Studio news…Winter 2019

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Collage (cropped)

For all of you in the Southern Hemisphere…I hope that you are experiencing a fine Winter and not one of ‘discontent’, because:

found image on the internet

“We can shoot rockets into space but we can’t cure anger or discontent”. John Steinbeck – Winter of our Discontent

studio view with “Auntie Virus”

I am excited to inform you that the Millenium Gallery will be presenting my work at this years Turbine Art Fair  (from 11 to 14 July 2019) in Johannesburg, and I will be attending!! I am looking forward and do hope to see and meet some of you there, but for those who can’t make it…feel free to contact me and I will forward a ‘digital catalog’ to you.

A vigour of hybrids

I recently completed a ‘vigour’ of hybrids, and they are on their way to a new home. Many thanks to the patron of the arts!

Work in progress

Other news: I am currently preparing for a group exhibition in August and a small solo exhibition in Spring…but more on that later. Stay warm, keep well, until next time…

I’ll leave you with another quote by Mr Steinbeck:

“A little hope, even hopeless hope, never hurt anybody.”
― John Steinbeck,The Winter of Our Discontent

A recent photograph of moi taken by my friend Karen de Kock.

 

My story. Part 1. Introduction.

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Yours truly …once upon a time

 

My mother and her sister (my godmother) with “me” as a doll

Perhaps the ‘doll’ actually inhabits my “narrative of origins” in art – just as felt and grease inhabit Joseph Beuys’s?

This is a group photo of my grandparents. This photo was taken on the wedding day of my paternal grandmother with her 3rd husband (middle).  With them, on either side are my maternal grandparents.

I believe my grandmother introduced me to fairytales.

My grandmother age 16, and a note she wrote :

My parents.

 

In summary:

To be continued….

 

 

 

Available work

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Dear friends and patrons of the Arts…

Lately I have received a lot of interest in my work (through various channels and social media); which I am of course very pleased about. Thank you!

Currently I do not sell directly via my studio, since I am hard at work for upcoming exhibitions….

So, I decided to write a short update with images of available work through various galleries and their contact details… (in no specific order):

Herewith some, not all examples, of available work and gallery details: please contact them for a full list and more info…

*MContemporary gallery in Sydney, Australia- contact louise@mcontemp.com

( works include Meet me in the labyrinth, Hang in there, Right of admission reserved and Mediatrix)

Titles:”Meet me in the Labyrinth” and “Hang in there”

Titles: “Right of admission reserved” and “Mediatrix”

next…

* Millenium gallery in Pretoria contact Ronel van der Vyfer: ronelvdv@gmail.com (Fuck perishableness and Ugly thing rearing its head)

Fuck perishableness/ Fok vergangklikheid

An ugly thing rearing his head/Lelike ding wat sy kop uitsteek

Next…

*99 Loop gallery in Cape Town: contact gallery@99loop.co.za for works eg:

(Until death do us part and It’s not over until the fat lady sings)

Until death do us part 2018

It’s not over until the fat lady sings 2018

next:

*Everard Read gallery in Franschoek: contact karla@everard.co.za for works like “(k)not of snakes” and “In warm water”

(k)not of snakes 215 x 108 cm cotton thread and rubber 2018

“In warm water” 2017 Cotton thread, doillies, and rubber 63 x 128 cm

and last but not least:

*Rossouw Modern gallery in Hermanus, contact info@rossoumodern.com for a list of available works ranging from sculptures to portraits etc:

Fountain of youth, 63 x 48 cm Cotton thread, batting, rubber and wood- framed (photographer Kleinjan Groenewald)

Hungry Eyes 45 x 23 x 45 cm fabric, found objects, cotton thread and rubber 2017 (Photographer JP Hanekom)

Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or head over to my contact page should you wish to send me a private message…

Best wishes

xxx

 

 

 

Adventures in BaardskeerdersBos ….

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Venue:

This beautiful renovated approx 1930’s farmhouse was where our exhibition took place.

Space:

artist Liz van den Berg in action during the Art-route

view inside 1

view inside 2

view 3

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view 5

view 6

Juhlene Moller captured these moments

Another highlight on the farm was the Fynbos exhibition by James Kriel

Fynbos view 1

Fynbos view 2

Fynbos view 3

Fynbos view4

Fynbos uitstalling

Fynbos view5

Early on Sunday Morning we took a hike to view the Cascades on the farm:

view of Kloof

cascades 1

resting along the way

The rondawel at Tierfontein

A Misfit and a Mermaid

 

 

Remember to sleep with your eyes open…a reminder

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Remember to sleep with your eyes open (detail)

Dear friends,

Just a quick reminder that I’ll be sending out a preview art-catalogue tomorrow the 13th of September (lucky number)!

This catalogue will feature available work for the upcoming BaardskeerdersBos Art-route on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2018.

If you’d like to receive one, feel free to let me know and I’ll put you on the mailing list. A big thank you to those who have sent their e-mail addresses to me already. I appreciate the interest in my work.

Remember to sleep with your eyes open 2016

I’m looking forward to share it with you…there is a couple of surprises in there.

As they say: You snooze you loose 😉

p.s the photographer of my work : Kleinjan Groenewald