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2022

William Kentridge: Studio Life Gravures collaboration

Jillian Ross Print and David Krut Projects is pleased to present a new body of work through an exciting collaboration between William Kentridge, Master Printer Jillian Ross and the David Krut Workshop, together with photogravure experts, Steven Dixon in Edmonton, Canada and Zhané Warren in Cape Town, South Africa.

Stephen Hobbs – A Short Life with Bungalow Bliss

David Krut Projects is pleased to present A Short Life with Bungalow Bliss, a solo exhibition by Stephen Hobbs. The exhibition includes new monotypes, editioned works, myriad mixed media ‘box’ works, and a series of Plexi-glass assemblages. A significant departure from his work of previous years, the introduction of electric, jarring colours in the works presented reflect on some of the prevalent themes: states of anxiety and disorientation of both a global and domestic kind.

Mandlenkosi Mavengere

Forces of Ambition is an online exhibition of a body of work that depicts individuals who leave their familiar homes and territories, searching for better fortunes in larger cities and foreign countries. Mavengere’s works highlight the necessity of paper in the form of his signature hand-carved ‘Gondruala’ (a name derived from Gondwana) linocut bank notes, often used as backdrops for the subjects in his works. This fictitious currency stands for “the uncompromised environment of dwelling.”

Mbali Tshabalala

In 2021 the David Krut Projects invited artist and curator Mbali Tshabalala into the David Krut Workshop to collaborate on a series of unique works on paper. Working closely with printer Sbongiseni Khulu, Tshabalala created two edition variations using a range of techniques and materials, including paper lithography, linocut, black tea, chine colle and paper embossing.

Vusi Beauchamp – ‘The Cult of One’

Vusi Beauchamp’s provocative iconography employs popular culture, satire and stereotypes in service of a visual political commentary. He seeks to examine the post-apartheid South African government embattled within itself, the disconnect with its people and our vexed social climate under this new viral threat, mired by false news and heightened insecurities over corruption.

Heidi Fourie Residency Showcase, On Soft ground

Artist Heidi Fourie explored a recent return to the medium of drawing and the drawn mark in a residency at the David Krut Workshop in Arts on Main in 2022. She was also introduced to the technique of softground etching, producing a series of new editions.

Maaike Bakker “An answer to an unknown question”

Maaike Bakker’s exhibition ‘An answer to an unknown question’ presents a showcase of unique work on paper made in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop. Maaike plays with abstraction in her work, seeking to depict scenes from alternate realities.

Parallel Process

David Krut Gallery and FORMS Gallery are pleased to present ‘Parallel Process’ – an exhibition of new unique works on paper and paintings by Matty Monethi, Khotso Motsoeneng and Adrian Fortuin. ‘Parallel Process’ emerged out of a collaboration between the two organisations centred around the activities and skills transfer opportunities presented by the David Krut Workshop in downtown Johannesburg.

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Maja Maljević ‘Based on a true story’

David Krut Projects is pleased to present a new solo project by Maja Maljevic titled Based on a true story. The exhibition showcases a new body of works on paper unlike any other the artist has produced before, and paintings that form a counterpoint to the prints. The large-scale works on paper made at the David Krut Workshop are created in muted monochrome, with selected primary-coloured elements popping out of the composition, or floating on the surface. In limiting the colour palette, and choosing to re-combine a selection of the same elements in a number of different ways, light is shed on the choreography of the dance Maljević is engaged in with each shape, colour, line or technique.

Ryan Arenson – Baby Yellow

David Krut Projects is pleased to present Baby Yellow, a solo exhibition by Ryan Arenson showcasing a body of work that spans over ten years, including artist books, digital, ink and pencil drawings, and prints made in collaboration with our Workshop.

Chad Cordeiro – Notes from the infirmary

‘Notes from the infirmary’ presents an ongoing body of work by artist and printmaker Chad Cordeiro that comprises linocuts, etchings, collage works, and audio tracks. Drawing from film, music and image, Cordeiro uses samples and fragments of disparate media to create collages, etchings, linocut prints and audio works that respond to multiple, interconnected narratives and histories, often located in (media) archives and collections.

African Leipzig Residency

African Leipzig Residency – 9 South African Artists will be taking part in the Leipzig International Art Programme in Leipzig, Germany.

Alone of its Kind

David Krut Projects is pleased to present ‘Alone of its Kind’ – a group exhibition of artists working in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop to produce a variety of work in the monotype technique.

2021

Creature Feature

‘Creature Feature’ is a group exhibition exploring the human-animal bond, the relationship between humans and other animals throughout history, and celebrating the significance that our beloved pets bring to our lives. The works on show include prints, paintings, drawings, photographs and ceramic works.

Stephen Hobbs – Woodview Residency

David Krut Workshop undertook a real time print residency with artist and long-time collaborator Stephen Hobbs for the duration of Turbine Art Fair. Visitors observed the artist and printers in action as they worked to produce a series of available, hot-off-the-press prints using the mediums of silkscreen, monotype, linocut, and paper sculpture.

Claire Zinn – The Day Lingered

‘The Day Lingered’ is a solo exhibition by Claire Zinn that displays an intertwining of different worlds, impossible landscapes and living things rendered with painstaking detail.

PRINT BOOK: Prints and Their Makers by Phil Sanders, Master Printer

Prints and Their Makers takes you behind the scenes to witness the creative process at the world’s top printmaking workshops. Master printer Phil Sanders offers an in-depth look at this versatile medium and places contemporary prints and practices in the context of traditions and techniques developed over more than a thousand years.

