EXHIBITION ARCHIVE, starting July 2016
SOLO EXHIBITION | Kelly John Gough
‘AGAINST THE GRAIN’
24 September to 25 October 2017
Kelly explores the changed role of fine art at the beginning of the 21st century. Where visual arts had to create awareness and provoke critical thought during the 20th century, our senses are being raped by a merciless stream of information through mass media at present. People turn to the arts, specifically to the visual arts for aesthetics, relief and hope.
GROUP EXHIBITION | 01 Sept to 23 Sept 2017
Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete. Abstraction exists along a continuum. Even art that aims for verisimilitude of the highest degree can be said to be abstract, at least theoretically, since perfect representation is likely to be exceedingly elusive.
Toni-Ann Ballenden, Mbongeni Fakudze, Andrew Kayser, Chrisel van der Merwe, Johannes du Plessis
‘Focus on Women’ | Mbongeni Fakudze
EXHIBITION | 06 Aug to 27 Aug 2017
Mbongeni Fakudze’s body of work focuses on the contemporary African women, their beauty, their pride, their unique stance but also addresses issues that women face in a society that undergoes a roller-coaster ride of a transition. Mbongeni carefully weaves symbolism into his powerful portraits, such as pieces of money, or women wearing head scarves as a symbol of womanhood and power. But his great strength lies in the understanding of the ways in which objects and images impress upon us via essences of colour, shape and texture and how these essences affect us as deeply as the physical form to which they are ordinarily attached. The paintings are thus held in an innovative balance between a focus on form and the endless associativity they inspire.
GROUP EXHIBITION, 17 artists | 6 countries
‘PAN AFRICA, series I, 01 March to 15 May 2017
‘Pan-Africanism, the idea that peoples of African descent have common interests and should be unified. Historically, Pan-Africanism has often taken the shape of a political or cultural movement. In the context of this series of visual art exhibitions, Pan-Africanism is the sentiment that ALL people that have chosen Africa as their homeland, essentially have a great deal in common within the extraordinary diversity of the continent – a fact that deserves notice and even CELEBRATION.
SOLO EXHIBITION | Olatunji Sanusi
30 March to 28 April 2017
Olatunji Sanusi explores his joy and origins as an artist, as well as traditional legends around water being the source of life. He connects his inner artistic world where “ART IS LIFE” as well his Yoruba heritage to a topic of global relevance.
SOLO EXHIBITION | Mbongeni Fakudze
04 February to 28 February 2017
Androgyne is ultimately derived from Ancient Greek: woman. Androgyny among humans – physical, psychological, and cultural – is attested to from earliest history and across world cultures. The ancient Greek myth of Hermaphroditus and Salmacis, two divinities who fused into a single immortal. Philosophers such as Philo of Alexandria, and early Christian leaders such as Origen and Gregory of Nyssa, continued to promote the idea of androgyny as humans’ original and perfect state during late antiquity.”
SOLO EXHIBITION | Isobel O’Connor
‘DEEPER THAN SKIN’
19 November to 10 December 2016
‘The lines and wrinkles in a face is what fascinates me, but more so the underlying character to be seen there. Looking past the surface, one finds beauty in strength ,resilience, humour ,fortitude, compassion,dignity.
Hence ” DEEPER THAN SKIN” ‘.
SOLO EXHIBITION | Paul Blomkamp
21 October to 18 November 2016
‘In physics, a quantum (plural: quanta) is the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction. ‘
SOLO EXHIBITION | Michaela Rinaldi
‘A Moment in time’
1 October to 19 October 2016
The exhibition aims to show the incredible range of Michaela’s work who creates stark tension with a single paint stroke , surprises the viewer by the wide choice of materials or large format works to then capture the attention through a small size ink drawing.
SOLO EXHIBITION | Janko de Beer
10 Sept to 29 Sept 2016
Janko’s sculptures are inspired by the natural shapes and textures of dried out bull kelp stems, collected on various beaches around South Africa. His sculptures are a unique mastery of motion, form and texture influenced by the perceipts of contemporary futurism in sculpting.
bronze sculpture exhibition
July / August 2016
The central theme of his work is the human connection – or rather disconnection – to a vanishing natural world. He heightens our sense for aesthetics, innate love for proportion, color and the beauty of the natural world. On a deeper level, he touches our sense of belonging and ultimately asks the viewer the eternal question: ‘Where are we from, where will we go?’