Cape Town changes on show

30 March 2009

UCT graduate and staffer Michael Wyeth is hosting an exhibition of works - Surfaces, Spaces and Shrines at the Irma Stern Museum from the end of March.

The photographic work was started in 2006, and observes the ongoing transformation of the city of Cape Town, showing the many physical changes taking place to structures in the inner city's residential, business and recreational areas.

"As a photographer, my visual concern is with the visible surface of the city; with the physical, textural exterior and the way that it weathers with time and change, and how it endures the actions of man and the elements," Wyeth explained.

"I engage with the physicality that makes up the material of the cityscape: walls, structures, shapes, concrete, paint, brick, rust, peeling, and scratches."

Wyeth, who studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, has had exhibitions (mostly in Cape Town) before, notably SA Photo Statements and City Skin during the Month of Photography, October 2008.

The exhibition runs until 18 April.

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