Bloemfontein-based sculptor, Miné Kleynhans’s exhibition, Propitas, is currently on display in the Annex Gallery of Oliewenhuis Art Museum.
The artworks in this exhibition flirt with contemporary marketing and poke fun at ideas about property and consumer products. The commercial offer made by these works target prevalent attitudes, expectations and desires in the average middle class household in a satirical yet solitary way.
The works play imaginatively with elements from the insurance, security, marketing and spiritual industry by way of the design of semi-commercial products with fictional pseudo-transcendental aspirations.
The works thematically speak to, and about, human desires regarding cherishing, surety, significance and enchantment in commercial as well as domestic spheres.
This extraordinary exhibition is in partial compliance with the requirements for the MA (Fine Arts) degree at the University of the Free State which Kleynhans is completing in 2017. Kleynhans will be conducting an informal evening walkabout at 19:00 on Thursday 24 August 2017 at the Annex Gallery of Oliewenhuis Art Museum.
– JERETHA OOSTHUIZEN