CAPE TOWN - THE STUDIO ART GALLERY
Opening: Sunday 20 January 2019 at 12:00
|THE STUDIO ART GALLERY|Harbour Bay Centre, Cnr Dido Valley Road and Main Road, Simonstown Tel: 021 786 9457 || Email: email@example.com
A curated contemporary exhibition space showcasing a variety of emerging and established South African artists and art collectives.
FRANSCHHOEK - IS ART GALLERY
Opening: Sunday 20 January 2019 at 11:00
‘The works are a result of contemplation of origin , of family and milieu.
Visual reference was drawn from family photos dating from the 1920’s and 30’s. The works are executed in wood and bronze.
In one series, I replicate the Bark of the tree limbs in bronze for the purpose of preserving its beauty. The bronze bark then partly surrounds and protects the carvings.
In another series on this exhibition, I cast bronze analogues of wooden carvings to juxtapose impression and memory through the way light behaves on the surfaces of the sculptures.
After Sorting through family photos dating from the 20’s to 30’s my mother gave me a selection of images of unknown people and said I should use these as references for sculpture . The people in the photos could not be placed as direct family, possibly they were friends of the family or more distant relations. Thus, branches of family that are unknown to me.
What was interesting to me was the pose of the subject and in certain cases the recurring way in which some of the subjects were presented. Certain chance elements such as what is now called ‘photo-bombing’ were also present. The candid and economical compositions were refreshing to the Instagram-age eye.’
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Closing Wednesday 13 February 2019
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CAPE TOWN - BARNARD GALLERY
Opening: Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 18:30
Monochrome is a term used to indicate a work of art composed entirely in black in white, shades of grey, or a single hue. This limitation of colour palette has proved a powerful tool for artists across the centuries, both in the way it works to accentuate the other formal elements of a work – such as line, composition or tone – and in the opportunities it provides to create works of a more meditative or contemplative nature. Some of the earliest examples of works of art specifically commissioned in monochrome were those created by Cistercian monks in the 12th century, producing stained glass windows and illuminated manuscripts exclusively in monochrome, or grisaille. Believing colour to be superfluous and overly stimulating for the senses, works were to be created in monochrome so as to encourage quiet and divine contemplation.
Thus, beginning in the 1100s, this view of colour as unnecessarily distracting and the turn to reduced colour palettes in the search for a purer and more direct connection with the divine power of art came into full force in the work of 20th century modern artists, especially those pioneering groundbreaking abstract modes of painting, such as Kazimir Malevich, Pablo Picasso, Pierre Manzoni and Yves Klein. Here, the search for the divine was not so much a religious gesture as an assertion of the purity of the formal elements of art, of an art for art’s sake. Monochrome allowed artists to circumvent illusion and celebrate the essential fact of painting, to emphasize the picture surface, and to intensify the effects of the formal elements and spatial relationships within a work.
It is fascinating how much variety can exist within monochromatic works despite the limitation of colour, a fact which is made very much apparent in the paint/default.htm > Tom Cullberg, Lien Botha, Svea Josephy, Alexia Vogel, Pierre le Riche, Gretchen van der Byl, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Dominique Edwards, Alastair Whitton, Sepideh Mehraban, Nina Liebenburg, Robyn Penn, Connor Cullinan, Vanessa Cowling, Jono Dry, MJ Lourens, Mia Thom, Richard Penn and Katherine Spindler. *
Closing Tuesday 26 February 2019
|BARNARD GALLERY|55 Main street, Newlands Tel: 021 671 1553 || Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Barnard Gallery is nestled in the village of Newlands, Cape Town. We represent a variety of extraodinary South African artworks by renowned artists.
CAPE TOWN - SALON91 CONTEMPORARY ART
Opening: Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 18:30
Night and Day
Pratt relishes the juxtaposition of unexpected or discordant objects and the absurdity and humour of dreams. Witty and endearing, Pratt’s works also communicate her own personal struggles with space and place, the loss of a beloved pet or humanity’s tenuous link with the natural world.
