The Blushful Hippocrene – group exhibition – you are invited!

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Invitation

wyn maak die bors oop 58 x 44 cm cotton thread, rubber and wood

slangbyt 66 x 46 cm cotton thread, rubber and wood

einde van dronkenskap 56 x 46 cm cotton thread, rubber and wood

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April: Group exhibitions

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TRANSMUTATION’ (The Alchemy of Art)’ is a group show and opens at 6 pm on Friday 15th April 2016 at Knysna Fine Art. That is today!  I should have invited you earlier, but for those who can’t make it here is an e-catalogue:
View the e-catalogue: https://www.yumpu.com/en/embed/view/VKdjmuv2ho1GtCaO

I will have 3 works on exhibition at this groups how…1. Father I killed my monkey, 2. Mother is the name of God and 3. SnapScan (Self-portrait:

 

Snap n Scan (Self-Portrait) Ribbon and Rubber 170 x 165 cm

Snap n Scan (Self-Portrait) Ribbon and Rubber 170 x 165 cm

For the Transmutation group exhibition, I have decided to focus on a specific field namely:

HUMAN TRANSMUTATION

According to the Online Urban Dictionary, “Human transmutation is the ultimate taboo, playing god with someone’s soul.

“Unfortunately, these experiments have given birth to dark and sinister side of alchemy. Whether out of despair, malice or inquisitive hubris, several alchemists have been known to attempt the application of transmutation to human bodies and souls, in essence, playing god with human lives.  But, just as the Law of Equivalent Exchange applies to the transmutation of non-living matter, devastating rebounds can occur in Human Transmutation because human lives and souls are priceless according to the flow of the world.”

AND

Tomorrow opens another group show:

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Grey Area Gallery presents ‘Private Logic’, an intimate exhibition of sculptural and photographic works by Hannalie Taute and Estelle van den Heever.

The works of these two artists investigate the composition of identity in a suspended state between reality and madness, establishing a relationship between the everyday and the bizarre, the public and the private.

Please join us for the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 16 April from 10:00 – 13:00.

‘Private Logic’ can be viewed by appointment in the Grey Area project space on the 1st floor of Cape Town Creative Academy until 13 May.

I have also 3 works at this exhibition…here is a sneak peek:

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Have a lovely weekend! x

reminders…..

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I’ve got a couple of reminders for you:

For those close to Bloemfontein (South Africa): The second leg of the “Here Be Dragons” group exhibition opened at Gallery On Leviseur…

View of "Here be dragons" exhibition at Gallery On Leviseur (Bloemfontein)

View of “Here be dragons” exhibition at Gallery On Leviseur (Bloemfontein)

The B.Y.O.I.D group show is still up and running at Knysna Fine Art:

Installation view at Knysna Fine Art

Installation view at Knysna Fine Art

And I’ve heard the wonderful news that my solo exhibition “Cross my heart” have been extended until the 11th of April 2015 at the Erdmann Contemporary Gallery!

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so stay tuned because up next are two group exhibitions at the KKNK (Klein Karoo National Art Festival) in April and then one group exhibition at the “Suidooster Fees in May…will keep you posted! x

 

 

(B.Y.O.I.D) Bring your own identity

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(B.Y.O.I.D) Bring your own identity – The emergence of individualization is a group show which opens today at Knysna Fine Art.  This is what the gallery has to say about this exhibition:


(BYOID) – Bring your own identity

The emergence of individualization

Society’s changing lifestyle and attitude trends affect the aesthetics in which and with which we surround ourselves every day. Recent research both locally and internationally shows that one of the central trends today in society is “Style Nomadism” (or “Fashion Nomadism”) and globalisation has only increased the need for individuals to redefine themselves.

Viewers express themselves by interpreting art, choosing to acquire it and creating themselves in the process. Searching for shorter text and deeper images means they give themselves credit for their own intelligence. Thus (BYOID) hangs on not just what your work reveals about yourself but equally the fulfilment the viewer experiences in its presence.

These following works will be on exhibition:

"In the days when Bertha spun) golden thread, cotton thread, oil paint, rubber 2015

“In the days when Bertha spun) golden thread, cotton thread, oil paint, rubber 2015 (detail)

Bertha is not my name, but I like her story.

The title of this work: “In the days when Bertha spun” is inspired by the mythical figure Bertha who was renowned for her spinning and regarded as the special patroness of female industry. She has many different names in various regions, but is mostly known as the mythical mother of Charlemagne.  In France and Germany it is still custom to say: “In the days when Bertha spun” when speaking of the Golden Age.

"A thread" textile, found objects, thread, rubber 2014

“A thread” textile, found objects, thread, rubber 2014

“The most miserable and dangerous among us are those who try to be what they are not” Jeanette Winterson.

For those who can’t be at the opening…here is a link to the digital catalogue: https://www.yumpu.com/en/embed/view/9kwyEEL7sGVzIQIh

and

For those in the Knysna area today please:

Join us for

champagne    &     shooters

at the opening of this exhibition of recent
paintings, sculpture, photography & ceramics
by some of South Africa’s finest artists.

 Date: Thursday 26 February 2015
Time: 5:30 pm