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JOHANNESBURG - NO END CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE
Left Field
 
Left Field lays the foundations for a visual first chapter in Torr’s dissertation. She recognises that she first has to make something before being able to understand what it might mean. Furthermore, she poses that understanding might not even be necessary in the process of communicating ideas - that they can function quite comfortably, or perhaps thrive in unarticulated spaces.
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Nina Torr *
Closing Saturday 17 November 2018
NO END CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE
60 4th Avenue, Linden Cell: 082 662 9932 || Email: exhibitions@no-end.co.za
No End Contemporary Art Space is a contemporary art gallery in Johannesburg which showcases work in a variety of media by South African artists.
JOHANNESBURG - UJ ART GALLERY
UJ ART GALLERY
UJ APK Campus, Cnr. Kingsway/ University Rd, Auckland Park Tel: 011 559 2099 || Email: gallery@uj.ac.za
UJ ARTS & CULTURE produces exhibitions, concerts and a range of cultural and creative activities across all four UJ campuses.
JOHANNESBURG - THE HENRY GEORGE GALLERY
Atmospheres
 
The young female artist refers here to her new series of abstractions that began when she moved to Johannesburg in early 2017. They represent her distillation - into balanced, abstract landscapes - of the differences that exist for her, between three cities: Joburg, Barcelona and that of her new residence in Scotland.  Through repetitive line and colour Cristina examines the essential resources of the earth. And captures the connection between the durable and ephemeral. The result is abstract landscapes that suggest daily and seasonal changes in light.
 
As an artist living a global creative life – with her time split between living and creating on different continents – Cristina’s reputation is likely to continue gaining momentum locally and abroad.   
 
What to expect: balanced compositions of monochromatic and black and white that inspire a sense of deep connection with nature. One that is due to the abstraction of elements and resultant balance in composition.
 
What’s arresting:   how she has rendered these landscapes (by distilling or abstracting them to their essence).  And how this draws attention to the contrasting experience of looking at real landscapes and other depictions of landscapes in art.
 
And may suggest that - without an element of such drastic abstraction - competing elements in an actual or painted landscape, could take away from a sense of pure connection to an essence in nature, via a painting.
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Cristina Ballbe Ruiz *
Closing Thursday 22 November 2018
THE HENRY GEORGE GALLERY
45 6th Street, Parkhurst Parkhurst Tel: +27 11 880 2698 || Cell: 0798879512 || Email: mandy@henrygeorge.co.za
Bespoke boutique art gallery set in the heart of Parkhurst in a pristine art deco house. Represents the best emerging artists in South Africa. Hosts exciting exhibitions, event and workshops. And team builder and year end events/creative sessions.
JOHANNESBURG - SMAC ART GALLERY JOHANNESBURG
Of itself
Participating: Pierre Vermeulen *
Closing Saturday 24 November 2018
SMAC ART GALLERY JOHANNESBURG
1st Floor, The Trumpet 19 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg Tel: +27 (0)10 594 5400 || Email: info@smacgallery.com
SMAC Art Gallery is primarily concerned with the significance of historical and contemporary art movements in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG - DAWID RAS GALLERY
POWER ENERGY MOTION
Participating: Nel Erasmus *
Closing Friday 30 November 2018
DAWID RAS GALLERY
18 Silvela Road, Sandown Estate Cell: 082 492 9777 || Email: mdawidr@iafrica.com
M. Dawid Ras operates a permanent gallery from his residence in Sandown Estate.
JOHANNESBURG - STANDARD BANK GALLERY
The Safest Place is the Knife`s Edge
Participating: The Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg presents The Safest Place is the Knife's Edge: Christo Coetzee (1929 - 2000), the first retrospective exhibition in 35 years of works by this South African artist, who was not only the leading exponent of abstract expressionism in South Africa and in Europe in the 1950s and 1960s, but also of an international movement such as Assemblage Art in America in the early 1960s.

