Warm Water Imaginaries, solo exhibition by Penny Siopis in Johanesburg

Stevenson gallery in Johannesburg (South Africa), presents “Warm Water Imaginaries”, Penny Siopis’ new solo exhibition.

The works in this exhibition were made in response to an invitation to participate in Rising Waters: The Indian Ocean in the Twenty-first Century, a group exhibition at the McMullen Museum, Boston, in 2020. The show proposes to look at climate change and the migration of people, objects and ideas across the Indian Ocean. With Warm Water Imaginaries,Siopis responds to this vast history and complex geological and social present through the creation of imaginary worlds in small and large paintings, as well as object-assemblages and a new film in progress. While alluding to narratives and images that speak to climate change, the works’ open form, associative materiality and vibrant process invite the spectator to project their own imaginings.

Penny Siopis, Restless Republic, 2016 Glue and ink on canvas, 90 x 120cm Courtesy of Stevenson Gallery
Penny Siopis, Restless Republic, 2016, Glue and ink on canvas, 90 x 120cm. Courtesy of Stevenson Gallery

Read the article on this exhibition by clicking on the following link:   → A union of form, texture and colour reflects on climate change



Stevenson gallery, has an international exhibition programme with a particular focus on the South Africa region. The gallery opened in 2003, and has spaces in Cape Town and Johannesburg. It is jointly owned by its eleven directors. Stevenson participates in Art Basel, Frieze London, Paris Photo and Art Basel Miami Beach.

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