Cape Town Gallery Guide - February 4, 2014Comment on this story
ATHLONE LIBRARY, cnr Dobson and Klipfontein roads, Athlone. Tel: 021 696 6250:
Namaqualand Colours. A photography exhibition by Siegfried Schafer, Steven Smut and Laurence Savary.
AVA GALLERY, 35 Church Street, CBD. Tel: 021 424 7436:
Greatest Hits 2013. Art works selected from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT, Ruth Prowse School of Art and Stellenbosch University graduate exhibitions. Ends February 27.
AVONDALE WINE ESTATE TASTING GALLERY, Lustigan Road, Klein Drakenstein, Paarl. Tel: 021 863 1976:
Crossing Over: A Journey of Past and Present. By Scats Esterhuyse, a self-taught artist whose work has been described as being “between the photorealism of John Meyer and the broader impressionism of Walter Meyer”.
Brundyn and Gonsalves, ORO Africa Building (1st floor), 170 Buitengracht Street, CBD. Tel: 021 424 5150:
Nihilophobia (Expeditions into the Unknown 1-15) by Carla Liesching; This Is Where I Leave You by Gabriella Alberts; Living Just Enough by Mack Magagane and Kutlwano Moagi; and Loco-Metta by Emeka Ogboh. Thursday to March 13.
THE CAPE GALLERY, 60 Church Street, CBS. Tel: 021 423 5309:
A Point of View. By Elinor Carleton-Smith, Lesley Charnock, Jill Colley, Sylvia de Villiers, Teresa Decinti, Anthea Delmotte, Juli Jana, Rae Goosen, Shirley Howells, Hilary Iwanski, Di Johnson-Ackerman, Sybille Lampe, Jen Lewis, Mandy McKay, Nola Muller, Lyn Northam, Shelagh Price, Veronica Reid, Marilyn Southey, Frederike Stokhuyzen, Helen van Stolk. Until March 1.
CASA LABIA, Main Road, Muizenberg. Tel: 021 788 6068:
Muse. Annual salon-style summer exhibition investigating the themes of inspiration and contemplation, which includes portraits, landscapes and still lives. Until February 23.
CHRISTOPHER MOLLER ART GALLERY, 7 Kloofnek Road, Gardens. Tel: 021 422 1599:
Enjoy the Silence. Andrew Salgado’s solo exhibition of bold, generally large-scale figurative oil paintings.Until March 14.
Commune.1, 64 Wale Street, CBD. Tel: 021 423 5600:
Fencing and the Pencil. Solo exhibition by Daniel Blom featuring seven installations that are conceptually independent from one another and function as self-contained closed systems. Thursday to March 5.
D-Street Gallery, 112 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch. Tel: 021 883 2337:
(E)scapes. Group exhibition. Until February 19.
Everard Read Gallery, 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Tel: 021 418 4527:
Sculpture exhibition in the gardens of the Mount Nelson Hotel. Artists include Willie Bester, Lionel Smit, newcomer Neill Wright, Jaco Sieberhagen, Samuel Allerton, Beezy Bailey, Wilma Cruise, Brendhan Dickerson, Dylan Lewis, Anton Momberg, Florian Wozniak and Gavin Younge. Ends April.
GOODMAN GALLERY, 3rd Floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 462 7573:
C-16. A group exhibition featuring a new flip-book film by William Kentridge titled Second-Hand Reading, with music by South African composer Neo Muyanga; Kudzanai Chiurai’s film Moyo, with new photographic prints from the project in which he engages with notions of memory, mourning and loss; a series of photographs by Candice Breitze titled SABC Minimal; Gerald Machona anticipates his upcoming solo exhibition in Joburg with sculpture in The Edelweiss; Haroon Gunn-Salie’s Turn the Other Way, originally installed in a demolished house in District Six, asks viewers to consider their own role in the devastation of the neighbourhood that began in the 1960s; and more from Siemon Allen, Kendall Geers, Sigalit Landau, Stuart Bird and Walter Oltmann, Mikhael Subotzky, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Alfredo Jaar, David Goldblatt and Sue Williamson, and paintings by Moshekwa Langa, Clive van den Berg and Vusi Beauchamp. Saturday.
