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In Arcadia, Jaco van Schalkwyk extends the exploration of the troubled and paradoxical relationship between man and nature begun in his 2015 solo show Eden

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In Arcadia, Jaco van Schalkwyk extends the exploration of the troubled and paradoxical relationship between man and nature begun in his 2015 solo show Eden - witnessing and calling attention to the inherent dichotomies on which our understandings of the natural world are predicated. These are dichotomies of reverence and destruction, indulgence and neglect, connection and alienation. While Eden …

In Arcadia, Jaco van Schalkwyk extends the exploration of the troubled and paradoxical relationship between man and nature begun in his 2015 solo show Eden - witnessing and calling attention to the inherent dichotomies on which our understandings of the natural world are predicated. These are dichotomies of reverence and destruction, indulgence and neglect, connection and alienation. While Eden drew on imagery from the island of Sylt, Germany; Arcadia references van Schalkwyk’s recent stay in Bali, Indonesia, where ancient traditions and connections to the natural world are contrasted with …

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