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.
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.