Come hell or high water…opening night

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What I wore: rubber collar in collaboration with the Tailor: William Mills from Stilbaai

A big thank you to everyone who came to the opening of Come Hell or High Water at Lizamore & Associates gallery on the 5th of October!

With Teresa Lizamore at Lizamore & Associates gallery

Images courtesy of the gallery – Lizamore & Associates

Rubber collar: a collaboration with the Tailor: William Mills

Boots: Heels to Heaven

Vintage lace dress: a gift from my friend Camille Haupt

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Kukumakranka

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“Kukumakranka” (Gethyllis) 830 x 560 mm Cotton thread and rubber 2017

“If you won’t meet me in Cognito,

Baby I’m apt to go out of my head.

But if you really can’t handle incognito

Meet me in Absentia, instead” -Tom Robbins

Incognito opens Saturday 23 September at MContemporary Gallery in Sydney Australia. Opening reception will be held from 2 – 4pm.

RSVP: gallery@mcontemp.com

Spring/Summer studio newsletter

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Pincushion (Leucospermum) Cotton thread and rubber 77 x 75 cm

Dear Friends,

It is September already, and Spring is in the air!

I am happy to tell you that my work arrived safe and sound in Australia. “Incognito” my first solo exhibition at MContemporary gallery in Sydney opens on the 23rd of September 2017.  I will not be able to attend the opening, but if you have friends or family in that area, please spread the word.

For this upcoming solo exhibition, Incognito, I am inspired by flowers with interesting common names. By combining flowers with self-portraits and animal skulls I wanted to create masks, concealing the true identity.

Black-eyed Susan 60 x 30 x 25 cm

You are welcome to visit the gallery’s page (here) to get a preview of the work for this show, but I will also post images here during the course of this month…

In the meanwhile I am busy preparing for another solo exhibition titled : “Come hell or high water” which will open on the 5th of October 2017 at Lizamore and Associates gallery in Johannesburg.

Come hell or high water – cotton thread, felt and rubber 63 x 102 cm

but more about this at a later stage.

In early November the gallery Knysna Fine Art turns 20! They will be hosting an extraordinary group exhibition to celebrate this milestone. I am thrilled and honoured to take part in this exhibition since this gallery was the first to give me a show back in 2003!

 

And then the final news-snippet for today:

I am looking forward to participate in a group exhibition at Grande Provence in collaboration with the wine estate around their range of Angel Tears wine in December this year.

On that note, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoy the sunny days, and if you are more North, I hope you experience a lovely Autumn/Winter.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go blow up some balloons since my little boy is celebrating his 7th birthday today xxx

“Sir” Stephan is 7!

 

 

 

Comfortably Numb – group exhibition

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Installation view at Gallery 2 – Comfortably Numb – Group exhibition (image courtesy of the curator: Johan Conradie

 

“Comfortable” cotton thread and rubber 2017

“Deep thought” 2017 Cotton thread, rubber and altered page 41 x 34 cm

“School of thought” 2017 Cotton thread, rubber and altered page 41 x 33 cm

Shades of numb – 2017

“Pink Freud” 2017 Cotton thread and rubber 22 x 17 cm

Open minded 20017 – cotton thread, batting and rubber

Large Member 2017 Cotton thread, batting and rubber

Young wife, black hole 2017 (altered page, cotton thread and rubber)

Death is no escape (altered page, cotton thread and rubber)

Vlerrie het muisneste 2016 Cotton thread, vintage photograph and rubber 58 x 42 cm

“Nosferatu” Cotton thread, altered vintage photograph and rubber 45 cm diameter

“Suigeling” Cotton thread, vintage altered photograph and rubber 45 cm diameter

This exhibition runs until the 24th of August 2017…

 

Comfortably Numb – artist profile

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Artist profile: The embroidery of Hannalie Taute shows that humour can be one of the smartest ways to communicate darkness and all its intoxicating wonders to our most hidden desires. Victims and perpetrators switch roles, characters exploit and are exploited. Ruminating on fear, dreamtime and memory, the artist dramatize our most primal urges—jealousy, revenge, greed, submission, and gluttony. By using traditional embroidery techniques unto the unconventional canvas of rubber, the artist aim to transform the familiar into the unfamiliar. Her works will be on show on the group exhibition “Comfortably numb” at Gallery 2 from 3-26 August. – Johan Conradie