OPENING APRIL 2014
SOLO EXHIBITION TITLED:
"EXPOSE + APPROPRIATTION = ART!"
NEW HERITAGE GALLERY & THE d'VINE art ROOM
100 SHORTMARKET STREET (cnr BREE)
CAPE TOWN 8001
Rohrig's images [the "EXPOSE" of the exhibit] could stand alone, worthy of their intrinsic beauty, originality, sensitivity and perfection. His choice of art ["APPROPRIATE"] is quirky, spontaneous and "all over the place" but it is essentially and instantly recognizable. The homogenous and "osmotic" union of the two have raised the awareness of "Appropriation Art", as defined below:
1. [MASS NOUN] The action of appropriating something:
1.1 The deliberate reworking of images and styles from earlier, well-known works of art:
[the hallmark of postmodernism has turned out to be appropriation]
The final, original artwork appears deceptively effortless, but only a fine and keen knowledge of visual and digital media allows this seamless perfection.