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FRANSCHHOEK - IS ART GALLERY
Opening: Sunday 21 October 2018 at 11:00
IS ART GALLERY
11 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek Tel: +27 21 876 2071 || Email: gallery@isart.co.za

CAPE TOWN - SALON91 CONTEMPORARY ART
Opening: Wednesday 24 October 2018 at 18:30
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Lilac Chaser
Participating:
The show marks a move away from more typical landscape formats to embrace concerns with contemporary perception. Her imagery is inspired by hikes in Grootkloof in the Magaliesberg region, which is characterised as being a shady and dramatic abyss with unique rock formations and reflective pools. Fourie describes the experience of being in the kloof as confronting a mysterious and unfathomable landscape characterised by notions of the hidden or mystical.
 
In applying her painter’s eye to the experience of natural space, Fourie translates the immersive state of being in the landscape into a journey within paint. She interrogates the tools of her trade: colour theory, the material quality of paint and the demands of illusionary visual perception, into a confrontation with the inner struggle demanded of the artist in the act of creating.
 
The term, Lilac Chaser, refers to a visual illusion also known as the Pac-Man illusion. The illusion involves the eye perceiving a green disk when all that is represented are lilac disks on a grey field. The term succinctly holds together Fourie’s various concerns in this new body of work. From the very personal experience of manifesting the missing the colour green amidst the brown winter landscape of Pretoria to the more philosophical, painter’s journey: how to express the hidden and mystical experiences of landscape within illusionary qualities of paint.
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Closing Saturday 24 November 2018
SALON91 CONTEMPORARY ART
91 Kloof Street Gardens Tel: 021 424 6930 || Cell: 082 679 3906 || Email: info@salon91art.co.za
New Salon-style Contemporary Art gallery. Drawing, Etching, Painting, Photography, Video art and Sculpture.
CAPE TOWN - WHATIFTHEWORLD GALLERY
Opening: Wednesday 24 October 2018 at 18:00
Two Solo Exhibitions
Participating: Chorus by Maja Marx
 
Maja Marx’s abstractions start with reference to the real. It is important to her that she literally ‘finds’ the lines and compositions from which her paintings originate as she moves around in her world. The scattering of planes within the flattened form of a trampled object, a cluster of lines in the undergrowth, a composition in the dust under foot; fleeting moments and discarded objects provide her with ‘found’ lines and ‘found’ compositions. These are documented and mapped onto her canvasses with exactitude and care. This is a translation from the referential into the formalist that delivers onto her canvas a scaffolding of curious lines that sit on its surface as found objects. It is a scavenging act aimed at freeing the painter from the automatic marks and intuitive strategies of her own hand and the mimetic mark-making of the painterly tradition. It is an act of gathering that serves to bring a language of suggestive line to her canvasses that is ‘taken’ from the visual, lines that were brought to the canvass like bundled branches, like gathered wood.
 
Qab'Imbola by Buhlebezwe Siwani
 
In Siwani’s new body of work, she interrogates the historical entanglements between African spirituality and Christian belief systems, and specifically, the role women play in the practice, position and power of religion. Siwani’s exhibition, which includes performance and video installations, reflects the necessity of healing within the contemporary moment. Her art practice ruminates on the inter-generational trauma experienced in South Africa’s current condition. In doing this, she calls for action against exploited labour, human capital, economic migration and disparity, racial segregation and gender politics.
 
 
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Maja Marx and Buhlebezwe Siwani *
Closing Sunday 16 December 2018
WHATIFTHEWORLD GALLERY
16 Buiten Street, Cape Town City Centre Cell: +27 76 422 2387 || Email: info@whatiftheworld.com
A platform for a new generation of emerging South African contemporary artists.
CAPE TOWN - A4 ARTS FOUNDATION
Opening: Thursday 25 October 2018 at 18:00
A4 ARTS FOUNDATION
23 Buitenkant Street, District Six, Cape Town || Email: info@a4arts.org
Based in a three storey warehouse in Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, it has been configured into an arts centre encompassing a gallery or project space, a multimedia library and an archive.
CAPE TOWN - IRMA STERN MUSEUM
Opening: Saturday 27 October 2018 at 11:00
Daylight Ghosts - History, Myth, Memory
Participating: David Lurie *
Closing Saturday 3 November 2018
IRMA STERN MUSEUM
Cecil road Rosebank Tel: 021 685 5686
The former home of South Africa's greatest painter, Irma Stern (1894-1966), containing a comprehensive collection of her considerable output a.w.a. her private collection of African art, Chinese ceramics, European furniture and objects
CAPE TOWN - THE CAPE GALLERY
Opening: Sunday 28 October 2018 at 16:30
MY GRAND TOUR
Participating: Annari van der Merwe *
Closing Saturday 24 November 2018
THE CAPE GALLERY
60 Church Street, Cape Town Tel: +27 21 423 5309 || Email: web@capegallery.co.za
The Cape Gallery seeks to expose fine art that is rooted in the South African tradition.
CAPE TOWN - STATEOFTHEART GALLERY
Opening: Thursday 1 November 2018 at 18:00
STATEOFTHEART GALLERY
50 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town || Email: info@stateoftheart-gallery.com
StateoftheART is an innovative boutique-style gallery and e-commerce platform representing selected emerging and mid-career visual artists from across South Africa.
CAPE TOWN - ART IT IS CAPE TOWN
Opening: Tuesday 20 November 2018
UNISA Cape Town Senior Student`s Exhibition
Participating: Various artists *
Closing Sunday 2 December 2018
ART IT IS CAPE TOWN
76 Albert Street, Woodstock, Cape Town Cell: (+27) 83 635 7744 || Email: capetown@artitis.co.za
Proudly promoting local artists - Art It Is open its doors in trendy Woodstock bringing a contempory and vibrant addition to a fast emerging art scene.



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