|Marianne Meijer, "Thuli Madonsela"|
Monday, 27 October 2014
“On a Small Scale” A pop up mini exhibition by Marianne Meijer Opens on Monday, 3 November at 6/6:30p.m.
In the Corridor Space:
“On a Small Scale”
Every year I seem to see more colour and detail in a person’s skin than I ever did before. People are filled with such complex emotions, which as as an artist I try to express.
There is so much to capture in a person’s identity, so much that speaks through eyes and other facial expressions. That’s what I try to reveal in my drawings and paintings.
In the Middle Gallery:
“The Earth Laughs”
Anthea Martin and Catherine Stempowski
3 – 22 November 2014
Anthea Martin Artist Statement:
Memento mori (Latin 'remember that you will die’).
“My drawings try to reflect the art of detachment from the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits, with reference to the evidence of life on earth which dates back to 3000 million years. There have been 5 mass extinctions on the way. We as a species are just a small part of this and if we vanish, the earth will laugh, recover and carry on"
(.Dennett. D.C. Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking. Beware of the Prime Mammal.43.)
Catherine Stempowski draws on her personal experience with the landscape from the Central Drakensberg, specific areas in the Limpopo Province, Mozambique and her garden. Through charcoal drawing she explores the spaces between, the lost spaces, the hidden places. This allows negative space to define the subject of rocks, plants, earth and sky."Without light there are no shadows, there is no form" she explains. Through her drawings one sees how moving light (the sun) fragments structure, redefines shapes, and sets new horizons: a constant rebirth, an ever-changing memory. Stempowski believes that she has to be barefoot to hear the earth laugh.
Opening talk by Dr. John Roome, Durban University of Technology Fine Art Senior Lecturer
3 November – 22 November 2014 (3 weeks)
In the Main Gallery:
In the Main Gallery:
“Personal Myth, Collective Dream” by Roz Cryer
Opening talk by Michelle Rall, Centre for Visual Arts, UKZN Pmb
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
There will be walkabouts of both of our current exhibitions on Saturday, 1 November starting at 11a.m.
First will be a walkabout by Louise Hall on her exhibition titled "Migration" and thereafter swany will give a walk through of his show Souty which is a part of the "G1K1" group exhibition.
All are welcome and it is free.
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
In the Middle Gallery
Migration is a small body of recent mixed media drawings. These open-ended and light-hearted works explore some of the fundamentals of drawing, in particular, line and point. And reflect what seem to be perennial themes in my work of transition, departure and change.
Drawing as medium and process is fundamental to my artistic practice. So when I paint, I am drawing. Drawing helps me chart my artistic direction and after an intense period of working I use drawing to cast around to find new ideas and images. The drawings in this Migration Series represent the beginnings of a new body of work.