Porky Hefer’s immersive works have become a well-loved fixture both locally and abroad. In September, after touring the world circuit, his playful nest environments will return to Southern Guild gallery for ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’, his first solo show in Johannesburg.
The human scale nests and living pods are both a fantasy world and functional furniture – beautifully crafted, but alive with evocative childhood delight. ‘Porky is a designer who makes art’, says Southern Guild co-founder Julian McGowan. ‘The apparent playfulness of the work belies the depth of thinking.’