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As below so above

28 January 2021

In this show, the viewer’s experience and existence is considered in relation to the monumental scale of these works. Their immersive scale prompts a phenomenological connection between conceptual engagement and bodily interaction. Soal connects, both visually and thematically, the intestinal or cerebral twists of the bottle top works with the exhibition’s title, which is an inversion of the saying,‘As above, so below’. Soal considers smaller systems such as the human body in relation to the larger universe — both physical and spiritual — and how these ‘worlds’ are interconnected. The self being a microcosm of the community, and a toothpick being a humble unit that, when collectivised, forms the whole artwork. The title further references the ways in which Soal’s works often inhabit both floor and wall, bridging these two dimensions. It also reflects his intuitive working process, which stems from somewhere in-between the gut and the brain.
As below so above will be opening in conjunction with his solo exhibition at the Nirox Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind. The show will touch on themes of ruins, decay, erosion, the relic and effigy. While these shows exist independently, they can also be seen in parallel with one another. The exhibition will open in February 2021, with an installation unveiling in January 2020.

Participating: Chris Soal


Address: 16 Buiten Street, Cape Town City Centre
Cell: +27 76 422 2387
Viewing Hours: Tuesday - Friday 09:30 - 17:00. Saturday 09:30 - 14:00. Or by appointment.


10 Artists

Participating: Various artists

Opening: Saturday 1 May 2021 - 9 May 2021

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