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<ul> <li> <A href="artists.php" title="ARTISTS - information about artists">ARTISTS</A> <ul> <li><a href="about_gallery_schedule.php" target="content2" onClick="top.activate(2);">Gallery viewing schedule</a></li> <li><a href="about_directions.php" target="content2" onClick="top.activate(2);">Directions to the gallery</a></li> <li><a href="about_mailinglist.php" target="content2" onClick="top.activate(2);">Join our mailing list</a></li> </ul> </li> <li> <A href="exhibitions_latest.php" title="LATEST EXHIBITION - view exhibition work, press coverage and downloads">LATEST EXHIBITION</A></li> <li><A href="exhibitions.php" title="PAST EXHIBITIONS - view exhibition work, press coverage and downloads">PAST EXHIBITIONS</A></li> <li><A href="online_sales.php" title="ONLINE SALES">ONLINE SALES</A></li> </ul> <div id="exhibitions_latest"> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html> <head> <title>EXHIBITIONS : ROOKE GALLERY</title> <link rel="STYLESHEET" type="text/css" href="inc/content.css"> <script src="inc/general.inc.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="javascript/prototype.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <meta http-equiv="Keywords" content="exhibitions, Rooke Gallery, Roger Ballen, Zander Blom, The Bang Bang Club, Garth Meyer, Stefan Krynauw, Frank Marshall, Garth Meyer, iJusi, Abri de Swardt, Asha Zero, Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, Art Gallery, contemporary art"> <meta http-equiv="Description" content="Latest exhibitions. The Rooke Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in Johannesburg that represents Roger Ballen, Zander Blom, The Bang Bang Club, Garth Meyer, Stefan Krynauw, Frank Marshall, Garth Meyer, iJusi, Abri de Swardt and Asha Zero"> </head> <body> <a name="top"></a> <h1>LATEST EXHIBITION</h1> <a name="FRANK-MARSHALL"></a><strong>FRANK MARSHALL<br /> RENEGADES</strong> <!--<br /> 5 JULY &ndash; END AUGUST 2011--> <br /><br /> <em>Renegades</em> is a landmark exhibition by <strong>Frank Marshall</strong>, representing a decisive outcropping of a Heavy Metal subculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. <br /> <strong>To view all works click <a href="slides_frame.php?t=frank_marshall_201111" class="lightwindow_iframe_link">here</a></strong> <br /> To download the catalogue click <a href="/dl.php/downloads/frank_marshall/Frank_Marshall_201111.pdf">here</a> <br /><br /> Marshall's portraits offer a tentative and considered vision of this subculture in Botswana; historically adverse in reaction to the occidental genre, making Marshall's subjects somewhat of an anomaly. In this way, Marshall aptly dubs his subjects <em>renegades</em>, tentatively situating himself as a mediator chronicling "visions" of rebellious individuals who form part of an ulterior, emergent rootedness where traditional identities and political histories in Botswana are subverted. <br /><br /> Heavy Metal audiences have traditionally been Caucasian, Patriarchal, and Eurocentric, making Marshall's portraits parodies of heavy metal lore envisaging the multiple polarities of the subculture's social strata. <br /><br /> <em>Renegades</em> is thus a sociological case study of an underground minority rebelling against the status quo, redrawing the borders of both Heavy Metal and orthodox culture in Botswana. <br /><br /> <a href="/art/frank_marshall/Frank-Marshall-3.jpg" class="lightwindow_iframe_link" title="&quot;Dead Demon Rider&quot; 2010"><img src="/art/frank_marshall/tn_Frank-Marshall-3.jpg" alt="Frank Marshall: &quot;Dead Demon Rider&quot; 2010" border="0" alt="&quot;Dead Demon Rider&quot; 2010" /></a> <br /> <span style="font-size: 9px">"Dead Demon Rider" 2010</span> <br /><br /> Resultantly, Marshall creates a sense of affirmation for his <em>renegades</em>, specifically exploring impressions of performativity, authenticity and mythology. Marshall decodes the visual rhetoric of his <em>renegades</em> by making