J e r e m y   W a f e r
Topographies

The Michael Stevenson Contemporary gallery is hosting an exhibition by Jeremy Wafer entitled Topographies from Wednesday July 23 until Saturday August 16. This will be the first major exhibition of Wafer's work in Cape Town. The exhibition includes new work and some older pieces.

Topographies is the first major exhibition of Wafer's work in Cape Town. The exhibition includes new work and some older pieces. The title Topographies derives from the landscape motifs which run through most of the work on exhibition. While the landscape has been represented more obviously in photographic pieces, either close ups of the ground, stones or in images made from aerial photographs the more abstract sculptures can also be read as alluding to land or landscape. Most of the work is simple in composition and generally regular and symmetrical in form which reduces the amount of incident and emphasises inwardness and quietness The repetitive marking of the surfaces or the repetition of similar images in a series relates to a growing interest in musical rhythm, more specifically the kind of repetition of simple motif found in, for example, Zulu walking songs or in some contemporary "minimalist" art music. So while Topographies relates to landscape it also relates in a more metaphorical way to things being marked or measured, a way of trying to find the measure of ones place in the world.

Jeremy Wafer was born in 1953. He has a Masters degree in fine art from the University of the Witwatersrand and a career in academia which spans 20 years. After teaching for many years at the Natal Technikon, Jeremy Wafer recently took up the position of Head of the Department of Fine Art at the Witwatersrand Technikon in Johannesburg where he lives with his wife Colleen and his two children.

Recent commissions include the design of a Memorial Wall for the Gugu Dlamini Park in central Durban, and sculptures for the new Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel in Cape Town.



Horizon I
2000



Horizon II
2000



Black staff
2003



Red staff
2001

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Red Oval 4
2003



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Red Oval 6
2003



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Red Oval 2
2003



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Red Oval 1
2003

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Field
2003



Field
2003



Field
2003



Path
2003



Spindle Series 1 - 3
2003







Isandlwana
2003



Staff I and II
2003



Untitled
2004

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