THE BLUSHFUL HIPPOCRENE
An exhibition of contemporary South African Fine Art inspired by grape and grain
Curated by Corlie de Kock
|Arabella Caccia||Hannalie Taute||Arabella Caccia|
|Gretha McMahon||Aidon Westcott||Uwe Pfaff|
|Angela Banks||Jacki McInnes||Toby Megaw|
|Paula van Coller-Louw||Theo Kleynhans||Brahm van Zyl|
|Diane McLean||Sarah Walmsly|
|Lionel Smit||Ceramic:||Grace da Costa|
|Anton Brink||Gerhard Swart - Ceramic Matters|| Jaco Sieberagen
|Madelein Marincowitz||Anthony C Harris - Ceramic Matters||Anton Smit|
|Beezy Bailey||Karin Lijnes||Guy Thesen|
|Judy Bumstead||Andrew Mogridge||Jonathan van der Walt|
|Jan Schutte||Hubert Barichievy|
|Juria Le Roux||Carol Cauldwell|
|Lori Schappe-Youens|| Drawing:
|Grace Kotze||Corlie de Kock|
|Mathew Brittan||Marie Stander|
|Marinda Combrink||Henk Serfontein|
|James Stead||Helena Hugo|
|Michelle Davidson||Rencia Retief|
Down the rabbit hole…..
Solo exhibition of bronze sculpture by Carol Cauldwell
Exhibition opening 13 December 2018, 6pm at Knysna Fine Art Gallery
SPACE IS THE PLACE - LUCINDA MUDGE - an exhibition of vases
LUCINDA MUDGE- ARTIST STATEMENT
This new collection of slab-built vases draws inspiration both from the ceramics of China and the growing (and sometimes controversial) presence of the Chinese in Africa.
The powerful narratives from the Chinese immigrants and from the communities with whom they interact are told using the tropes, symbols and icons of the two cultures.
The title of the exhibition pays homage to the American jazz musician Sun Ra who developed a complex persona and an idiosyncratic myth-based credo that would make him a pioneer of Afrofuturism; and the Chinese text 牛屄死了 that appears in all the works literally translates as “fucking awesome to the point of death.”
Traditional African masks, a romanticised Afrofuturism and the universal human longing to be elsewhere are here mashed together resulting in a powerful and beautiful body of new work.
Lucinda Mudge’s extraordinary vases are getting more complex and demanding with rich and intricate detailing yet beneath their glimmering, sparkling surfaces is a world both familiar and faintly, futuristically alien which simmers with paranoia and tension.
Lionel Smit's - exhibition entitled "Extract" .
Hannalie Taute -exhibition entitled "Implanted Memories" .
"For this exhibition, I have investigated memory and memory implantation where psychologists have developed techniques to implant false memories. These studies have proved how easy it is to distort memories of past events and to make people remember things that never occurred.
It focuses on the debate about repressed memories and the possible danger of digging for lost memories.
Imagining a false event makes it feel more familiar, and people mistake this feeling of familiarity for evidence that they have experienced the event.
Psychologist Ulric Neisser explains: “Misremembering and retrospective reworking of the past are a part of human nature; they go with the territory and they happen all the time''.''
Paula Louw - exhibition entitled "Gently Does It" .
"The antithesis of all that one would normally consider a gun to be, the R5, revolver and R1 have been de-natured, are redemptive. Having been stitched together, they contradict any ideas we might have concerning these weapons in a traditional sense.
Colour, texture, shape, lines and curves, they could be the same deadly objects, but they present a very different aspect. They're loaded with hurt... wounds and tears have been stitched and mended, healing has been sought and rendered.
Sewing, normally considered the preserve of women, is the means of creation, causing these objects to take on a curiously feminine energy. They have been rendered completely harmless and present to us as soft, even rather cuddly objects, like a soft toy or teddy bear. They can no longer be loaded, cocked, nor the trigger pulled. They have been silenced. Paradoxically, we sense the deadly layers of meaning whose legacy history has conferred, whose dark weight drags these objects deeply into the softness of the pillow." - Paula Louw
Charmaine & Martin Haines - exhibition entitled "The Owl and the Pussy Cat" .
Wonderful ceramic works by the talented duo, Martin and Charmaine Haines
View this exhibition online: http://www.finearts.co.za/index.php/mixed-media/arjan-van-arendonk