Deborah Poynton’s Model for a World: A Survey of 25 Years of Painting | 15 May – 26 Jul 2013
The New Church Museum Presents
Deborah Poynton’s Model for a World: A Survey of 25 Years of Painting
Curated by Kirsty Cockerill
15 May – 26 July 2014
A personally calibrated material experience, a curatorial construction, a survey designed to function as a collection of marker pegs, staking a spot from which to gain a perspective of 25 years of Deborah Poynton’s paintings.
Poynton, South Africa’s most significant realist painter (b. 1970, Durban) studied at the Rhode Island School of Design from 1987 to 1989 and currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. She has held six solo exhibitions at Stevenson in Cape Town and Johannesburg. She showed at the KZNSA Gallery, Durban in 2010, and held her first US solo exhibitions at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s galleries in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia in 2009; a monograph, Deborah Poynton: Everything Matters, was published to accompany these exhibitions. Group shows include Eros and Thanatos at Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany (2012); A Conversation with Bolus at the Michaelis Galleries, University of Cape Town (2011);Von Liebeslust und Lebenslast – der inszenierte Alltagat, Corvey Castle, near Höxter, Germany (2009); and New Painting at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban, Unisa Art Gallery in Pretoria and Johannesburg Art Gallery (2006). A monograph on her work from 2008 to 2013, Deborah Poynton: Pictures, was published by Stevenson in 2013.
The New Church Museum acknowledges with deep gratitude the generosity of the private and corporate collections, nationally and internationally, who loaned the paintings that manifested this exhibition.
Photograph copyright by David Goldblatt
Deborah Poynton with her friend Ilsa Boswell and sons, Wilder and Robin, at her Cape Town studio. February 2014.