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    Ecstatic Entropy - WHATIFTHEWORLD / GALLERY

    SOLO EXHIBITION
    21 AUGUST - 21 SEPTEMBER 2013
    OPENING RECEPTION: WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST 18H00

    Whatiftheworld is pleased to present Ecstatic Entropy, an exhibition of new paintings by South African artist John Murray. Using the term entropy as a starting point to frame this body of work, Murray has created a series of paintings that exist in a state of tension between order and chaos.

    The paintings, whilst attempting representational gestures toward landscapes, structures or symbols, ultimately fail in their task. Functioning in a liminal space, the paintings fall indecisively between organic form, geometric shapes and allusions toward landscape and architecture.

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    Patterns with Meaning

    Commisioned Work

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    Portraits

    Commissioned

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    Flotsam and Jetsam

    6 June 2012 18h00

    ARTSPACE
    142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Jhb
    +27 (0)11 880 8802
    www.artspace-jhb.co.za
    Hours Tues to Fri 10h00 – 17h30 Sat 10h00 – 15h00
    Preview by appointment
    Exhibition ends 4 July 2012

    (Artist Statement)

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    Making Faces

    2012

    EXPLORING CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE THROUGH PORTRAITURE - GROUP EXHIBITION

    Making Faces, the first in a series of exhibitions using portraiture as a starting point to examine concepts and themes in the work of a select group of contemporary artists.

    Sanell Aggenbach, Pierre Fouche, Trasi Henen, Daniel Levi, Athi-Patra Ruga, Connor Cullinan, Peter Eastman, John Murray, Olaf Hajek, and Michael Taylor.

    WHATIFTHEWORLD / GALLERY
    1 Argyle Street (Corner of Argyle & Albert Road)
    Woodstock 7925
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Viewing Hours:
    Tues - Fri 10.00 - 17.00 / Sat 10.00 - 14.00
    Or by appointment

    Please note the gallery has moved to its new premises at 1 Argyle Street, Woodstock, and is now open
    T: +27 (21) 802 3111
    M: +27 79 490 7293
    M: +27 76 422 2387
    E: info@whatiftheworld.com

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    Tjorts!/Cheers! AVA Gallery - Group Exhibition

    2012

    Curated by Marna Hattingh and Liza Grobler
    A conversation between acclaimed and award-winning poet Danie Marais and participating visual artists Marna Hattingh, Tina Jensen, Marlise Keith, John Murray and Liza Grobler.

    Association for Visual Arts
    35 Church Street
    Cape Town, 8001

    Phone: +27-21 424-7436
    Fax: +27-21 423-2637
    Email: art@ava.co.za

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    IK BEN EEN AFRIKANDER - Group Exhibtion

    Francki Burger, Hannelie Coetzee, Johann du Plessis, Pauline Gutter, Clare Menck,
    John Murray, Mea Ox, Henk Serfontein, Cobus van Bosch, Réney Warrington

    Reviewing the heritage and onus of the Afrikaner

    Artspace Chester Court 142 Jan Smuts Avenue Parkwood, 2193
    Tel +27 (0) 11 880 8802
    Mobile +27 (0) 82 651 47 02
    Hours Tues to Sat 10h00 - 17h30 Sat 10h00 - 15h30
    http://www.artspace-jhb.co.za

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    Contemporary South African Painters - Group Exhibition

    Simon Stone, Kate Gottgens, John Murray & Giovanna Biallo
    Kalk Bay Modern
    16 March - 16 April 2011
    Opening words by Basil Jones of The Handspring Puppet Company

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