Born in Zimbabwe in 1972, Pratt spent 10 years teaching printmaking part-time at UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art where she completed her MFA. She is an extremely prolific artist, constantly creating and actively participating in exhibitions./default.htm > Sarah Pratt *
Closing Saturday 23 February 2019
|SALON91 CONTEMPORARY ART |91 Kloof Street Gardens Tel: 021 424 6930 || Cell: 082 679 3906 || Email: email@example.com
New Salon-style Contemporary Art gallery. Drawing, Etching, Painting, Photography, Video art and Sculpture.
CAPE TOWN - 99 LOOP
Opening: Wednesday 23 January 2019
|99 LOOP|99 Loop Street (Cnr Church street) Tel: 021 422 3766 || Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
99 Loop shines a spotlight on a wide range of top emerging and established artistic talent from South Africa.
CAPE TOWN - GOODMAN GALLERY - CAPE TOWN
Opening: Thursday 24 January 2019 at 18:00
Dennis grapples with this idea in relation to the linguistic and visual limits of (post)colonial language, attempting to map the terrain of local and global power through work that subverts our idea of linear time and space.
For Dennis, this approach is an intrinsic part ‘of thinking, being in, making, fixing, breaking, changing, or ending the world’. This translates to work that envisions a transformed world that exists 'somewhere beside the dream'./default.htm > Nolan Oswald Dennis *
|GOODMAN GALLERY - CAPE TOWN|3rd Floor Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock Tel: 021 462 7573/4 || Email: email@example.com
The Goodman Gallery is at the forefront of contemporary art in South Africa. Its focus is on artists from South Africa, the greater African Continent, and other countries that engage in a dialogue with the African context.
CAPE TOWN - ART CURATOR GALLERY
Opening: Friday 25 January 2019
|ART CURATOR GALLERY|Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Avenue, Somerset West, Cape Town || Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Art Curator Gallery deals in South African Investment Art, and specializes in the selling & purchasing of South African Old Master Paintings.
CAPE TOWN - ART PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY
Opening: Thursday 31 January 2019 at 15:00 - 21:00
|ART PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY|No. 2 Javis Street, Cape Quarter Square, Green Point, Cape Town. Tel: +27 (0) 21 790 6494 || Cell: +27 (0) 83 472 1717 || Email: email@example.com
Situated in Cape Town, the Martin Osner Fine Art Photography Gallery specializes in high quality photographic prints to an international audience.
CAPE TOWN - EVERARD READ CAPE TOWN
Opening: Wednesday 6 February 2019 at 18:45
In many ways, ‘Hide’ is a spiritual successor to Brett Murray’s 2002 Standard Bank Young Artist exhibition ‘White Like Me’; an introspective stock-take on the artist’s positionality within the social climate of South Africa at a particular moment. Rather than specifically looking at whiteness during the fervour of Rainbow Nationalism (as he did in 2002), Murray here considers the role of the satirist in relation to the Frankenstein’s monster of political debate that the social media age has spawned.
To this end Murray adopts the wide-eyed, gaping figure of the nagapie (the Afrikaans term for the Mohol bush-baby) as a self-deprecating surrogate. Transfixed, he stares into oncoming headlights with comically-exaggerated eyes and an expression best translated as “oh shit”. Murray’s approach here is to do what he has always done: use humour as a tool to work through an extremely trying and uncertain moment in our country’s history. He extends this vision to include the global sense of confusion and fear. Here he describes a world inhabited by populist cocks, white elephants and Twitter bots.
Alongside more familiar materials in Brett Murray’s œuvre (flat Perspex cut-outs, metal texts, and sleek bronzes), ‘Hide’ al/default.htm > Brett Murray *
Closing Saturday 23 February 2019
|EVERARD READ CAPE TOWN|V&A Waterfront 3 Portswood Rd. Tel: 021 418 4527 || Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everard Read Cape Town, opened its doors in the Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfron. The gallery aims to maximise the exposure and dissemination of fine contemporary painting and sculpture to a broad audience.
CAPE TOWN - THE CAPE GALLERY
Opening: Thursday 7 February 2019 at 16:30
|THE CAPE GALLERY|60 Church Street, Cape Town Tel: +27 21 423 5309 || Email: email@example.com
The Cape Gallery seeks to expose fine art that is rooted in the South African tradition.