Don’t miss the chance to check out artist Justine Mahoney’s new exhibition which opened at Southern Guild in South Africa. The art exhibition is titled tainted and it’s a solo show of the Johannesburg-born artist.
tainted presents a study of the jostling schizophrenia that exists between an apparent playful veneer and the darker element that lurks beneath the surface, presenting 10 sculptures and the corresponding collages from which they are drawn.
Justine Mahoney’s body of work are currently based on one seminal miniature sculpture which recall’s her first memory. At the age of three she was hospitalised for a bone degenerating disease in her left leg, a plaster cast was worn for that year. According to the artist’s bio, ‘her work deals with the struggle of life. Emotional and physical states are represented by an array of growths, swellings, attachments and almost parasitic mutations. An army of toy soldiers multiply. Siamese twin, freak, maimed, wounded, weighted, monstrous, transformed children belie their perfect toy like surface.’
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Exhibition runs until 1 July