Gerhard Marx’s exhibition opens at Goodman Gallery Parkwood on Thursday

Gerhard Marx at Goodman Gallery

Like Kentridge, Marx is fascinated by way of seeing and how we make sense of perception. He worked with Kentridge on  The Firewalker  back in 2009.

Vertical Aerial Huge 3 ton mosaic aerial view of Johannesburg

Vertical Aerial Huge 3 ton mosaic aerial view of Johannesburg Source: Liz at Lancaster 

Detailed section of Vertical Aerial

Detailed section of Vertical Aerial Source: Liz at Lancaster 

Remember that extraordinary work at the Joburg Art Fair – Gerhard Marx’s mosaic wall  Vertical Aerial  (weighing 3 tons and commissioned by Spier depicting an aerial view of a section of Joburg Central.   It took 5 months to make with seven professional mosaic artists and nine apprentices working full time.  All the stone used is natural – marble, travertine.  Other materials like fragments of red brick, ceramic elements and chips of Venetian smalti glass were used. A Tour de Force  technically, conceptually and aesthetically.

Now Marx’s exhibition entitled  Lessons in Looking Down  which explores the same issues, opens at the Goodman Gallery on Thursday 14th November and runs until 21st December.


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