Tiwani Contemporary is pleased to announce Polyhedra, a solo exhibition of new work by Johannesburg-based artist Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum. This will be Sunstrum’s first solo exhibition in the UK, following the group exhibition Mythopoeia at Tiwani Contemporary in April 2015. Sunstrum’s multidisciplinary work alludes to mythology, geology and theories on the nature of the universe.
The exhibition will include a number of new drawings, a large window drawing and a new, previously unseen video animation. Several of these works were born of a study of 18th-century European philosophers’ preoccupation with the sublime. Sunstrum embeds elements of geometry within her works as a meditation on the scale of the universe and the geometric laws that govern all objects. The goddess-like female figures in Panthea, a series of six monumental drawings, were inspired by the divine geometry inscribed in the Platonic Solids. Here, Sunstrum blurs the physical gestures between the human figure and geometric forms in an experimentation with scale and movement, and references Nancy Spero’s use of figures to signify geometry and mythology.
There will be a private view on Thursday, 31 March 2016, 6:30-8:30 pm. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org