A Novel in Parts is the solo exhibition of artist Renée Holleman at the Whatiftheworld Gallery in Woodstock, Cape Town.
Inspired by her neighbourhood, Holleman creates her own adventure stories while employing the device of the novel to explore interweaving concerns. The concerns in question draw in history, locale, narratives of progress, abstract fable, visual conundrum and text.
Taking Woodstock as its point of departure, A Novel in Parts alludes to different spaces, gaps and dislocations in reading and viewing, placing the viewer in an interpretive position.
Including drawing, installation, sculpture and sound, the exhibition aims to open up a story-telling space where fact and fiction stand side-by-side.
A Novel in Parts runs until 8 October 2011.