Hush Hush

Tue, May 30, 2017 to Sat, June 17, 2017
  • Nico Krijno, Potato Palm, 2017, Inkjet prints on cotton photo rag paper, 85 x 60cm, Edition 3 of 5
  • Johno Mellish, Incoming II, 2016, Photograph printed on cotton rag, 66 x 65cm, Edition of 6 + AP
  • Thandiwe Msebenzi, Ingubo, 2015, German etching archival paper, 30 x 20cm
  • Mitchell Messina, Portfolio on Persian Rug, 2017, Digital print on perspex mount, 84 x 119cm, Edition of 5 + AP
  • Ashley Walters, Monster, Ravensmead Annual High School Fair, Ravensmead, 2013, Archival pigment ink on cotton paper, 78 x 112cm, Edition 3 of 10 + 3AP

SMITH is delighted to present HUSH HUSH, a group photography exhibition seeking to test the
scope of the contemporary photographic medium as an experimental art form. The exhibition will
run from 30 May – 17 June 2017.

Eight inimitable artists have been invited to contribute work to HUSH HUSH, all of whom share a
particular concern with the reinvention of the photographic landscape. While their means of manipulation
differ as vastly as the various methods and materials used, in each case the artist is an
active participant in the fabrication of the final image.

HUSH HUSH hones in on the way in which intentional intrusions into a chosen landscape, scene
or still life fundamentally changes the image that is finally captured by a camera, thus blurring –
and in some cases obliterating – the line between where an artist ends and an image begins.

The artists involved are Nico Krijno, Thandiwe Msebenzi, Paris Brummer, Johno Mellish, Bert
Pauw, Andile Buka, Mitchell Gilbert Messina and Ashley Walters.