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Jake Michael Singer - But a storm is blowing from paradise (Exhibition)
06 July 18 - 30 July 18, Kalashnikovv Gallery

Kalashnikovv Gallery is proud to invite you to join us on the 5th of July for the opening reception for 'But a storm is blowing from paradise', a new exhibition by Jake Michael Singer. 'But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in its wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. This storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress'- Walter Benjamin, Thesis on the Philosphy of History, 1939 The show is a meditation on the idea of progress and is comprised of sculpture and photography. By using symbols such as the wheel, the wing, and the staircase as metaphors for futurist idealism, he transports the viewer from chaos to transcendence, from violence to unity. Jake Singer is a mulidisciplinary artist whose work explores the connection between sculpture, image, and architecture. Using materials related to the built environment such as concrete, steel, glass, silicone, and plastic, Singer creates disoriented architectural forms. Dystopian landscapes are a recurring theme in Singer's work. Singer was born in 1991 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he lives and works. In 2013, Singer completed his undergraduate degree at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. He has also studied at Central Saint Martins in the United Kingdom. This is the artist's fourth solo exhibition. Other solo shows include Hazard Gallery in 2016 and 2017 and Amsterdam at Punt WG in 2016. A fifth solo show has recently been announced for Toronto later this year. In 2012 Singer assisted William Kentridge's with The Refusal of Time. Exhibited at Emerge Art Fair in Washington DC 2014, Art Lima 2015, FNB Joburg Art Fair 2016, Suba Biennale, Dak'art in Senegal 2016, Art Basel 2016, Also Known As Africa (AKAA) in Paris 2016 and 2017, Cape Town Art Fair 2017, and will be featured in the Kampala Biennale curated by Simon Njami later this year. Gallery hours apply.

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