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11 Carl Jeppe and Lwandiso Njara address the effect of postmodern hegemony on changing socio-cultural constructs in terms of technology expanding global relationships and exchange. Njaras works bring together the two spiritual cultural realms in which he was raised by investigating changing customs and beliefs while Jeppes charcoal landscape drawings devoid of vegetation or human habitation allude to mans power over the planet without accountability. Both artists works suggest a post-apocalyptic world affected by mans inability to find cohesion between various systems of survival and progression. Lwandiso Njara spent his boyhood and years of spiritual awakening in the Mpondo Valley in rural Transkei while his Catholic schooling introduced him to Westernglobal ideologies and technologies. His Christian grandmother believed that there was a place for Christianity along with that of Xhosa ancestral rituals. For her both were necessary for our survival in society. This raised issues of belief and doubt in me leading me to ask questions about my identity he says. In his quest to understand where he finds himself in the world his sculptures and drawings reflect his cultural beliefs and their hybridisation with Western technological ways of being. Carl Jeppes landscapes do not depict a known geographical location although there is often reference to some form of human intervention. He is inspired by evidence of historical events that have taken place either naturally like the formations of layers of rock and their eventual erosion or through human endeavour. Man has immense power over the landscape. Its all in pursuit of progress but unfortunately there seem to be five underlying principles guiding this progress arrogance ignorance intolerance incompetence and greed no matter what great strides mankind has made in terms of technology or morality Jeppe says. NOTSETIN STONE is a jointexhibitionon show atthe UJ ArtGalleryKingswaycampus from 29 June to 27 July.These drawings do notpretend to moralise butsimplyserve as bystanders to the goings-on ofphenomena thatare surprising mysterious cataclysmic and magnificent. Above and left Carl Jeppe. Untitled 2015. Charcoal on paper Far left Lwandiso Njara. Sheep.d.u Mixed media sculpture