May 31, 2013 - Comments Off on Critic’s Choice / Ebb Tide / Playing House / 3 – 28 June 2013
13 Local art critics; Bettie Coetzee Lambrecht, Wilma Cruise, Hazel Friedman, Genna Gardini, Athi Jojo, Andrew Lamprecht, Tim Leibbrandt, Melvyn Minnaar, Sean O'Toole, Lloyd Pollak, Anna Stielau, Veronica Wilkinson, and Gavin Younge have each selected a work by an artist whose current production compels their inclusion on the CRITIC'S CHOICE EXHIBITION.
Selected artists; Stuart Bird, Olaf Bisschoff, Randolph Hartzenberg, Roxy Kawitzky, Marlise Keith, Dathini Mzayiya, Chad Rossouw, Jonah Sack, Henk Serfontein, Robert Slingsby, Simon Stone, Nicolene C. Swanepoel, and Claire van Blerck.
Verity FitzGerald presents in the Long gallery EBB TIDE, a series of photographic images that explore Robben Island. A place visited by thousands of tourists annually, and yet still remains mostly unavailable to the public. The guided tours, while allowing access to aspects of our past, have also shaped a certain representation of it. In light of the Island’s historical significance, these images consider the landscape beyond the parameters of the guided tours, and bring into question what Robben Island represents today.
PLAYING HOUSE a series of photographs by Rima Geffen employ the Artstrip. These images explore childhood sentiment, while creating a distorted chronicle of childhood reminiscence. Geffen’s close up photographs of children’s toys, rearrange the real and offer the viewer an out of focus but familiar narrative, a remembered sense of home and childhood.