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De-Con-Structure Exhibition


In Toto Gallery in Birdhaven presents De-Con-Structure, a joint exhibition by artists Leanne Shakenovsky and Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum. De-Con-Structure explores the complex questions of worth and the construction of daily reality. Using their respective mediums, both artists seek to dissect the construction of universally accepted ideas. At the heart of Shakenovsky’s work lies her bewilderment with artistic value versus monetary value of art, especially with regards to the South African ‘Masters’. The narrative of misconceptions of elitism continues throughout her Perfect Family series as she investigates society's perception of a ‘nuclear family’. Sunstrum’s work draws attention to the different theories and ideas in the fields of astrophysics, geology and geography. Shifting between representational, fantastical and diagrammatic, her drawings observe and try to find the parallels between contemporary science and ancient mythology. De-Con-Structure opens on 8 May 2014 and will run until 9 June 2014. Visit intotogallery.co.za, call 011-447-6543 or email megan@intotogallery.co.za for more information. In Toto Gallery is located at 6 Birdhaven Centre, 66 St. Andrew Street, Birdhaven, Joburg. Gallery hours are from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday and from 9am until 1pm on Saturdays. Text Lizette Watts