An exhibition by Jacob van Schalkwyk and Michael MacGarry
Pentatonic Rubbernecking is an exhibition by Jacob van Schalkwyk and Michael MacGarry. The title alludes to an artistic practice that combines the ethical dilemma of what Arthur Jaffa calls 'rubbernecking'  with Kofi Agawu's understanding of pre-colonial African music(s) as isolated from the catastrophic influences of tonal harmony on non-Western (pentatonic) forms of musical expression. 
Van Schalkwyk and MacGarry have combined efforts previously on several of MacGarry's early short films, notably LHR-JNB (2010), Will to Power (2010) and As Above So Below (2016). Pentatonic Rubbernecking is their first exhibition together, a by-product of a decade-long conversation about making art.
About GUS gallery
The Gallery of the University of Stellenbosch (GUS) is an off-campus extension of the Visual Arts Department. Gus-gallery.co.za serves as a central online space, archiving and promoting exhibitions and events at GUS gallery.
Our vision is to serve as a public multi-disciplinary community centre, creating a space for sharing of knowledge, ideas and inspiration. In addition to exhibitions, GUS hosts live music events, poetry sessions, open workshops, lectures and discussions.
GUS gallery team 2020:
Kamiela Crombie - Reception
Mikhaila Coerecius - Intern-Curator
Stephane Conradie - GUS Committee Coordinator