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Greg Stock – Interval – 01/04 – 24/04 2016

“hand –machine-between” Rossouw Modern SPACE Hermanus     01/04 – 24/04 2016 Opening – 1 April 2016 at 5.30 pm Interval consists of seven drawing machines complemented with several completed drawings made by each and two realistic pencil drawings. From Harmonographs to Topographic machines, this exhibition may remind one of the studios of inventors like Leonardo da Vinci and Archimedes of Syracuse. Interval, meaning a pause or break in activity, stems from Greg’s previous sold out exhibition titled “A space between” at Gallery 99 Loop in 2015, which focused on the transitional object and the transitional space which one enters into while engaging with these objects. Making art and art objects has always been something that has placed Greg into this space. For a while after his previous exhibition he tried working from eight to five and attempting to make art at the same time. This didn’t work out for him and the therapeutic act of making art became a time of resentment, tiring instead of exciting and new. “This time spent attempting to balance making art and working full time became my “interval”, a break in activity of making art; a period where I didn’t have time to do what I loved and felt good doing, which eventually lead me to where I am now, another transitional period between being a full time artist and the end of a short- lived professional career. A time which taught me more about what I wanted in life than my four years at university. This interval has lead me to broadening my activity into investigating passion versus obsession in practicing art” says Greg....