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Cameron Platter

Teen Non_Fiction

19 May – 9 June 2018                          

1301PE is pleased to announce Teen Non_Fiction, an exhibition of new works by South African-based artist, Cameron Platter.  This will be his first exhibition with the gallery. This exhibition presents an installation of new charcoal drawings, pencil drawings, and bronze sculpture.

Incorporating aspects of sculpture, drawing, video, collage, poetry, tapestry, and web, Cameron Platter’s work appropriates and filters, in a highly personal and idiosyncratic way, the enormous volume of information available today.  Blurring the distinction between high and low, his eclectic and multi-disciplinary approach to art making, typically draws from sources as disparate as fast food, art history, photography, psychedelics, landscape, advertising, therapy, collage, and consumerism.

Platter’s drawings in particular step back and forth over the line between abstraction and figuration punctuated by outbursts of pop culture references and inner repression.  In this series of drawings titled “Teen Non_Fiction”, he explores the different connotations, high and low, that fall under the arrangement of those words.

Cameron Platter was born in 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  He graduated with a BFA in painting from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in 2001.  Recent exhibitions include Salami at GNYP Gallery, Berlin (2018); SCREAMING HALLELUJAH at Ever Gold (Projects) (2017); U-SAVED_ME at Depart Foundation, Los Angeles, (2016); 2015 Artist in Residence at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA); Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, SFMOMA, San Francisco (2014); Imaginary Fact, Contemporary South African Art and the Archive at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013); De Leur Temps at Musee des Beaux-arts de Nantes (2013); Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now at MoMA, New York (2011); Les Rencontres Internationales at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014) and The Centre Georges Pomidou, Paris (2010); Le Biennale de Dakar 2010, Dakar Senegal; Coca-Colonized at Marte Museum, El Salvador (2010); and Absent Heroes at Iziko South African National Gallery (2010).

His work appears in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York; FRAC Pays de la Loire, France; Iziko South African National Gallery; The Margulies Collection, the Zeitz Collection, and the New Church Collection.  His work has been featured in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Vice Magazine, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, The BBC, Utflukt, Art South Africa, Protocollum, and Artforum.  He lives and works in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.


Earlier Event: March 24