Walkabouts

The curators will give a walkabout of Christo's exhibition to open visitors to various ways of reading and enjoying his work on the following dates:

Shoni Netshia - 31 October at 1pm

Shoni Netshia - 3 November at 11am

Wilhem van Rensburg - 6 November at 1pm

Shoni Netshia - 7 November at 1pm

Wilhem van Rensburg - 17 November at 11am/default.htm > Christo Coetzee *

Closing Saturday 1 December 2018
STANDARD BANK GALLERY
Cnr Simmonds & Frederick JHB Central Tel: 011 631 4467 || Email: sue.isaac@standardbank.co.za
The Standard Bank Gallery is an exciting exhibition space situated in the heart of downtown Johannesburg. Since it opened in 1990, it has become one of the city's foremost fine art venues.
JOHANNESBURG - JOHANNESBURG CITY LIBRARY
N.`S APPARATUS
Participating: Allen Laing *
Closing Friday 7 December 2018
JOHANNESBURG CITY LIBRARY
Corner Albertina Sisulu & Fraser Street, Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG - SANLAM ART LOUNGE
Sanlam Centennial Exhibition
Participating: Various artists *
Closing Friday 14 December 2018
SANLAM ART LOUNGE
6th Floor, Sanlam Building, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton Cell: 083 457 2699 || Email: stefan.hundt@sanlam.co.za

JOHANNESBURG - DAVID BAILLIE GALLERY JOHANNESBURG
Eight Portraits
Deeply attracted by what could be described as the intimate nature of artistic research, in the following years he extended his studies to the field of music, aspiring in adolescence to become a sound engineer.
From 2007 he began composing electronic music, carrying out his research in the field of sound.
In the following years he studied musical composition and played his productions in clubs in Italy, and elsewhere in Europe, also publishing on various underground record labels.
He learned the restoration of antique wood working in his grandfather’s workshop and, for about 10 years, he also worked as a decorator and restorer of wall paintings together with the Turin art master Silvio Scarafiotti. In these years of learning and work he refined his manual skills, learned the peculiarities of color and probed the depths of the composition.
 
Tozzoli elaborates a unique working method that summarizes all the experiences gained in the artistic and related fields. In his paintings he uses an instinctive and visceral worklfow, through which he creates a deep connection between his inner life and the present moment. He lives his art as a deep path of openness and knowledge, in which each painting becomes the materialization of an introspective, dreamlike and extravagant world. He uses a recurring symbology characteristic of his style that recalls the original forms of childhood.
DAVID BAILLIE GALLERY JOHANNESBURG
Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg Cell: +27(61) 466 0451 || Email: info@daville.co.za
Having been active in the art space for the past 20 years, the Daville Baillie specialized in South African old masters, concentrating on the buying, selling & the statistical analysis thereof.
JOHANNESBURG - ABSA GALLERY
A letter to my 22-year-old self
 
“In 2011, I had days where I would sleep without food and had to go to school with a grumbling stomach (if I had money for the taxi fare). My concentration levels were impaired, I couldn’t tell anyone, because I was afraid to ask for help. Also, I felt ashamed of my situation. I failed my first year due to my poor decision-making that was driven by hunger and a lack of help.”
 
– Banele Khoza
 
A letter to my 22-year-old self is a response of help to young creatives who find themselves alone in their hour of need. Khoza has asked a number of artists and friends in his network to donate artworks, accompanied by a letter to their 22-year-old selves and other influential practitioners. The proceeds raised by the artworks in this show will be used in aid of a foundation that Khoza wants to build in support of art education and basic needs for young creatives.
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Heidi Fourie, Tatenda Chidora, Andile Buka, Ed Young, Nina Torr, Alexandra Karakashian, Mia Chaplin, Bright Ackwerh, Vusi Beauchamp, Banele Khoza x Zanele Muholi, Dale Lawrence, Nelson Makamo, Dylan Graham, Lady Skollie, Oliver Mayhew, Leanne Olivier, Ilandi Barkhuizen, Sifiso Mkhabela, Justin Dingwall, Colbert Mashile, Estelle Dry, Bernard Brand, Selwyn Steyn, Nicolene Ndelu, Brooklyn J Pakathi, Nikki Zakkas, Manyatsa Monyamane, Lemeeze Davids, Matt Hazell, Mofatt Takadiwa, Diane Victor, Gordon Froud, Mikhael Subotzky, Lesedi Mothoagae. *
Closing Friday 25 January 2019
ABSA GALLERY
ABSA Towers North Building 161 Main Street Tel: 011 350 5139
ABSA gallery is located at the Johannesburg headquarters of ABSA, in the middle of the Johannesburg central business district. The gallery hosts temporary exhibitions, and each year displays works by the competition finalists of the L`Atelier competition.
JOHANNESBURG - STEVENSON JOHANNESBURG
Isango
 
