Andries Fourie: Land/Marks

April 16 – May 15, 2016

Atrium Gallery

Andries Fourie is an associate professor of the art department at Willamette University where he teaches sculpture. Over the years, Fourie's paintings and sculptures have dealt with issues of memory, identity, tradition, and cultural hybridity in South African culture, as well as the ways in which these issues intersect with the landscape and relate to the land. In the current exhibition, Fourie explores the natural and human ecology of the Eastern Cape of South Africa where he was born and raised.

Exhibition Related Events

The Natural and Human Ecology of the Eastern Cape 
Andries Fourie and David Craig
April 15, 2016  |  5-6 p.m.
Roger Hull Lecture Hall, Hallie Ford Museum of Art

In conjunction with the exhibition, Fourie and biology professor David Craig will present a joint lecture on their research and trip to the Eastern Cape in 2013.

April 15, 2016  |  6-8 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art

April 19, 2016  |  12:30 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Free and open to the public
Join Professor David Craig, for a guided tour of the exhibition.

May 10, 2016  |  12:30 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Free and open to the public
Join Professor Andries Fourie, for a guided tour of the exhibition.


Financial Support

Financial support for the exhibition and brochure was provided by the Verda Karen McCracken Young Exhibition Fund of the Department of Art and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, and by general operating support grants from the City of Salem’s Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.


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"In my work about land, landscape and belonging, I attempt to approach the relationship of both individuals and cultures with the land while avoiding the pitfall of viewing it through the lens of ethnic nationalism. My work aims to acknowledge the fact that the land to which I feel a profound connection, and which has made me who I am, is contested, and is an important part of the identity and memory of those who were dispossessed of it."

-Andries Fourie 

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