Everard Read Cape Town will be running our annual winter group show this year from Wednesday 8th June until mid-July 2022.
A group exhibition including gallery artists and fresh voices, ‘Things I would like to remember‘ evokes a cascade of references and recollections. Artists have responded with a selection of works capturing memories which may be poignant, some painful and others complex.
SYNDI KAHN: Holding Pattern
Dec 3 – Dec 31, 2021
‘I was a pebble. I was a leaf. I was the jagged branch of a tree. I was nothing to them and they were everything to me.’
― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
In this body of work, which comprises ten oil paintings on paper, I have endeavoured to make a conscious shift from creating a pristine canvas to a more tactile, textured approach to painting.
Since making a move with my family away from the city to the countryside at the beginning of the year, I started to take more notice of the microcosm of abundant nature – in particular fynbos – that now surrounds me every day.
At first, plants, trees, flowers, nature completely overwhelmed my senses. As a visual artist, they permeated my observations. Then slowly, in photographing my surroundings every day, I eagerly started noting more and more their precise detail and organic beauty. This was for me not only in the grand scope of nature but in the smallest elements. In turn, the changes the seasons bring with them have been profound. This awareness started to inform the direction of my work as a natural progression.
Through these paintings my ambition has been to hone in on the essence of what I was observing and responding to when I photographed. By taking it out of the realm of pure mimesis, by abstracting the subject matter with an intensity of colour and focus, my hope is to entice the viewer to see the content in a different way.
My fascination with and the utter pleasure derived from the environment that I see every day has informed this body of work and will continue to inspire me further with its ever-changing shifts and cycles.
Everard Read CIRCA Cape Town will be exhibiting our annual Summer Group Show. Opening on the 3rd December and will run until 3rd January 2019.
IMAGO l A GROUP SHOW l 11 SEPTEMBER – 2 OCTOBER
In biology, the imago (Latin for “image”) is the last stage an insect attains during its metamorphosis, its process of growth and development; it also is called the imaginal stage, the stage in which the insect attains maturity. It follows the final ecdysis of the immature instars.
IMAGO is a group exhibition celebrating Spring in the winelands. This collection features some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists working in a range of media: painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramic and mixed media.
ARTISTS INCLUDE: Jaco Roux, Andrzej Urbanski, Lee-Ann Heath, Jan Tshikhuthula, Nelson Makamo, Guy du Toit, Colbert Mashile, Penelope Stutterheime, Blessing Ngobeni, Matthew Hindley, Shany Van den Berg, Phillemon Hlungwani, Phillipe Uzac, Vusi Khumalo, Jo O’Connor, Dylan Lewis, Neil Wright, Sasha Hartslief, Norman Catherine, Lionel Smit, Nic Bladen, Ricky Dyaloyi, Barbara Wildenboer, Ferdi B Dick, Louise Mason, Setlamorago Mashilo, Paolo Bini, Liberty Battson, Richard Penn, Rosie Mudge, Daniel Naude, Guy Ferrer, Wayne Barker, Grace de Costa, Ignatius Mokone, SKUBALISTO, Gary Stephens, Bronwyn Lace, Henk Serfontein, Lucinda Mudge, Jane Eppel, Jordan Sweke, Kerri Evans, Syndi Kahn, Swain Hoogervorst, Martin Haines, Nicola Bailey, Andre Serfontein and Robert Slingsby.
ON BEING l A WOMXN’S SHOW l 12 AUGUST – 7 SEPTEMBER
on being a woman in the arts, on being a woman in South Africa, on being a woman in this world.
ON BEING is a group show featuring some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists working in a range of mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramic and mixed media.
Does one celebrate women’s day in South Africa whilst we are facing a national crisis in gender-based violence? Is it tokenism to celebrate women for one day (or a month)? We asked these questions in discussions for this show. Women artists have and continue to hold their own in our space year-round. However, any opportunity to highlight women- we will take. The title of the show aims to speak to the lived experience of women in this country; it calls for celebration and mourning, as being a woman in South Africa means both.
This exhibition features works not specifically made for a women’s exhibition, but have been selected by the curators as to offer an insight into the interior world of being a woman and to celebrate our artists by highlighting their work.
We remember the 20 000+ women who marched on the streets in 1956. We pay tribute to them for their courage and strength. We pay tribute to all our women artists. We look to the future, knowing that there is still much to do.
ARTISTS INCLUDE: Caryn Scrimgeour, Sanell Aggenbach, Faith XLVII, Nomthunzi Mashalaba, Deborah Bell, Lady Skollie, Sasha Hartslief, Syndi Kahn, Warther Dixon, Liza Grobler, Wilma Cruise, Kerri Evans, Lucinda Mudge, Hannalie Taute, Liberty Battson, Tamlin Blake, Shany Van Den Berg, Lee-Ann Heath, Elizabeth Balcomb, Penelope Stutterheime, Denby Meyer Jo O’Connor, Louise Mason, Barbara Wildenboer, Emalie Bingham, Angela Banks, Corlie de Kock, Grace da Costa, Elsabe Milandri, Tanya Poole, Jane Eppel, Klara Marie den Heijer, Arabella Caccia, Bronwyn Lace, Io Makandal and Haidie Nel.