Hlobo’s previous gallery exhibition, 'Sewing Saw', reflected on the necessity of destruction in creation as the artist underwent a form of self-inventory, remarking, ‘this work is to deconstruct whatever it is I have constructed so that I get to understand the layers that I might have missed in the process of building that edifice’. 'Isango', translating as portal, passageway or gate, pictorialises a new gestative moment in Hlobo’s practice, with the artist pointing to the words of Major Tom, David Bowie’s fictional narrator in Space Oddity: ‘I'm stepping through the door/And I'm floating in a most peculiar way …’
 
Copper, lauded as an element with highly conductive properties, is integrated into Hlobo’s lexicon as a material key to exploring the passage between states of being. Sculptures constructed from this metal feature heavily as Hlobo delves deeper into terrain first explored in 'Umthamo' at the Maitland Institute in Cape Town and elaborated in 'Unyukelo', his forthcoming exhibition at the SCAD Museum in Savannah, Georgia. He now posits, ‘Perhaps we’ve ascended to this doorway. Perhaps now I’m about to move, I’m about to alight. We’re stepping through a door.’
 
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Nicholas Hlobo *
Closing Saturday 26 January 2019
STEVENSON JOHANNESBURG
62 Juta Street, Braamfontein Tel: 011 403 1055/1908 || Email: jhb@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.
JOHANNESBURG - GALLERY 2
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SEE ART Contemporary Drawing
Participating:
Although drawing has been at the core of all artistic processes since the dawn of art-making, it has only comparatively recently attained full status as an art practice in its own right. This exhibition acknowledges the central role of drawing in artmaking with a focus on South Africa.

Giorgio Vasari, a famous Renaissance artist and painter, was eloquent on the importance of drawing in the field of fine art. Vasari states, “Drawing… is the necessary beginning of everything [in art], and not having it, one has nothing.” 

The practice of drawing has changed over the last four decades. Since the 1970s mainly technology changes have reshaped our political and social worlds, such as the rapid rise of digital technology, instant global connectedness, enhanced mobility, the internet, social media. Artmaking has adapted to these new paradigms. The styles, materials, and forms of artmaking have expanded, and drawing has further entrenched its status as a recognised self-sufficient art form – drawing has broadened our assumptions about art.

To quote Anita Taylor, director of the Jerwood Drawing Prize and dean of Bath School of Art and Design, “The need to understand the world through visual means would seem more acute than ever; images transcend the barriers of language, and enhance communications in an increasingly globalised world.”

Drawing now enjoys a visibility so evident it seems almost organic, essential; a practice that can identify with, and fulfill the expressive needs of today's artists.

The exhibition, SEE ART: Contemporary Drawing, will be displayed in a salon-style. The salon-style of displaying artworks originated in the 1700s when artists were given an opportunity to hang their work in a public venue. The works are displayed close together, floor to ceiling and in a non-linear/default.htm > Abe Mathabe, Alex Hamilton, Audrey Anderson, Bevan de Wet, Carl Jeppe, Christiaan Diedericks, Collin Cole, David Paton, Diane Victor, Dina Kroon, Eric Duplan, Gordon Froud, Helena Hugo, Hermann Niebuhr, Ivy Grobler, Izanne Wiid, Kyra Pape, Leanne Olivier, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Linda Hess, Linda Rademan, Lothar Bottcher, Mandy Coppes-Martin, Marcus Neustetter, Maria Lebedeva, Marianna Keyser, Nhlanhla Nhlapo, Nico Ras, Nicolas Durocher-Yvon, Paul Mantzios, Pauline Gutter, Ramarutha Makoba, Rosemary Joynt, Sizwe Khoza, Verna du Toit, Wayne Matthews, Wessel van Huyssteen. *
Closing Saturday 2 February 2019
GALLERY 2
140 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood Tel: 011 447 0155/98 || Cell: 083 457 4851 || Email: info@gallery2.co.za
Gallery 2 looks to mediate between formalist ideals and the theoretical artistic discourse of contemporary art.



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