Dominique Edwards (b.1980, Kimberley) holds a Masters in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art (2012), a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cape Town (2003) and a Bachelor in Fine Art from the University of Stellenbosch (2002). Edwards lectures and continues to work with a broad spectrum of students at various FET and tertiary institutions in Cape Town. She has taken part in group shows locally and internationally and has had two solo exhibitions with Commune.1.
Edwards is interested in the repetitive activity of human labour, and notions of time and place, which she explores by means of drawing, installation, video and photography. She is particularly curious about the materiality of things and how they retain their form. It is through the methodical deconstruction of her materials that she begins to unpack their comprehensive knowledge systems and play. The making of her work is governed by process, and a curiosity for the unknown; these notions, foundational to her making, also seem to seep into the experience of viewing her work.
Edwards currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.
Tumble drier pulp on paper
59.4 x 83.5cm (each)
133 x 83.5cm (installation)
Pulped tumble drier lint on felt and light box
59.4 x 79.5cm (each)
133 x 79,5cm (installation)
Cold glue, plastic tubing, tape, wire, yellow pva, white enamel paint, acrylic filler
84 x 59cm