Liberty Battson

Exhibitions

Upcoming

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July

Sunday

TRIPE

July 28, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Absa Art Gallery

This is a feast, a spectacle of excess, a smorgasbord of delicacies offered to the viewer for consumption. Thing is, it’s rubber and polyurethane waste from one manufacturing plant in Johannesburg. A singular factory which discards this material daily in all manner of colour, size and consistency. What the visitor to this installation is witnessing is two week’s worth of rubber waste. Imagine a month, a year, 10 manufacturing plants, 100. Three consecutive winners of the annual and prestigious Absa L’Atelier Art Competition (2012-2014) have combined their individually unique conceptual and artistic skills, to create an immersive experience from an familiar material. Elrie Joubert, Pauline Gutter and Liberty Battson have created TRIPE.

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TRIPE

Past

Exhibitions

23

March

Saturday

Arts OK

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March 23, 2019 - April 12, 2019

Everard Read Franschhoek
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You say, "I don't get conceptual art", "it goes right over my head", I'm not artsy". It's ok. It's ok if you don't understand Abstract art and you don't know who Cézanne is. Or Mark Rothko. This show is inspired by Modernism, Abstract art, and most of all, YOU. Art (especially Abstract Art) can be intimidating to try interpret if you have never tried to interpret art before. These art pieces are here to help you experience the joy that comes from discovering the meaning (to you or to someone else) of a well-considered conceptual show. You might get it, you might not.
Either way, it's ok.

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Arts OK

12

April

Thursday

Dada Data

Dada Data: A 100 year celebration of Abstraction

April 12, 2018 - May 5, 2018

Everard Read Circa Cape Town
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Inspired by the tongue in cheek and humorous approach in their reaction; I started a series dedicated to the Influence of the “laws of chance” that Hans Arp (founder of Dada) incorporated in his work 100 years to date. Arp instilled the necessity to challenge expectations, work spontaneously and according to chance. Here I shoot, paint, peal, paint, crush geometric ready-mades and explores the boundaries of colour theory; all still making it mathematically reflect 100, in celebration of this century of liberation.

Works Featured:
Data Data

24

August

Thursday

Truth Sleuth

Truth Sleuth

August 24, 2017 - September 30, 2017

Everard Read Circa Rosebank
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Liberty Battson is inspired by Modernism and, in particular, Modernist theories around the role of abstraction in the pursuit of ‘truth’ and ‘true art’. The artist uses statistics as a numerical indicator of ‘the truth’. For almost two years, Battson has focused her research on Google, statistically the most used internet search engine, and tracked what users wanted to know about most.

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Truth Sleuth

23

November

Wednesday

I bet you wish you did this

I bet you wish you did this

23 November 2016

Everard Read Circa Cape Town
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The title is inspired by that moment you stand before something that inspires you and you wish you had done that, thought of that or did that first. In this case, you did. The viewer plays a massive role in the exhibition by being part of the searched results.

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I bet you wish you did this