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December 9, 2013 - Comments Off on Greatest Hits 2013 : Industrial Harvest 20 January – 27 February 2014

Greatest Hits 2013 : Industrial Harvest 20 January – 27 February 2014

GREATEST HITS 2013: Industrial Harvest  curated by Kirsty Cockerill

Greatest Hits 2013 is a curated exhibition with artworks selected from the Michaelis school of Fine Art UCT, Ruth Prowse School of Art and Stellenbosch University Graduate exhibitions. Greatest Hits 2013 offers an overview of the local and broader discourses that run through the three schools and reflects the quality of work produced by the graduate students in 2013.

Featuring works by  Sarah Akerman, Jessica Arnot, Jamie Belford, Gregory R Bertrand, Katinka Bester, Sarah Biggs, Annchen Bronkowski, Stephané E. Conradie, Yazmin Ezzideen, Isabella Knemeyer, Rudi le Hane, Linki Lutz, Angus MacKinnon, Mitchell Messina, Tess Metcalf, Berry Meyer, Garth Morris-Davies, Rosie Mudge, Noël Platts, Alexandre Rochard, Carolina Salinas, Amy Sephton, Jake Singer, Molly Stevens, Nikita Stevens, Andrew Thomas, Anika van der Westhuijzen, Alexia Vogel, Cora Wasserman, and  Joshua Williams.

Alexia Vogel - Daisy Tree, 2013

Alexia Vogel - Daisy Tree, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 15, 2013 - Comments Off on Vanitas 2013 / 2 December 2013 – 16 January 2014

Vanitas 2013 / 2 December 2013 – 16 January 2014

A group exhibition of 21  painters

curated by Clare Menck.

The Latin term 'Vanitas' can broadly be translated as vanity, or transience, and is interpreted in Dutch and Flemish still-life painting of the 16th and 17th centuries with symbols like skulls, smoke, hourglasses, fish and hunted animals, fruit, insects such as flies and butterflies, and bubbles.  These contrasting symbols underline the paradox of the life-death dichotomy, by on the one hand describing the sensuality of the pleasures of the flesh, and on the other reminding of the certainty of its passing and of decay.

Vanitas 2013, a group exhibition with 20 painters was curated by Clare Menck. Vanitas 2013 aims towards a new take on this age-old theme in terms of contemporary South African painting, with a sterling list of celebrated and promising contemporary painters. New symbolic images that relate to the ancient wisdom will give new life to it and to painting now.  Vanitas 2013 includes paintings by Ingrid Winterbach, Johann Louw, Walter Meyer, Anton Karstel, Henk Serfontein, Pauline Gutter, Anathi Tyawa, Simon Stone, Andries Gouws, Nicolaas Maritz, John Murray, Eugenie Marais, Peter van Straten, Cobus van Bosch, Jan du Toit, Wendy Gaybba, Annelie Venter, Kennett Sinclair, Monique Schumacher (Netherlands/Austria), Albert Greving (Netherlands) and Clare Menck.

 

Anathi Tyawa - Portrait of a four-year-old with spear and bone, after Paulus Moreelse (1571-1638)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 6, 2013 - Comments Off on Selfshots / Hentie van der Merwe / 23 September – 18 October 2013

Selfshots / Hentie van der Merwe / 23 September – 18 October 2013

Hentie van der Merwe presents Selfshots in the Long Gallery. A series of faces produced through an elaborate process of appropriation, reflection and manipulation. Selecting images posted online, taken by individuals capturing their own reflections by way of mirror or cellphone camera, van der Merwe reconstructs this images, offering the viewer a new face, one that metaphorically and technically investigates the phenomena of sharing private moments on public platforms.

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November 6, 2013 - Comments Off on Once there was and once there was not / Elize Vossgatter / 23 September – 18 October 2013

Once there was and once there was not / Elize Vossgatter / 23 September – 18 October 2013

Fascinated by folklore and the cautionary tales of old, Elize Vossgatter paints a story with no beginning, or end, somewhere between the alchemy of materiality and the gesture of hand - characters are birthed and morality is reflected on. The beautiful, and the grotesque, stand within the picture plain as monuments and memorials to humanness, painterly contradiction, social success and failure.

