Barnard Gallery is proud to present Selah, an exhibition of paintings by Katherine Spindler. Although not the artist’s first solo show it is her first with the gallery and the first exhibition of her paintings.
The meaning of the word ‘selah’ is somewhat uncertain. Situated in the Book of Psalms ‘selah’ is thought by some to be a liturgical-musical mark or instruction on the reading of the text; the purpose of the word’s presence is to encourage a reader, a singing voice, to ‘pause and reflect’. Poignant, powerfully evocative and at times nostalgic Katherine’s paintings encourage moments of stasis and reflection – a certain ‘listening’.
The artist’s first solo exhibition At Sea was shown at Commune.1 in Cape Town in 2011 and her work has since been included in a number of group exhibitions including, amongst others Picture & Paper (Barnard Gallery, 2015), Then & Now: Conversations in Time (Barnard Gallery, 2015), Surface: Emerging Painters (Barnard Gallery, 2015), Paint Matters (Barnard Gallery, 2014), Cross-Currents (David Krut Projects, 2012) and This is not final (Michaelis Galleries, University of Cape Town, 2011; Substation Gallery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2010).