10 March – 08 May 2011
Pam-Grant lives and works in Johannesburg and draws inspiration from this vibrant and complex city. Despite an authentic interpretation of – and connection to – the social reality of life on the streets of Joburg; Pam-Grant’s personal reflections transcend her present locality in a language that is both universal and timeless.
Originally an actor, writer and director, Pam-Grant has gradually moved into the visual arts with remarkable and surprising effect. Pam-Grant’s work is fresh and uninhibited, shifting effortlessly between artistic disciplines; performance, video, installation, assemblage, collage, painting, print-making, drawing, sculpture and street art. Free from the self-imposed constraints of overly-intellectual art practice, Pam-Grant’s work resonates with a wide (particularly young) audience starved of an honest, accessible language in the remote and elitist contemporary art scene.
Fugitive Lines is the culmination of a process. The artist momentarily fuses and assembles threads, fragments and faded memories for the viewer in a body of parallel, seemingly incongruent works that are challenging, disquietingly familiar and ultimately – strangely comforting.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with text by Rory Bester.