Cape Town Gallery Guide - June 17, 2014

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to andrew sutherland Spear . Andrew Sutherlands Spear (2014). Mixed media on canvas. 1170 x 910mm at Salon91.

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 photo-realism of John Meyer and the broader impressionism of Walter Meyer”.

 

BARNARD GALLERY, 55 Main Street, Newlands. Tel: 021 671 1553:

Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi’s True Colours. Until July 10.

 

BLANK PROJECTS,113-115 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 462 4276:

Some Kind of Nature. Jan-Henri Booyens. These paintings are the realisation of a process of automatic drawing performed by Booyens during a five-month retreat. Ends Saturday.

 

BRUNDYN + GALLERY, First Floor, ORO Africa Building, 170 Buitengracht Street, CBD. Tel: 021 424 5150:

Ditaola. A solo exhibition by Mohau Modisakeng in which he interrogates the role of violence in post-Colonial Africa. Until July 12.

 

CITY LIFE CAPE BAPTIST CHURCH, 30 Orange Street, Gardens. Tel: 021 423 0844:

Living In Our Cracks. A photographic exhibition of small succulent plants which thrive in unlikely nooks and crannies. By Laurence Savary.

 

DAVID KRUT PROJECTS, Montebello Design Centre, Newlands Avenue, Newlands. Tel: 021 685 0676:

Diane Victor exhibits her first solo show of prints in Cape Town since 2008. These black-and-white prints, which showcase her grotesque and characteristic iconography, display a preoccupation with sins such as greed, lust, envy and excess. Ends June 29.

 

D-STREET GALLERY, Dorp Street, 112 Stellenbosch: Tel: 021 883 2337:

Art: Psyche and Soul. Features Anton Smit, Shany van den Berg, Cobus van Bosch, Hanneke Benade, Peter van Straten, Nicholas Estherhuizen, Sam Lefaso Macholo, Adriaan Diedericks, Strijdom van der Merwe and Clare Menck who explore the always eluding essence of external and internal being of things in existence. Curated by Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen. Ends June 28.

 

GOODMAN GALLERY, 3rd floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 462 7573:

History Doesn’t Laugh. A solo exhibition by Hank Willis Thomas which highlights his interest in representing photographic ideas through unconventional materials. Until June 28.

 

Iziko Good Hope Gallery, Castle of God Hope, cnr Darling and Buitenkant streets, CBD, Tel: 021 787 1249:

Design & Making [the story of food]. Traces the evolution of craft and design through food and in particular the vessels used for packaging, storage and transportation of food. Until October 12.

 

IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN MUSEUM, 25 Victoria Street, CBD:

Fragile Histories, Fugitive Lives. Comprises an artist’s book and four photomontages that narrate the tensions and textures of early Colonial encounters at the Cape in South Africa, by Keith Dietrich. Ends July 14.

 

IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY, Government Avenue, Company’s Garden, CBD. Tel: 021 467 4660:

A Nomad’s Harvest. A retrospective of photographs by George Hallett. The works cover a career spanning more than 50 years and are augmented by a comprehensive display of biographical information as well as book and record covers. Ends July 9.

 

JOHANS BORMAN FINE ART, 16 Kildare Road, Newlands. Tel: 021 683 6863:

A selection of works by South African masters including JH Pierneef, Robert Hodgins, Hugo Naudé, Walter Battiss, Peter Clarke and Maud Sumner, as well as works by contemporary artists such as Walter Meyer, Jacobus Kloppers, Marlene von Dürckheim, Hussein Salim, Kyle Weeks and Anton Chapman.

 

ROBBEN ISLAND MUSEUM, Nelson Mandela Gateway, Clocktower Precinct, V&A Waterfront. Tel: 021 419 1300:

Away from View. Irene Naudé turned three of the cells on Robben Island into camera obscuras and has captured on treated paper images of the outside of Robben Island prison. Ends September.

 

RUST-EN-VREDE GALLERY, 10 Wellington Street, Durbanville. Tel: 021 976 4691:

Salon A & B: A Focus on the African Woman in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Christa Myburgh recontextualises the black female figure by removing them from a traditional realm and placing them in the so-called Western context.

Salon C: Prints and plates from the Walter Battiss Company which typify the artist’s appreciation of beauty and sensual treatment of the human form. Until June 25.

 

SALON91 CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTION, 91 Kloof Street, Gardens.

Tel: 021 424 6930:

Other Dust. Solo exhibition by Andrew Sutherland in which he references his growing collection of archival photographs, postcards and memorabilia to create new stories from old worlds. Until Saturday.

 

STATEoftheART Gallery, 61 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town. Tel: 072 470 9272:

Wild & Still: Expressions of the Landscape. A solo exhibition by Janet Botes. Until Saturday.

 

STEVENSON GALLERY, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 462 1500:

Celebrations. Barthélémy Toguo’s solo exhibition takes its name from an immersive installation in which small drawings are displayed atop 35 music stands. Until July 12.

Experimentation All Hell Break Loose. For Mawanda ka Zenzile’s first solo exhibition, a found object could be anything from a pile of firewood to a supremacist ideology or the image of Batgirl. The show is conceived as a laboratory of ideas, where iconography from low and high culture, historical and contemporary political constellations, is forced into dialogue. Until July 12.

 

WARREN EDITIONS, 3rd floor, 62 Roeland Street, Cape Town. Tel: 021 461 6070:

Treading Soft Ground Part Two. A print collaboration between Katherine Bull and Warren Editions showcasing the prints pulled from the soft ground etchings created during the performance. Ends June 28.

 

WHATIFTHEWORLD GALLERY, 1 Argyle Street, Woodstock. Tel: 021 447 2376:

No Everything. Rowan Smith uses mixed media sculpture and found objects to examine the tensions between South Africa’s past and present in relation to shifting class identities, a globalised economy, and the experience of the everyday. Until July 19.

 

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