn with linen thread. From a new exhibition of sculptures, drawings, and photographs by Gavin Younge. In the exhibition notes, Mark Read writes: "Somewhat shockingly Gavin Younge came up with the idea of treating the Cradle [of Mankind] and its surrounds as a landscape—a landscape that had been foraged upon, changed, altered and re-interpreted from many different perspectives over a very long period of time." A powerful and fresh exhibition by one of the veterans of South African "struggle art" during the 1980s. Very worth seeing – also for the way that Younge has utilized the striking but difficult space of the new Circa Gallery.
Photo by Christo Doherty