Justine Mahoney

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04.05.2017 - 30.06.2017
Johannesburg
Justine’s fascination with fantasy, child’s play and imagination, overlaid with the sinister realities of our society, make up the overarching theme in her work.

Justine Mahoney‘s solo exhibition, Tainted, presents a series of 10 bronze sculptures with 10 corresponding collages, and is the artist’s study of the jostling schizophrenia that exists between an apparent playful façade and a darker element that lurks beneath the surface. Each sculpted character – cast in bronze and hand-painted by Justine – is available as an edition of nine. The corresponding collages offer an inspired view into the artist’s world of pieced-together fantasy, with themes centred around her observations of gender, landscape, aspiration and oppression, many of which are an amalgamation of stories told to her by her stay-at-home nanny, Lizzy Maema, during her childhood.

Mahoney’s fascination with fantasy, child’s play and imagination, overlaid with the sinister realities of our society, make up the overarching theme in her work. “As Mahoney’s confidence as an artist grows, her subject matter becomes more enticing and thought-provoking, reflecting South African culture in a dark mirror,” says Southern Guild co-founder, Julian McGowan. “This exhibition takes you to a familiar but unsettling place – it is Malice in Wonderland.”

Justine Mahoney
Blolo Space Traveller

Bronze, enamel paint
25 x 23 x 53 cm
Edition of 9 + 2 APs

Justine Mahoney
Blolo Space Traveller

Bronze, enamel paint
25 x 23 x 53 cm
Edition of 9 + 2 APs

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Justine Mahoney
Blolo Space Traveller Collage

Non-toxic UV ink jet print on toughened glass, stained marine plywood, brass clips
106 cm diameter
Edition of 9

Justine Mahoney
Blolo Space Traveller Collage

Non-toxic UV ink jet print on toughened glass, stained marine plywood, brass clips
106 cm diameter
Edition of 9

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Justine Mahoney
Hands Up

Bronze, enamel paint
26.5 x 34 x 80 cm
Edition of 9 + 2 APs

Justine Mahoney
Hands Up

Bronze, enamel paint
26.5 x 34 x 80 cm
Edition of 9 + 2 APs

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Justine Mahoney
Hands Up Collage

Non-toxic UV ink jet print on toughened glass, stained marine plywood, brass clips
106 cm diameter
Edition of 9

Justine Mahoney
Hands Up Collage

Non-toxic UV ink jet print on toughened glass, stained marine plywood, brass clips
106 cm diameter
Edition of 9

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Justine Mahoney
Heroine

Bronze, enamel paint
25 x 25 x 73 cm
Edition of 9 + 2 APs

Justine Mahoney
Heroine

Bronze, enamel paint
25 x 25 x 73 cm
Edition of 9 + 2 APs

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Justine Mahoney
Heroine Collage

Non-toxic UV ink jet print on toughened glass, stained marine plywood, brass clips
106 cm diameter
Edition of 9

Justine Mahoney
Heroine Collage

Non-toxic UV ink jet print on toughened glass, stained marine plywood, brass clips
106 cm diameter
Edition of 9

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Justine Mahoney
Initiation

Bronze, enamel paint
28 x 40 x 88 cm
Edition of 9 + 2 APs

Justine Mahoney
Initiation

Bronze, enamel paint
28 x 40 x 88 cm
Edition of 9 + 2 APs

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Justine Mahoney
Initiation Collage

Non-toxic UV ink jet print on toughened glass, stained marine plywood, brass clips
106 cm diameter
Edition of 9

Justine Mahoney
Initiation Collage

Non-toxic UV ink jet print on toughened glass, stained marine plywood, brass clips
106 cm diameter
Edition of 9

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Justine Mahoney
Intergalactic Wanderer

Bronze, enamel paint
28 x 28 x 70 cm
Edition of 9 + 2 APs

Justine Mahoney
Intergalactic Wanderer

Bronze, enamel paint
28 x 28 x 70 cm
Edition of 9 + 2 APs

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Justine Mahoney
Intergalactic Wanderer Collage

UV ink jet-print on toughened glass, stained marine plywood, brass clips
106 cm diameter
Edition of 9

Justine Mahoney
Intergalactic Wanderer Collage

UV ink jet-print on toughened glass, stained marine plywood, brass clips
106 cm diameter
Edition of 9

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Justine Mahoney
Invader

Bronze, enamel paint
22 x 22 x 50 cm
Edition of 9 + 2 APs

Justine Mahoney
Invader

Bronze, enamel paint
22 x 22 x 50 cm
Edition of 9 + 2 APs

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Justine Mahoney
Invader Collage

Non-toxic UV ink jet print on toughened glass, stained marine plywood, brass clips
106 cm diameter
Edition of 9

Justine Mahoney
Invader Collage

Non-toxic UV ink jet print on toughened glass, stained marine plywood, brass clips
106 cm diameter
Edition of 9

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