Category Archives: 2017

SATURN RETURN

21.06 – 29.07.2017

A solo exhibition by Kirsten Sims

Kirsten Sims’s solo shows are an expression of where she is in her life. At the time of her first solo show, Middle of Nowhere, she had graduated from her Honours degree and left Stellenbosch to move to Cape Town. With her first solo show behind her, You Are Here marked a period of making a home in Cape Town and becoming more established in her career. Like every four years in our calendar, Leap Year was a deviation from the norm existing as an online exhibition at a time she felt an urge to experiment with exhibition formats. In the year she turns 30, Kirsten presents Saturn Return.

The planet Saturn takes 29,5 years to orbit the sun and return to the place in the sky that it occupied at the time of one’s birth. The Saturn Return is the astrological period that occurs in a person’s late twenties as they move into full adulthood in their thirties. It’s known to be a time of tumultuous transition and self-reflection. The show Saturn Return is inspired by this phenomenon and characterises a progression in Kirsten’s art and process. The body of work stems from a place of self-knowing, and materialises with a confidence to test new techniques and colours; to make marks boldy. As a whole the works are bigger. Kirsten plays with scale both in terms of canvas size and the subjects within the frame: a giant rug is hung from a wall looming over a string of tiny people that walk beneath it; people at an art exhibition are engulfed in flecks of abstract red paint that have left the frame.

As ever in Kirsten’s paintings, place is significant in Saturn Return: both recognisable (a European cafe scene, a public swimming pool in Sea Point) and imagined. In some works natural landscapes show an absence or hint of human activity and in other works her signature characters fill the scene in a flurry of interaction and fashion at a soiree or garden party. Each gives the distinct feeling that you have been here, or felt this, before.

 

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RELATED LINKS:

 

Kirsten Sims: Saturn Return | HERE

 

KIRSTEN SIMS’ SOLO SHOW: SATURN RETURNS | HERE

 

SATURN RETURN: In Conversation with Kirsten Sims | INTERVIEW HERE

TURBINE ART FAIR 2017

13 – 16.07.2107

BOOTH # GH14 | TURBINE ART FAIR

The Turbine Art Fair has established itself as a significant event on the SA Arts Calendar, presenting rare and crucial opportunities to Collectors and Artists alike. This Fair has won us over through its fantastic electric atmosphere, its high level of organization, and most notably in remaining absolutely committed to its intention to promote emerging talent and to nurture a new collectors base, ideas which resonate greatly with the core philosophy of our gallery.

Since its inception in 2008, Salon Ninety One has served as a platform for both emerging and established South African artists of all disciplines to gain exposure through sharing their creativity and vision. The Artists exhibiting with Salon Ninety One have all excelled in their respective fields, with their names quickly gaining recognition across South Africa and abroad. This year we are proud to be representing Andrew Sutherland, Black Koki, Cathy Layzell, Heidi Fourie, Jordan Sweke, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Sims, Linsey Levendall, Paul Senyol and Zarah Cassim. These Artists embody the gallery’s signature style and reflect the astounding growth and promise of local talent.

Salon Ninety One will be exhibiting at the Turbine Art Fair, for the fourth consecutive year bringing accessible, affordable contemporary art from Cape Town to both seasoned collectors and first-time buyers in Johannesburg. Visit us at Booth GH14, Turbine Hall from the 13th to the 16th of July 2017. Please call 021-424-6930 for further information.

 

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ANDREW SUTHERLAND

 

BLACK KOKI

 

CATHY LAYZELL

 

HEIDI FOURIE

 

JORDAN SWEKE

 

KIRSTEN BEETS

 

KIRSTEN SIMS

 

LINSEY LEVENDALL

 

PAUL SENYOL

 

ZARAH CASSIM


 

LINK RELATED TO THIS EXHIBIT:

 

Turbine Art Fair | HERE


 

FATHOMS

17.05 – 17.06.2017

A two-person exhibition by Paul Senyol & Linsey Levendall

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MURAL AT GARLANDALE PRIMARY

Paul Senyol and Linsey Levendall recently collaborated on an exhibition called FATHOMS. They also managed to find the time to complete a colourful and inspiring mural for the children at Garlandale Primary.

Salon Ninety One and The Bookery have joined forces to support this school and its library. Ten percent of all sales made during the Stellar group exhibition was donated to this project. We would like to thank the artists, Paul, Linsey, and everyone who was part of the Stellar show, as well as Bryan Viljoen Photography for their generosity and kindness.

MIRAGE

05.04 – 13.05.2017

A solo exhibition by Kirsten Beets

Kirsten Beet’s latest exhibition embodies the fragmentary illustrations of a shifting memory, somewhere between the feeling of a hot, dry Cape Town without water and the preserved green kingdoms of the suburban and botanical garden. Throughout the exhibition her world is at constant play with the idea of illusion. She exposes the illusionary space of the picture plane and the illusionary ‘natural’ spaces of leisure that humans construct. This play with illusion comments on the larger interaction between humans and their environment.

The exhibition title, Mirage, keys us into this perspective. It refers to the appearance of water on a hot surface caused from the refraction of light by heated air. Hot and cool, dry and lush: water emerges as the defining apparition of the transfer between these states of experience. Water is a commodity, a human right, strikingly under threat with the current drought that has scorched the Western Cape. During a summer usually associated with leisure and pleasure, the preservation of this resource has been a constant reminder of the human need to become caretakers of our natural world.

The Artist has exhibited both locally and internationally. Her exhibitions include the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the Scuola Internationale di Grafi in Venice, Italy and the Cape Town and Johannesburg Art Fairs amongst others. Kirsten lives and works in Cape Town and completed her bachelor in Fine Arts and BPhil in illustration at the University of Stellenbosch. This is her third solo exhibition at Salon Ninety One.

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CRITICS’ PICKS | KIRSTEN BEETS

We are pleased to announce that Kirsten Beets at Salon Ninety One is currently featured in artforum.com‘s “Critics’ Picks” section, a select review of shows worldwide.

We hope you will read the review, written by Sean O’Toole, online:

www.artforum.com/?pn=picks&section=world#picks68056

Critics’ Picks are live on the website until the exhibition’s closing date and can then be found in our online archive here: www.artforum.com/?pn=archive&id=68056

For the most comprehensive directory of exhibitions worldwide, download Artforum’s artguide app.

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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.


ARTWORKS:

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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