Exhibition Opening: Saturday 12 April 2014
Time: 11:00 – 14:00
Dress code: White
Exhibition Closure: Saturday 10 May 2014
Whatiftheworld is pleased to present ‘Golden Age Rising’ by Daniella Mooney.
“One finds here, very rarely in the low lying areas, more frequently as one goes farther up, a clear and extremely hard stone that is spherical and varies in size—a kind of crystal, but a curved crystal, something extraordinary and unknown on the rest of the planet. Among the French of Port-des-Singes, it is called peradam. Ivan Lapse remains puzzled by the formation and root meaning of this word. It may mean, according to him, “harder than diamond,” and it is; or “father of the diamond,” and they say that the diamond is in fact the product of the degeneration of the peradam by a sort of quartering of the circle or, more precisely, cubing of the sphere. Or again, the word may mean “Adam’s stone,” having some secret and profound connection to the original nature of man. The clarity of this stone is so great and its index of refraction so close to that of air that, despite the crystal’s great density, the unaccustomed eye hardly perceives it. But to anyone who seeks it with sincere desire and true need, it reveals itself by its sudden sparkle, like that of dewdrops. The peradam is the only substance, the only material object whose value is recognized by the guides of Mount Analogue. Therefore, it is the standard of all currency, as gold is for us”. (80-81) 
 Daumal, René. Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing. Trans. Carol Cosman. Overlook, 2004.
Daniella Mooney (born 1986) is a South African artist who lives and works in Cape Town. She completed her BAFA at the University of Cape Town in 2009. Primarily working in the mediums of sculpture and installation, her work explores the juncture between the sacred and the profane in our experience of the natural world. This is her second solo exhibition at the Whatiftheworld Gallery.
Architect Eero Saarinen in his office with a model for the Gateway Arch. The Gateway Arch is a 192 m high monument in St. Louis Missouri. It’s clad in Stainless Steel and built in the form of a flattened catenary arch. Here is an interior shot of the tram capsule.
The Gateway to the Invisible Must be Visible. Porcelain and Granite. 2013. In collaboration with Yogi de Beer at this year’s GUILD fair for Southern Guild at the V& A in Cape Town. 28th February - 9th March 2014.
February Creative Blocks. Just my pot luck. 2014
Top: Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico. Bottom: Glacier cave in Big Four Glacier, Big Four Mountain,Washington, ca. 1920
Sleeping Muse. Constantin Brancusi. 1910.
The Pietà (1498-1499) by Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Uqolino and His Sons by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.
Moonflower. Nighttime King Palm. Paintings for the group show ‘In Good Company’, held by Chandler House at the Irma Stern Museum. 2013.
‘Fools Gold’. Polished Sandstone and bronze. 2013. Photograph courtesy of Whatiftheworld Gallery and Hayden Phipps