Jeremy Wafer / Strata / 2014

Jeremy Wafer / Strata / 2014
12 July - 02 August 2014
Installation View
Jeremy Wafer / Strata / 2014
12 July - 02 August 2014
Installation View
Jeremy Wafer / Strata / 2014
12 July - 02 August 2014
Installation View
Jeremy Wafer
Pallet, 2014
Pencil and varnish on paper
103 x 133cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Mounds, Northern Cape, 2012, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Silo, 1985, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
Table, 2014
Site specific oxide drawing
196 x 198
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Acacia II, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Cairn Isandlawana, 1994, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Richmond, Northern Cape 2012, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Wood pile, 1978, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
Cone, 2008
Drawing, pencil and varnish
74 x 104 cm
Jeremy Wafer
Rooms, 2014
Pencil and varnish on paper
103 x 133cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Bundles, Pietermaritzburg, 1978, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
Coal dump, 2012, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Harbour, 1986, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
Corrugated Floor Panel, 2014
1 Cast concrete Panel
72 x 180cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Congella Power station I , 1985, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Railroad track, 2012, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Bound Sticks, 1978, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
Stones series (d), 2014
105 x 105cm

Jeremy Wafer
Corrugated Floor, 2014
3 cast concrete panels
Each measuring 72 x 180cm
Jeremy Wafer
Measure, 2007/2014
Paint and wood
Work: 220 x 10 x 10 cm
Jeremy Wafer
Shelf, 2014
Pencil and varnish on paper
103 x 133cm
Jeremy Wafer
Core, 2013
Cast concrete
3 units of 1m length by 20 cm diameter
Jeremy Wafer
Plumb, 2014
Steel
20c diameter x 32cm long
Jeremy Wafer
Strata, 2014
Wood and Wax
100 x 100 x 100
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Mine workings, Northern Cape, 2012 (pipeline), 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Acacia I, 2010, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
Stones series (a), 2001
Lambda print
105 x 105cm
Jeremy Wafer
Black House I, II, III (triptych wall sculpture), 2014
Acrylic resin and oxide
30 x 40 x 39cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Fence Post, Mexico, 2000, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
Shelf, 2014
Steel
Work: 210 x 321 x 30 cm
Jeremy Wafer
Strata , 2014
Pencil and varnish on paper
103 x 133cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Marker, Civitella Ranieri, 2002, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Fence, Pietermaritzburg 1979, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Congella Power station II 1985, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm
Jeremy Wafer
In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Sticks on rocks, 1978, 2014
Photoemulsion on galvanised steel
20 x 14cm

Jeremy Wafer / Strata / 2014 - Installation View

12 July - 02 August 2014

Jeremy Wafer / Strata / 2014 - Installation View

12 July - 02 August 2014

Jeremy Wafer / Strata / 2014 - Installation View

12 July - 02 August 2014

Jeremy Wafer

Pallet

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Mounds, Northern Cape, 2012

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Silo, 1985

Jeremy Wafer

Table

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Acacia II

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Cairn Isandlawana, 1994

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Richmond, Northern Cape 2012

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Wood pile, 1978

Jeremy Wafer

Cone

Jeremy Wafer

Rooms

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Bundles, Pietermaritzburg, 1978

Jeremy Wafer

Coal dump, 2012

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Harbour, 1986

Jeremy Wafer

Corrugated Floor Panel

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Congella Power station I , 1985

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Railroad track, 2012

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Bound Sticks, 1978

Jeremy Wafer

Stones series (d)

Jeremy Wafer

Corrugated Floor

Jeremy Wafer

Measure

Jeremy Wafer

Shelf

Jeremy Wafer

Core

Jeremy Wafer

Plumb

Jeremy Wafer

Strata

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Mine workings, Northern Cape, 2012 (pipeline)

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Acacia I, 2010

Jeremy Wafer

Stones series (a)

Jeremy Wafer

Black House I, II, III (triptych wall sculpture)

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Fence Post, Mexico, 2000

Jeremy Wafer

Shelf

Jeremy Wafer

Strata

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Marker, Civitella Ranieri, 2002

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Fence, Pietermaritzburg 1979

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Congella Power station II 1985

Jeremy Wafer

In collaboration with Colleen Wafer Sticks on rocks, 1978

When Jeremy Wafer won the Sasol Wax Art Award in 2006 for his installation Geography, Clive Kellner called the piece a powerful confrontation that demanded that viewers use “their personal history in understanding the work, thereby allowing the artist to engage with his audience in decoding the installation”. In his new exhibition at Goodman Gallery titled Strata, Wafer continues to explore the physical and psychic processes involved in the actualisation of art. Concerned equally with material as form as with the potential for political and personal evocations in material, Wafer identifies his practice as post-minimalist. Rather than attempting to create works that are devoid of reference outside of themselves and their formal make-up, material and form are used as a way of inducing feeling and evoking a political and personal narrative. Wafer’s interest in the relationship between memory and location manifests in sculptures, drawings and photographs, which exist as instigators of remembrance and narrative, where “significance lies in between the works rather than in them”.

Jeremy Wafer was born in Durban in 1953 and studied at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg (B.A.F.A.1979) and at the University of the Witwatersrand (B.A. Hons. in Art History 1980 and M.A. Fine Art 1987). He was appointed Associate Professor at the School of Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from 2004 where he has held the positions of Head of the Department of Fine Art and History of Art. He has exhibited regularly in South Africa and abroad. His work is represented in the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, the South African National Gallery, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and in many other museum, private and corporate collections. His retrospective show Survey, was exhibited at the Wits Museum of Art in Johannesburg in 2013.

Jeremy Wafer

Born in Durban, South Africa in 1953. Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa

Jeremy Wafer was born in Durban in 1953, grew up in Nkwalini, Zululand, and studied at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg (B.A.F.A.1979) and at the University of the Witwatersrand (B.A. Hons. in Art History 1980 and M.A. Fine Art 1987). He has taught since 1982 in the Fine Art Departments of the Technikon Natal and the Technikon Witwatersrand before being appointed Associate Professor in the School of Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from 2004 where he is currently Head of the Department of Fine Art and History of Art. He has exhibited regularly in South Africa and abroad. His work is represented in the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, the South African National Gallery, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and in many other museum, private and corporate collections.