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CAPE TOWN - STEVENSON CAPE TOWN
Opening: Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 18:00 - 20:00
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STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS
 
Entry into the exhibition is marked by a seemingly nocturnal installation of paintings and sculpted objects. Terrestrial forms – crows, mantises, various fragments and anatomical parts – are mounted on indigo walls; crafted with wood, wax and marble, these outline a constellation both archaeological and votive. Paintings are layered in dark hues, scattered with flashes in red and amber as evocative of wildfires as autumnal leaves.
 
The notion of a precarious landscape is further articulated in the series of paintings at the centre of this exhibition. Still Life with Flowers 1 to 14 are tightly arranged as a frieze to facilitate a space of contemplation. These spare paintings, at times ethereal, at others visceral, hover between abstract marks and records of movement and distant events, between the genres of landscape and still life.  Delicately carved portraits inhabit this unfolding landscape, their dark walnut in stark contrast to the bright expanse of canvas. Clusters of impasto marks echo both wounds and flora, prompting questions on how buoyant and turbulent events are equally held in time and place.
 
This exhibition follows Heliostat, Botha’s survey exhibition at the Norval Foundation. His acclaimed Mieliepap Pietà, originally commissioned for the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York, is set to go on long-term view at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town. Another career overview opens at the North Carolina Museum of Art in April, interweaving existing works with new installations under the title Still Life with Discontent.
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Wim Botha *
Closing Saturday 11 May 2019
STEVENSON CAPE TOWN
Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock Tel: +27 (0)21 462 1500 || Email: cpt@stevenson.info
Stevenson is a contemporary art gallery opened as Michael Stevenson in Cape Town in 2003, and subsequently partnered with David Brodie in Johannesburg in 2008.
FRANSCHHOEK - IS ART GALLERY
Opening: Sunday 24 March 2019 at 11:00
5VYF
Participating: Hannes van Zyl and Ralph Johnson *
Closing Tuesday 30 April 2019
IS ART GALLERY
11 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek Tel: +27 21 876 2071 || Email: gallery@isart.co.za

CAPE TOWN - STATEOFTHEART GALLERY
Opening: Thursday 4 April 2019 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.
FRANSCHHOEK - ART IN THE YARD
Opening: Saturday 6 April 2019 at 11:00
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Shades Of The Mirror
 
An invitation has been extended to fans, followers and viewers alike to grasp the moment and question the cost of the relationship we've built with ourselves. What is it to acknowledge at least a small shard of truth from the shared spectrum of difference, and to ask how has our background defined the opinion of self? What does it look like to challenge the basic assumptions about who we are, that grows from the mind and its conversation with itself.
 
From Lagos Nigeria to Cape Town, South Africa, the show is here to celebrate the intellectual delicacies of growth and of nourishment, of hopelessness and release. A story of experience, truth, and of daring to live for a better life.
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Solomon Omogboye *
Closing Thursday 2 May 2019
ART IN THE YARD
The Yard, 38 Huguenot Street Franschhoek Tel: 021 876 4280 || Cell: 083 463 0392 || Email: art@artintheyard.co.za
Contemporary art gallery and consultancy, Art in the Yard focuses on artists with fresh ideas whilst still holding true to skilled craftsmanship. Art is selected from upcoming, local and international artists.
CAPE TOWN - KALK BAY MODERN
Opening: Saturday 13 April 2019 at 11:00
Art on Paper X
Participating: Bambo Sibiya, Ben Coutouvidis, Colbert Mahsile, Gali Catlin, Judy Woodborne, Landi Raubenheimer, Lyn Smuts, Mongezi Ncaphayi, William Kentridge and more. *
Closing Saturday 25 May 2019
KALK BAY MODERN
1st Floor Olimpia Buildings,13 136 Main Rd, Kalk Bay Tel: 021 788 6571 || Cell: 082 715 3380 || Email: kbmodern@iafrica.com
The Kalk Bay Modern, contemporary art gallery and craft shop focuses on emerging young talents, established and well-known names, quality crafts from developing community groups and local designer products.
CAPE TOWN - THE CAPE GALLERY
Opening: Saturday 4 May 2019 at 18:00
Conversations
Participating: Xolile Mtakatya *
Closing Monday 27 May 2019
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.



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