Gadra Education will benefit from the sale of prints from a body of photographic work made entirely in Makhanda (Grahamstown), called the twist of a knee, 2018. Works by Makhanda-born artist and photographer CJ Chandler will be auctioned at the exhibition venue, Kowie Brake and Clutch in Dundas Street, at 8pm on Friday 15 February. The exhibition opens an hour and a half earlier, at 6.30pm and Chandler will conduct an artist’s walkabout of the exhibition the next day, Saturday 16 February, at midday.
The twist of a knee, 2018, is a body of photographic work made entirely in Grahamstown/Makhanda.
“The monograph attempts to investigate chance, the everyday and the medium of photography,” Chandler said.
This was the first time the work would be shown at this scale. “All funds raised from the auctioned prints will go to Gadra Education,” he said. Further print sales would contribute to Chandler’s art practice.
Chandler holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town. He is currently based in Hamburg, Germany, where he is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the Hochschule für bildende Künste.