Textile – Art Exhibition

26 July – 24 August 2019

Venue: 20 Plein Street (c/o Plein & Ryneveld), Stellenbosch

Marguerite Roux, Scott Eric Williams, Kimathi Mafafo, Mark Rautenbach, Zyma Amien, Rushda Deany, Jana Visser

Curated by Amy Pike

Opening: Friday 26 July 2019 – 6pm

Rushda Deaney , Mark Rautenbach , Marguerite Roux – Textile

Handmade Heaven

Handmade Heaven – Art Exhibition

15 April to 15 May 2019

Artists: Bastiaan van Stenis, Colijn Strydom, Gabriela Orzechowski, Haidee Nel,
Johann Booyens, Leandri Erlank, Maritha van Ameron, Marguerite Roux
Curated by Leandri Erlank

Venue: 1st floor, 19 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch

“In some ways we live in a very unnatural world- our brains are constantly trying to adjust and adapt to a lot of social and technological change- and I think that can cause a lot of suffering. So many people have anxiety now and the natural world has less of a role in our lives.
Handmade Heaven is an imagined paradise. It’s about a sense of dislocation and a sadness of feeling separated from nature.”
-a song by Marina Diamandis

 

Home Ground

Home Ground – Art exhibition

29 March to 30 April 2019

Venue: 20 Plein Street, Stellenbosch

Opening: Friday 29 March, 6pm

An exhibition exploring HOME – be this a physical location, memory, or experience.

Artists: Emma Willemse, Isable Mertz, Paul Marais, Simphiwe Mbunyuza, Jessica Kapp

 

ON COLOUR - a group exhibition

ON COLOUR – a group exhibition

31 JAN – 01 MAR 2019

This group exhibition explores the world of bold colours and their combinations.

The artists in this show have a meaningful relationship with colour in their work, and use these different shades to convey their message. Historically, the art world has always looked to pure hues of colour for inspiration, producing well-known artists such as Henri Matisse and Mark Rothko.

‘On Colour’ turns the lens towards how 2-D artists are using colour in this day and age in South Africa.

 

What it is. a group show.

What It Is. a group show.

5 DEC 2018 – 26 JAN 2019

Featuring artists: Zenande Mketeni, Bulumko Mbete, Jessica Bosworth-Smith, Shomtwala Ndeedna Shivute, Nelago Shilongoh, Kirstin Warries, Akudzwe Elsie Chiwa, Shakil Solanki, Haidee Nel

Curated by Lemeeze Davids

WHAT IT IS.

Cataloguing information into neat boxes is what humans do best. We understand the world through names, umbrella terms, and fixed markers of identity because sometimes, it can be difficult to make sense of a world that is constantly changing. Our names are important to us because they are supposed to stand in for everything we are, even representing the things that we do not know about ourselves. While some identify with their given name, others find their real name as life goes on. Either way, we may feel compelled to find a piece of language that is all our own, and that can totally capture our apparent uniqueness.

This exhibition, What It Is, aims to delve into the relationship with one’s own identity, which is the ever-changing set of desires and intentions that we try to name. Instead of placing a solid stake in the ground, this show reflects on the reiterations and overlapping of what we think is ourselves and our world. Are things simply what they are? By hosting a number of works that are series, and/or repetitive, the pieces have multiple representations to voice their message, and provide avenues into different narratives of interpretation.

In its multiples, What It Is, draws a number of artists together that are thinking about how to draw borders around their self and society. The artists’ works are in dialogue with one another, unfolding topics such as personal mythologies, the link between consumer identity and environment, and the names that are monumentalised in a post-colonial society. The work contends with this heavy topic by addressing it from many different viewpoints.

Between Figuration and Abstraction – Art exhibition

29 September 2018

Featuring artists: Bastiaan Van Stenis, Adele Van Heerden, Leandri Erlank, Ronald Muchatuta, Marguerite Roux, Colijn Strydom, Paul Marais, Kimati Mafafo & Corne Theron.

Between Figuration and Abstraction Catalogue (PDF)

“Between Figuration and Abstraction” is an exhibition about the revival of figure art digital age.

This exhibition interrogates the place of the physical body in a time of developing interest in virtual realities, online personas and digital media slower mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking represent the human figure, the constant subject. With this exhibition we offer an antidote to our current image- saturated culture, in which we obsessively scroll, flick and browse through an online visual world, leaving our physical selves behind.