June 2 – 30, 2018
Opening Reception: June 2, 5-8 pm
Ever Gold [Projects] is pleased to present 13 Works, an exhibition of new charcoal drawings and bronze sculptures by Cameron Platter (b. 1978, Johannesburg, South Africa). 13 Works is Platter’s second solo exhibition with Ever Gold [Projects].
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do:
- Waste time feeling sorry for yourself
- Give away your power
- Fear change
- Focus on things you can’t control
- Worry about pleasing everyone
- Don’t take calculated risks
- Dwell on the past
- Make the same mistakes over and over
- Resent other people’s success
- Give up after the first failure
- Fear alone time
- The world owes you
- Expect immediate results
Cameron Platter was born in 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He graduated with a BFA in painting from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in 2001. Recent exhibitions include Teen Non_Fiction at 1301PE, Los Angeles (2018); Salami at GNYP Gallery, Berlin (2018); SCREAMING HALLELUJAH at Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco (2017); U-SAVED-ME at Depart Foundation, Los Angeles (2016); 2015 Artist in Residence at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA); Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, SFMOMA, San Francisco (2014); Imaginary Fact, Contemporary South African Art and the Archive at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013); De Leur Temps at Musee des Beaux-arts de Nantes (2013); Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now at MoMA, New York (2011); Les Rencontres Internationales at Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014) and The Centre Georges Pomidou, Paris (2010); Le Biennale de Dakar 2010, Dakar, Senegal; Coca-Colonized at Marte Museum, El Salvador (2010); and Absent Heroes at Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town (2010). His work is present in the permanent collections of MoMA, New York; The FRAC Pays de la Loire, France; the Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town; The Margulies Collection, Miami; The Zeitz Collection; and The New Church Collection, Cape Town. His work has been featured in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Vice Magazine, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, SFAQ, The BBC, Utflukt, Art South Africa, Protocollum, and Artforum. He lives and works in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
13 Works will take place in Suite 211 of the Minnesota Street Project—just upstairs from Ever Gold [Projects]’s main location in Suite 105.