The JHB Civic Gallery is delighted to be hosting an exhibition of recent
work by David Paton. David is currently a lecturer in the Fine Art
Department at Technikon Witwatersrand and has worked extensively in Art
David's work divides naturally into different CHAPTERS which explore the
diverse relationship between image and text.
Some of these works explore the temporal unfolding of meaning through
diverse readings of images as texts, texts as images and variations thereof.
The works consist of metal sheets onto which texts have been screen-printed.
These words have been closely chosen for their ability to contain various
forms of meaning:
(cult)ure, y(our), c(harm), con(text), elimi(nation), nu(clear)
These words have been chosen as they contain (or are contained in) other
words which have tenuous or little relationship with one another. The
relationship between the two words (or lack thereof) signifies a containment
of meaning, which is literalised in and by bottles fastened to the plate.
Other work includes sculptures, prints, video, photography and an Artist's