apparent the modification and hybridization of a predominantly western subculture in Botswana. The unique topology and physiognomy of each character effectively communicates the spirit imbued by the appearance of Botswana's often-uninviting Heavy Metal subculture. <br /><br /> Marshall's portraits break down established archetypes surrounding ethnicity, cultural identity, and ideology. The individuals in Marshall's photographs are on the fringe of a society already situated within the geographical and ideological space of the Other, concretizing his work in the fields of anthropology and post-colonialism. <br /><br /> <a href="/art/frank_marshall/Frank-Marshall-2.jpg" class="lightwindow_iframe_link" title="&quot;Morgue Boss&quot; 2010"><img src="/art/frank_marshall/tn_Frank-Marshall-2.jpg" border="0" alt="&quot;Morgue Boss&quot; 2010" /></a> <br /> <span style="font-size: 9px">"Morgue Boss" 2010</span> <br /><br /> Tribe-like, Heavy Metal possesses an unconscious sense of brotherhood that transcends race and nationality in the context of <em>Renegades</em>. So too, Marshall's <em>renegades</em> unpack popular stereotypes, transcending traditions, blurring the boundaries between liberty and fraternity, helping to delineate the power structures inherent to Heavy Metal, which may be misinterpreted as a trace of an oppressive past. This is in keeping with the extremism of Heavy Metal ideology, embracing anything that popular culture finds unacceptable. <br /><br /> <a href="/art/frank_marshall/Frank-Marshall-1.jpg" class="lightwindow_iframe_link" title="&quot;Death&quot; 2010"><img src="/art/frank_marshall/tn_Frank-Marshall-1.jpg" border="0" alt="&quot;Death&quot; 2010" /></a> <br /> <span style="font-size: 9px;">&quot;Death&quot; 2010</span> <br /><br /> A limited edition, signed artist book comprising 60 portraits is available on order only for R2,800 ex Vat. <br /> Sales enquiries to <a href="mailto:inside@rookegallery.com">inside@rookegallery.com</a> <br /><br /> <a href="/art/frank_marshall/BOOK.jpg" class="lightwindow_iframe_link" title="Renegades artist book"><img src="/art/frank_marshall/tn_BOOK.jpg" border="0" alt="Renegades artist book" /></a> <br /> <span style="font-size: 9px;"><em>Renegades</em> artist book</span> <br /><br /> <br> <br><br> <script type="text/javascript"> var links = $$('.lightwindow_iframe_link'); links.each(function(link) { Event.observe(link, 'click', function() {parent.myLightWindow.activate(null, link);}, false); link.onclick = function() {return false;}; }); </script> </body> </html> </div> <div id="blog_updates"> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html> <head> <title>WEBLOG UPDATES</title> <link rel="STYLESHEET" type="text/css" href="inc/content.css"> <script src="inc/general.inc.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> function valid(f) { var errmsg = ''; if (f.firstname.value.length == 0) { errmsg += '- First name is required.\n'; } if (f.surname.value.length == 0) { errmsg += '- Surname is required.\n'; } if (f.email.value.length == 0) { errmsg += '- Email is required.\n'; } /* else if (Validemail(f.email.value)) { errmsg += '- Email address is invalid.\n'; } */ if (errmsg) { alert(errmsg); return false; } else { return true; } } </script> </head> <body> <h1>AUTOMATIC WEBLOG UPDATES</h1> Please supply your name and email address to automatically receive an email when Liam Lynch's weblog is updated. <br><br> <form action="blog_updates_add.php" method="post" onSubmit="return valid(this);"> <table> <tr> <td>Name</td> <td><input type="text" name="firstname" maxlength="255"></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Surname</td> <td><input type="text" name="surname" maxlength="255"></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Email address</td> <td><input type="text" name="email" maxlength="255"></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td><input type="submit" value="Subscribe"></td> </tr> </table> </form> <br> <br> </body> </html> </div>