Harmonia: Sacred Geometry, The Pattern of Existence – a solo exhibition by Gordon Froud, is taking place at Cavalli Gallery, outside Somerset West, and runs until Sunday October 15.
Says the arist: “Geometry is widely held to be the universal plan on which all material existence is based. The patterns of proportions, shape, form and numbers are found in the smallest atomic structures and are perpetuated at every level of existence even as far as a pattern for the expanding universe in which we live.
“Most belief systems acknowledge geometry as a plan: blueprint or map on/through which matter has come into being. This has variously been described as the thoughts of God, divine utterances, proof of a creator, a master plan and so on. In its application geometry (Greek for earth – geo and meter for measurement) it is thus often imbued with notions of the divine or the sacred referring to a creator of God or energy force.”
Froud, who is a well-known sculptor, curator and senior lecturer in sculpture at the University of Johannesburg, presents a new body of work that investigates various aspects of sacred geometry in the world around us.
This show extends to more than his sculptural works and includes drawings, printmaking, digital imaging, embossing and even animation. Froud looks at sacred geometry in the landscapes, the cityscapes, in the human form and in the spirit. Each of these chapters reinforces the proliferation and extent to which geometry is inherent to our existence and to the overall pattern of the universe.
His exploration of the spiritual is not partisan (as he does not ascribe to a particular belief system himself) but looks at sacred geometry in most belief systems from ancient Egypt, Mayan temples, Judeo-Christian, Islam and other beliefs, to contemporary beliefs in alien and inter-dimensionality of beings, crop circles and the like.
Harmonia is an Art Source South Africa project.
The gallery is open from Wednesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 6pm. Contact Amy Lyn Eveleigh, on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.