Opening address by Andrew Lamprecht

Elize Vossgatter - Snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 6, 2013 - Comments Off on Brief Encounters / Frans Smit / 29 July – 23 August 2013

Brief Encounters / Frans Smit / 29 July – 23 August 2013

Brief Encounters is a series of painted portraits on paper. Frans Smit mentored by the late Lucian Freud “squashes” the painted surface, destroying an accurate portrayal and any intimacy with the subject, whilst offering a sense of the person, a compelling encounter.

Frans Smit - Looks like such a nice girl

November 6, 2013 - Comments Off on Ani-men (A human in an animal) / Wallen Mapondera / 29 July – 23 August 2013

Ani-men (A human in an animal) / Wallen Mapondera / 29 July – 23 August 2013

Wallen Mapondera imagined himself living the life of an animal, a dog that spends the day on a leash, a pig in a dirty sty, dog fighting, cock fighting and the ruthlessness of humans that commit such violations on animals. The same way they would abuse a fellow human if chance allowed.  Ani-Men (A Human in an Animal) is a series of paintings that through the above lens investigates social abuses.

 

Wallen Mapondera - The Cock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 4, 2013 - Comments Off on Still Life / Co-curated by Chantal Louw and Sarah Walters / 21 October – 27 November 2013

Still Life / Co-curated by Chantal Louw and Sarah Walters / 21 October – 27 November 2013

Still Life

Co-curated by Chantal Louw and Sarah Walters

John Bauer ,Yogi de Beer, Paul de Yong, Lisa Firer, Louise Gelderblom, Christo Giles, Ralph Johnson, Hennie Meyer, Nina Shand, Rebecca Townsend, Clementina van der Walt, David Walters, Sarah Walters.

In Still Life co-curated by Chantal Louw and Sarah Walters, a collection of ceramic objects, by 12 ceramicists becomes a sculptural landscape. The curves and angles of the whole are read with clarity while the individual is displayed. Still life an exhibition of ceramic forms, some functional, some not, has been curated into an exhibition installation. The display allows the individual pieces to oscillate between functional object and sculptural form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 4, 2013 - Comments Off on Beasts of Burden / Robyn Denny / 21 October – 27 November 2013

Beasts of Burden / Robyn Denny / 21 October – 27 November 2013

Beasts of Burden

by Robyn Denny

Robyn Denny presents Beasts of Burden in the Artsstrip. This series of work engages with the shock, beauty and pathos of the biological contingency. By evoking a theme of violence and brutality versus fragility and vulnerability, a dynamic paradox is animated through the use of ink & gouache.

African Wild Dog

African Wild Dog

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October 17, 2013 - Comments Off on Jo O’Connor / Visage / 21 October – 27 November 2013

Jo O’Connor / Visage / 21 October – 27 November 2013

VISAGE
Jo O’Connor
Jo O’Connor employs the Long Gallery with a collection of portraits. Using wood as the primary medium, the individual faces have been simplified, rendered in oils onto the wooden surface. The wood grain acts as both a support and a camouflage creating a tension whereby the individuals painted move between blending into the natural environment and being visible.
Jo O'Connor - Aneesa
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September 18, 2013 - Comments Off on Roadscapes / Lara Feldman / 23 September 2013 – 18 October 2013

Roadscapes / Lara Feldman / 23 September 2013 – 18 October 2013

Roadscapes a series of painting by Lara Feldman presents internal images articulated on the painted surface as disconnected, remembered moments. Random to all but the subconscious, Feldman shares with the viewer the journey between internal disturbance and outside noise, capturing the isolation felt by many in contemporary society.

What lies behind dark waters - Lara Feldman

 

 

 

 

 

 

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