YOU ARE HERE - Solo Exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town

A solo exhibition by Kirsten Sims

O Me! O Life!
Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?
 
                                       Answer.
That you are here—that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
 
 
About the Exhibition
’You Are Here’ is a visual quest for space and a desire to go on imaginary adventures to find the place between being lost and found. This body of work is both an exploration of narrative on a larger format and an investigation of how abstract mark making can be combined with figurative story telling. Telling stories on a larger scale feels overwhelming and exciting and that feeling is what I want to investigate with this exhibition. Using old magazines, personal photographs and the infinite rabbit holes of the Internet as my points of departure I explore the landscapes and stories from the area ‘where the pin drops’. As always my focus is on people, places, parties, palms and pets…
You Are Here 
Limoncello
Onward Ho
Spirit Animal Convention
The Sky Was Faking It
Goddess Pool 
That'll Be the Frosty Friday
Amethyst Morning
Jade's Surrender
Die Poort 
Rock Around The Mulberry Bush
At the End of the Day
Leap Year
Capetonian Sundowner
Comotion
Ducked Off
Fairweather Family Photograph
Night Bus to Nowhere
Love Game
Night in Shining Armour
Never Ever Land
Loosely Based on Real Events
Onward Ho II
Oh Heavens!
No Tinder at the Table
Rapunzel's Retreat
The Feminists
Niknak Paddy Whack
Trying to Leave the Party Quietly
Where Husbands Live
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