PAULA LOUW

 

Paula Louw will be exhibiting at Knysna Fine Art from the 8th of December 2016. The exhibition is titled: 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

 

View artist's biography (Update to follow)

 

Connections
Connections

Type writer components and mixed media

Connections
Connections Connections
Connections With Love X
Connections With Love X

Typewriter components and mixed media

Connections With Love X
Connections With Love X Connections With Love X
Gently Does It: Revolver
Gently Does It: Revolver

Fabric, wood, cotton and copper thread

42 x 37cm

Gently Does It: Revolver
Gently Does It: Revolver Gently Does It: Revolver
Gently Does It: The R1
Gently Does It: The R1

Fabric, wood, cotton and copper thread

148 x 56 cm

Gently Does It: The R1
Gently Does It: The R1 Gently Does It: The R1
Gently Does It: The R5
Gently Does It: The R5

Fabric, wood, cotton and copper thread

116 x 54 cm

Gently Does It: The R5
Gently Does It: The R5 Gently Does It: The R5
Inner Journey: Part 1
Inner Journey: Part 1

Motorbike parts, wire, plexiglass

Inner Journey: Part 1
Inner Journey: Part 1 Inner Journey: Part 1
Inner Journey: Part 2
Inner Journey: Part 2

Motorbike parts, wire, plexiglass

Inner Journey: Part 2
Inner Journey: Part 2 Inner Journey: Part 2
I Dream
I Dream

Wire, trace wire, sleeves

58 x 59 cm

I Dream
I Dream I Dream
I Learned
I Learned

Wire, trace wire, sleeves

62 x 65 cm

I Learned
I Learned I Learned
I Realised
I Realised

Wire, trace wire, sleeves

68 x 78 cm

I Realised
I Realised I Realised
Prince Albert Landscape
Prince Albert Landscape

Soft Pastel

61 x 82 cm

Prince Albert Landscape
Prince Albert Landscape Prince Albert Landscape
The Greatest Glory
The Greatest Glory

Wire, trace wire, sleeves

64 x 72 cm

The Greatest Glory
The Greatest Glory The Greatest Glory
Windswept Trees
Windswept Trees

Charcoal

77 x 52 cm

Windswept Trees
Windswept Trees Windswept Trees
Karoo Farmhouse
Karoo Farmhouse

Oil pastel, soft pastel, bitumen

114 x 85 cm

Karoo Farmhouse
Karoo Farmhouse Karoo Farmhouse