This Thursday sees the launch of TODAY IS THE YESTERDAY OF TOMORROW, Gretchen van der Byl’s new solo show at Cape Town installation gallery Commune.1 in Cape Town.
According to the gallery:
Gretchen van der Byl lives and works in Cape Town and completed her MFA at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2004. Her work engages with those spatial questions that we find ourselves compelled to answer every day, as we move through the world. This body of work, presented less as a collection of discrete objects than as a series of ongoing experiments, takes its cue from those particular geometries, and spatial and linguistic devices, that fold back on themselves in loops of self-reference. What happens when that which is being described, and that which is doing the describing, unexpectedly turn out to be the same thing?
This is van der Byl’s fourth solo exhibition in Cape Town. Her previous exhibitions at the Association for the Visual Arts in Cape Town include Some Observations (2005),Cynopolis (2007) and We Already Know How This Will End (2010). She lectured part-time at the Michaelis School of Fine Art from 2003 to 2011. This is her first exhibition at Commune 1 Gallery.