Zhi Zulu – The Curious Five

The Curious Five is a series of silkscreen prints by Zhi Zulu inspired by African stories being told for tourists and foreigners. The images are a humorous take on stereotypical, inaccurate and fantastical tales that foreigners sometimes believe – of wild animals walking in the streets of Johannesburg, or people keeping them as pets. Johannesburg is considered as a ‘concrete jungle’ – a mix and match of natural and urban, old and new, home-grown and cosmopolitan.

Olivia Botha

David Krut Projects is pleased to present CAUGHT, an exhibition of works by Olivia Botha. CAUGHT brings together prints made at the David Krut Workshop over the past two years alongside an accomplished body of paintings produced in April 2021 at The Fourth, a working space in Cape Town.

William Kentridge: Studio Life Series

For William Kentridge, COVID-19 lockdown was an opportunity to re-examine his own artistic practice and the very nature of the creative process. Kentridge has dedicated himself to making a series of films called Studio Life focusing on the place of production, confinement and sanctuary for an artist: the studio. A series of photogravure images, each directly connected to a film, is being created simultaneously in collaboration with David Krut Workshop.

Adele van Heerden

In June/July 2021, Cape Town-based artist Adele van Heerden spent a month in residency at the David Krut Workshop, making prints and completing works in other media that appear in her current exhibition at Lizamore & Associates Gallery in Fairlands. The following account of Adele’s time in Joburg tells the story of the inspiration she sought, and the way these images unfolded in the workshop, alongside her paintings.

Anna van der Ploeg

David Krut Projects is pleased to present Visitor, a selection of work by Cape Town-based painter and printmaker, Anna van der Ploeg, including paintings on cotton and wood and prints – both unique and editioned – made in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop.

Gail Behrmann – Tomorrow

David Krut Projects is pleased to present TOMORROW by Gail Behrmann. Gail’s rich layers of oil paint derive their meaning from Tang poets interpreted by Witler Bynner and Kiang Kang-Hu.

Heidi Fourie ‘Grass You Can Swim In’ Artist Book

David Krut Publishing is pleased to present Heidi Fourie’s Artist Book ‘Grass You Can Swim In’ – a limited edition publication produced in collaboration with the artist for her solo exhibition of the same name hosted in 2021.

Lebo Thoka: Eden

David Krut Projects is pleased to present ‘EDEN’ – an exhibition of artworks by contemporary photographer Lebo Thoka whose feminism lends itself to her artistic practice. Included in this showcase are images from Thoka’s 2018 series titled It is well: An Ode to Karabo; Seeds of the Dirt from 2020 as well as 2 new images titled Black of my Flesh 2020 & Initiation of Mary 2020.

Helena Uambembe: Commander Nel’s Archive

In an attempt to understand her family history within the bigger context of the history of both South Africa and Angola, and the ways in which they overlap, Helena wrestles with painful memories, absences and erasures. Her collaboration with the David Krut Workshop is an extension of this exploration. In this body of work Helena used the technique of Pronto Lithography combined with chine collé, collage and hand work to create a series of experimental unique prints.

Why Should I Hesitate Box Set

The William Kentridge Why Should I Hesitate Collectible Box Set includes two hardcover volumes, created on the ocassion of Kentridge’s large-scale retrospective exhibitions at the Norval Foundation and Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) in 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. Included with the two volumes is a striking editioned print, made using lapis lazuli-based pigment, featuring text overlaid onto unique found book pages from the artist’s library.

Heidi Fourie – Grass You Can Swim In, 2021

This viewing room showcases the collaborations between Heidi Fourie and the David Krut Workshop throughout 2020, alongside a studio visit form the David Krut Gallery team.

2020

Pictures worth a thousand words…

Pictures worth a thousand words, a group show of works that were created or relate to happenings in the year 2020. The exhibition includes works by artists from the David Krut Collective, projects from recent collaborators as well as associated artists. Maaike Bakker, Olivia Botha, Chad Cordeiro, Heidi Fourie, Sarah Hunkin, Roxy Kaczmarek, Sbongiseni Khulu, Maja Maljevic, Nina Torr, Patrick Rorke and Zhi Zulu amongst others.

Renewed Interactions | Rorke, McCrickard, Sanders

David Krut Projects presents a selection of work by new and renewed interactions by
established artists and makers. This includes new arrival Patrick Rorke, and renewed
interactions with artist Kate McCrikard and Master Printmaker Philip Sanders.

New Arrivals September 2020: Shelton Hu

In this Q&A, Johannesburg-based artist Shelton Hu discusses his affinity for calligraphy, how Covid-19 has influenced his practice, & more with Marisha Flovers. Hu’s work communicates in a global lexicon as he draws on influences from Eastern traditions, Western practices and elements from the African diaspora.

Wilma Cruise: Cruise at Krut 2020

OPENING 3 OCTOBER 2020 | 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, 10AM to 3PM
David Krut Projects is pleased to present Cruise x Krut 2020, a solo exhibition of unique paper collages and sculptures from Wilma Cruise’s studio, shown alongside recently completed editions from the David Krut Workshop (DKW).

Maja Maljević – 4 You Series

Maja Maljević’s 4 You Series is comprised of four editioned works published by David Krut Workshop in 2020. Each has been created from different elements used in Maljević’s previous series of unique works on paper, Winter Files (2019) and Documents for the People (2018), combined into something completely new.