Iziko South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Company’s Garden, CBD. Tel: 021 467 4660.
Opening Plato’s Cave: The Legacy of Kevin Atkinson (1939 to 2007). Drawing from Atkinson’s underground studio named Plato’s Cave, this exhibition is both a posthumous tribute and an attempt at a greater understanding of the artist’s contribution to South African art. Until Sunday.
Objects in the Tide of Time: Highlights of the Iziko Art Collection. The selection from the permanent collection highlights the changing nature of the Iziko Art Collection’s policy over the past 130 years. Until March 31.
David Krut Projects, Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue. Tel: 021 685 0676:
Matrix. A selection of works by Deborah Bell, Stephen Hobbs, William Kentridge, Maja Maljevic, Senzo Shabangu, Diane Victor and Mary Wafer present a range of different intaglio and relief printing techniques, and are exhibited alongside the plates that were used to make them and, in some cases, the trial proofs that show the development of the work. Until March 8.
LA MOTTE MUSEUM, R45 Main Road, Franschhoek Valley. Tel: 021 876 8850:
Works from the Cape Town Triennials. Contemporary South African art that was first exhibited in the triennials exhibitions, then acquired by the Rembrandt van Rijn Art Foundation.
Many of the artists represented have since established themselves amongst the most eminent in South Africa, and the exhibition represents the acclaimed artists William Kentridge, Keith Dietrich, Karel Nel, Joshua Nell, Penny Siopis, Peter Schütz, Andrew Verster, Michélle Nigrini, Richard Smith and Helmut Starcke.
LOVELL GALLERY, 139 Albert Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 449 5918:
What’s Going On? A group exhibition that visually invokes societal consciousness, co-curated by Kefiloe Siwisa and Tamzin Lovell Miller, including art works by Benon Lutaaya, Helena Parsons, Mbongeni Buthelezi, Neill Wright, Neva Duncan, Neville Petersen, Pierre le Riche, Robyn Denny, Vivien Kohler and Zyma Amien. Saturday to April 4.
One Fine Day Love Came to Visit. An interactive app, a short film and a song aimed at children, with a book featuring art work by Canadian artist Amanda Bayda. Saturday to March 8.
The exhibition will feature the original, vivid custom art works created by Bayda, as well as the book’s interactive and educational iPad app.
The Photographers Gallery za and ErdmannContemporary, 63 Shortmarket Street, CBD. Tel: 021 422 2762:
Actuality & Illusion. A group exhibition by Nomusa Makubu, Connor Cullinan, Bronwen Vaughan-Evans and Jeannette Unite, that requires more vision than eyes. Ends March 12.
Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection, 91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Tel: 021 424 6930:
Away. Sarah Pratt’s paper-based works feature exotic creatures, houses that grow on trees, chance meetings, scale displacements, unfamiliar and magical environments and more. Runs until February 22.
South African National Gallery, Government Gardens, CBD.
Opening Plato’s Cave: The Legacy of Kevin Atkinson (1939-2007). A protean and controversial artistic personality between the 1960s and the 1990s, Kevin Atkinson embraced a multiplicity of approaches to making art , and made a deep impression on generations of students at UCT. Ends Sunday.
WHAT IF THE WORLD, cnr 1 Argyle Street and Albert Road), Woodstock. Tel: 021 802 3111:
The Future White Women of Azania. Athi-Patra Ruga turns his attention to an idea intimately linked to the apartheid era’s fiction of Azania, a Southern African decolonialised Arcadia. But his world is one of confusing transformations whose references are Rococo and its more modern derivative, pop. Until Saturday.
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