Category Archives: 2017

RESERVE

01.03 – 01.4.2017

A solo exhibition of paintings by Cathy Layzell.

Working in a gestural and abstract style, Cathy Layzell investigates humankind’s complex evolving relationship to nature, where an impulse to shape, tame and control the natural world lives alongside a desire to yield to its wildness and its danger.

At close range, these paintings constructed from the textures of nature – rock, foliage, air, and water, appear nearly abstract – a dancing network of innumerable brushstrokes, some parallel, others looser and more rapidly applied. Stepping back, these varied marks coalesce into the shimmering effects of an illusionary light. The paintings explore the blurred boundaries between Nature and artifice and how visual-processing systems shape our feelings about what we see.

With the disappearance of most of our primeval forests we have left only what are called, oxymoronically, wilderness ‘parks’ or ‘reserves’. Reserves are intended to conserve nature in a representative way and to sustain biodiversity. But the reality is that they are increasingly relics of how ecosystems looked before humans became dominant. This body of work explores the vestigial primal link we still feel towards a wilderness that hardly exists anymore.

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LINKS RELATED TO THIS EXHIBIT:

ART AFRICA | The Garden Metaphor – ‘Reserve’
http://artsouthafrica.com/220-news-articles-2013/2879-reserve-in-conversation-with-cathy-layzell.html

 

CAPE TIMES | MARCH 30,2017

 

 

SHELTER

25.01 – 25.02.17

A solo exhibition by Andrew Sutherland.

“He stepped gingerly, eyes fixed to the ground below him. He was carefully observing the minutest details of the forest floor, scanning for edible morsels amongst the fallen leaves. The dense canopy overhead allowed the trickle of glittering light to dance upon the mulch, confusing the eye with the illusion of movement, either that of friend or foe. His well-rehearsed movements provided him the opportunity for introspection. He had made so many new discoveries here in this unknown world within himself. He had found the wilderness to be like a still, glassy lake, inadvertently providing a mirror to his physical and mental condition. He suddenly felt the ground shift slightly beneath his feet and, before he could regain control, he stumbled clumsily. Quietly cursing his carelessness he realised he had roused the attention of an unknown creature close-by. He heard the crunch of sticks under large feet, and he turned to observe his observer…

Andrew Sutherland sinks into the well-worn and muddy shoes of the adventurer for his latest body of work, Shelter. Through the narrative of this exhibition we can identify with the protagonist, experiencing the ultimate self-propelled voyage of the intrepid explorer and lone personality out to forge a re-imagined connection with nature.”

– Words by Cynthia Edwards


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CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2017

17.02 – 19.02.2017

Salon Ninety One exhibiting at Booth #B5
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre

Cathy Layzell, Craig Smith, Heidi Fourie, Jordan Sweke, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Lilford, Kirsten Sims, Linsey Levendall, Paul Senyol, Pierre le Riche.


 

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The works are now officially available for sale.
Call 082 679 3906 for enquiries.

 

KIRSTEN BEETS


HEIDI FOURIE


CATHY LAYZELL


PIERRE LE RICHE


LINSEY LEVENDALL


KIRSTEN LILFORD


PAUL SENYOL


KIRSTEN SIMS


CRAIG SMITH


JORDAN SWEKE


 

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ORACLE

03.12.16 – 21.01.2017

Salon91_Oracle_Art Times [FA]

ORACLE | SALON NINETY ONE end-of-year group show in aid of S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind | 03 December at 11AM | 91 Kloof Street. Gardens. Cape Town

Accessible, affordable artwork across a broad range of mediums by some of Salon Ninety One’s favourite emerging and established creatives. Artists include: Anastasia Pather, Andrew Sutherland, Berry Meyer, Bruce Mackay, Cathy Layzell, Gabrielle Raaff, Gerhard Human, Hanno van Zyl, Heidi Fourie, Isabella Kuijers, Jade Klara, Jordan Sweke, Katrin Coetzer, Katrine Claassens, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Sims, Lara Feldman, Linsey Levendall, Maaike Bakker, Maria Lebedeva, Nicole Dalton, Nina Torr, Paul Senyol, Pierre le Riche, and Sarah Pratt.

Doors open at 11AM with an opening address by S A Guide-Dogs Association at 11:30. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to interact with Guide Dog Owners and their dogs, as well as Puppy Raisers with their puppies in training.

South African Guide-Dogs Association provides Independence, Mobility and Companionship to the differently abled community of South Africa by providing Guide, Service and Autism Support Dogs. Ten percent of all art sales will be put towards the sponsorship and training of guide dog puppies.


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ANASTASIA PATHER


ANDREW SUTHERLAND


BERRY MEYER


BRUCE MACKAY


CATHY LAYZELL

 

GABRIELLE RAAFF

 

GERHARD HUMAN

 

HANNO VAN ZYL

 

HEIDI FOURIE

 

ISABELLA KUIJERS

 

JADE KLARA

 

JORDAN SWEKE

 

KATRIN COETZER

 

KATRINE CLAASSENS

 

KIRSTEN BEETS

 

KIRSTEN SIMS


LARA FELDMAN


LINSEY LEVENDALL


MAAIKE BAKKER


MARIA LEBEDEVA


NICOLE DALTON


NINA TORR


PAUL SENYOL


PIERRE LE RICHE


SARAH PRATT


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