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Candice Breitz: Extra!
Candice Breitz, Extra #13, 2011.
Candice’s interesting video and photographic exhibition Extra! opened on 9 February 2012 at the Standard Bank Gallery.
exhibition consisted of video displays including that entitled "Extra"
where she can be seen giving bodily definition to actors comments in a
TV show. Also on display are Chromogenic prints where the human figure
has been removed to leave a white image suggesting that we are all
“Ghost” of our lives.
This is Candice’s first comprehensive survey exhibition of works to
be presented in South Africa and runs at the Standard Bank Gallery in
partnership with the Goethe-Institut and Goodman Gallery until 5 April
Breitz,who was born in Johannesburg but now lives and works in Berlin,
is an internationally renowned artist who has exhibited her photographs
and video installations worldwide.
Phillimon was asked about the works on display he commented that at
first he did not like them and then the art warmed out to him bring
questions to his mind as to why?
No bookings necessary to view the art but it is suggested that one contact Sue Isaac (011) 631-4467 or firstname.lastname@example.org for parking and as the Standard Bank Gallery is to be found in Johannesburg CBD
OF DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES
by JACO VAN DEN HEEVER
exhibition documents the chronicles of an ever-changing landscape. It
explores our resistance and adaptation towards change. The exhibition is
on at Artspace Chester Court 142 Jan Smuts Avenue Parkwood http://www.artspace-jhb.co.za/ until 29 February 2012
An interesting black and white charcoal sketch showing of
architectural drawings making one to recognise building which are oddly
out of place. The artist has used names and other means to draw ones
imagination to everyday buildings with a twist in the picture.
Gordon Froud opened the exhibition and gave a very interesting commentary.
For pics http://s1017.photobucket.com/albums/af294/zynbad/Art%20Scene/OF%20DREAMS%20AND%20NIGHTMARES%20by%20JACO%20VAN/
Something Like Now
An exhibition of black and white Ink on Paper sketches by Elsabe’
Milandri opened at Salon 91, 91 Kloof Street, Cape Town on the 15
February and until the 10 March 2012.
The editor and partner caught the bus to the exhibition and
disembarked at the Mount Nelson. Kloof street is directly behind the Lord
Nelson complex. Getting to the venue allowed us to have a quick dinner
at Arnold’s which serves some interesting dishes including crocodile
ribs and springbok steaks.
We then joined the viewers at the gallery and where impressed by the
art. Elsabe’ now in her late pregnancy was gracious to explain a few
pieces to us. I especially liked the gorilla sketch as I have an
affinity for wild life.
OF DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES Jaco van den Heever
This exhibition documents the chronicles of an ever-changing landscape.
It explores our resistance and adaptation towards change
starts 1 February 2012
Pictures of the opening can be viewed by clicking here
Harry Erasmus paintings
Harry Erasmus BioHarry was born in 1961 in Pretoria, South
Africa. He fell in love with art and everything about art at a very early age.
Apart from his parent’s encouragement, he had no formal training. Today he is
grateful that he has learned to paint in his own way, for it enabled him to be
more creative, daring and to develop a style of his
Over the years he
exhibited annually in major exhibitions in South Africa . He is in various
private collections in South Africa and abroad; countries such as Switzerland,
Spain, France, U.K. and Canada. He just finished The Sun International Contract
for Carnival City.
"I want to capture an intimate moment
between the viewer and the painting. I paint what I see whether I am in the mind
or realistically and not so much what I know about a form. I rather capture the
illusion of the light and dark shapes, on the things, not the things.
My paintings must have a lot of
presence, to seem uncomplicated while providing a complex message on many
levels. The viewer should be drawn into its reality however the emotional
response remains open to the viewers interpretations.
I dont always have
something to say, thus I let the subject speak to me and I simply serve as the
editor and interpreter for my audience. The subject matter is usually more
profound and interesting than I am. It is this realization that freed me from
fear of painting therefore I am not afraid to make changes.
When I begin a
painting I have a general idea in mind but then it takes on a life of its own. I
do not abadon my initial concept but rather allow the idea to evolve.
If I put to much detail in the
painting I leave nothing to the imagination of the viewer.
rather than describing the detail I involve the imagination of the viewer so
they become an active participant in the painting. I order to express the
graceful rhythm of the human figure in a sentimental or romantic atmosphere I
allow large empty areas with loose edges that contrast against detail parts of
hair, legs arms etc.
This creates a sophisticated design with a "lost and
found" atmosphere making it turn in space and to help the viewers eye move over
the painting more quickly.
I believe that magic happens when
things are in a state of transitionequinoxes, adolescence- and I think the same
can be true of act.
I most like
the parts of my paintings that are neither abstract nor realistic, but are in an
undefined state of transition."
Darling ~ 1.2 m x 77 cm ~ R 7 500 ~ Framed
Serenade ~ 67 cm x 47 cm ~ R 3 950 ~ Framed
Musician ~ 67 cm x 47 cm ~ R R 3 950 ~ Framed
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