Two Solo Exhibitions
4 July 2021
Judy Woodborne - Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis takes it name from the Roman poet Ovid's poem. Woodborne transformed images, symbols and mythical images of her recent print works into paper and paintings.
"The idea of transformation embodied in the human form is a relevant parable of change and evolution of a changing society and world around us. It embodies the notion that nothing is static, that ideas, forms and symbols that feed and inform our subconscious minds combine with the past and collide into the future."
There will be a selection of print constructions on paper playing with the fluidity of form – the classical Siren, Merman, Gryphon all have their roots in literary and mythological references.
Woodborne is a printmaker and painter. She obtained her B.A.F.A from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 1988; an advanced Diploma in Printmaking awarded with Distinction in 1989, and was awarded her Master of Fine Arts Degree with Distinction from UCT in 1993. She currently runs her own printmaking studio, Intaglio studio teaching classes, workshops and curating exhibitions and projects.
Woodborne completed residencies at the Grafische Werkstatt im Traklhaus, (Austria) as well as taking part in collaborative printmaking portfolios with artist/curator Jan Jordaan, working on the Break the Silence HIV Campaign, Art for Humanity, Woman Artists supporting Children's' Rights Campaign; Playing Card Portfolio curated by Veerle Rooms, Playing Card Museum, Belgium and Body Politic portfolio in collaboration with Prof. Teresa Cole, Tulane University, USA. Woodborne was selected as the ABSA Klein Karroo Kunsfees Festival Artist in 2007 and produced a body of paintings entitled The Garden of Eden. She curated and published a portfolio of 16 etchings, The Exquisite Corpse, selected for the Klein Karoo Kunsfees 2009. She has participated in many International Print Biennales and her work is represented in many International Public Collections and Museums. She was invited to present an exhibition titled "Alternative Histories" at the Salzburg Summer Festival in the Hohensalzburg Castle in 2015. Her recent series of paintings "The Elements" are inspired by her journeys and portray a concern regarding the environmental issues we face in this millennium. A recent print exhibition held at Lizamore and Associates showed a selection of experimental prints constructions - "The Anatomy of the World" series. She was awarded the prize of S.C. Bes Romania S.R.L. in the International Contemporary Engraving Biennial, Romania in 2020 for her engraving "The Weaver".
She was a guest curator for the Woordfees 2018 and 2019,and presented a print portfolio of 14 artists under the theme "Endless Horizon" for the Festival in 2018, and "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" for the 2019 Festival.
Adele van Heerden - Infinite Detail
Adele van Heerden pays close attention to complexity. As an artist and curator living in a world where the binary has been replaced by the spectrum, Van Heerden revels in the beauties of the multifarious, creating intricate pieces in ink and gouache on drafting film which juxtapose the natural world with human-made structures and urban scenes. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, she produces finely detailed, often layered work as a personal response to the particular social, historical and political conditions she finds herself in.
Her subject matter is an exploration of the present and a confrontation with the weight of the past, combining the botanical, urban, historical and natural in a way which engages with scale to question relevance. She is particularly interested in human-made spaces which work in symbiosis with greenery and plants.
Having studied curatorship at a graduate level allows Van Heerden to bring ideas from both of her undergraduate fields of study – fine arts and history/politics – together in her fine arts practice. After graduating with a degree in Fine Arts from the Ruth Prowse School of Art in 2010, Van Heerden continued her studies at the University of South Africa, obtaining a BA in History and Politics. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Cape Town with an Honours Degree in Curatorship.
Participating: Judy Woodborne and Adele van Heerden
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