MANGO FARM

21.08 - 21.09.2019

A solo exhibition of recent paintings by Zarah Cassim

“These (painted) images include stories of my grandparents in India and mango farms. They are an attempt to retrace my heritage through exploring old family photographs and stories told by my elders; the only sources for claiming a history for myself, as the surname I bare (Cassim) was given to my family by the South African apartheid regime, and the original family name, and it’s history, was lost.”

The Artist’s dreamlike jungle landscapes are explorations of a heritage and history, which both does and does not exist, put together by fragments of memory and storytelling. Mango Farm reflects on the notion of a constructed history

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SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2109

12.09 - 15.09.2019

Salon Ninety One was proud to be a part of the fifth edition of the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair at Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia.

We have took a very playful approach to scale, colour and installation within our SCAF 2019 booth, characteristic of Salon Ninety One gallery, our Artists and our aesthetic. The Gallery Booth A01 featured the work of Salon Ninety Onesignature artists, Kirsten Beets, Paul Senyol and Kirsten Sims. In addition to our featured booth Artists we were thrilled to be representing the work of Amber Moir at NEXT, a group exhibition platform with works from around the world carefully selected by the SCAF team.

KIRSTEN BEETS paints our contemporary Eden. Her paintings inhabit a place somewhere been the real and imagined, a painted mythology that explores ethical realities. She is continually looking at the shifting relationship between people at leisure and the natural world. She isolates the moments of these interactions, sometimes as immersive images other times as curious objects suspended in the picture plane. Snapshots of our curious human interactions with natural environments are all rendered in delicate detail. Her works are complex collections of observations and imaginary musings made manifest in oil paint on paper, board and linen. Her carefully considered compositions tell a subtle story of serenity and loss, leisure and decay, stasis and transience.

KIRSTEN SIMS expresses the way she views the world through painting, seeking a connection with viewers through images. Her work has a strong narrative quality and is often animated by a sartorial crowd of characters, but she just as naturally replaces the theatre of human interaction with the drama of a natural landscape. Whether familiar or imagined, place plays an important role in her work. She lives and works in Cape Town but the vista she has painted most is the ocean view from her family home in Mossel Bay, South Africa. Sims completed a BA in Applied Design at the Stellenbosch Academy and her Honours degree in Illustration at Stellenbosch University. She currently works on editorial and commercial illustration projects while exhibiting her artworks both locally and internationally. Sims paints with a combination of inks, acrylics and gouache on museum board.

PAUL SENYOL is an abstract painter who reflects the details of everyday life, paired down to an empathy with colour, line and form. His work is a crafted response to his wonderings through various spaces. The colours and textures of urban and natural environments inform his spontaneous practice in the studio where every material he uses – acrylics, pastels, ink, pencils and spray paint - is chosen for the particular mark it can contribute to a finished composition. Senyol has been studying art and the mark since his fascination with skateboarding magazines as a teenager in Cape Town. Skateboarding emerged as a gateway to early creative works on the street and remains an important part of Senyol’s experience of urban spaces. He makes regular visits to the public library to source graphics, album covers, magazine layouts and illustrations. Senyol’s unique visual language is founded on the inevitable change and flux in environments. His works are testament to the translation of experiences into form.

AMBER MOIR's unconventional approach to making her watercolour monotypes explores and reconstitutes the limitations of traditional printmaking techniques. Moir’s large works are the result of the intensely physical and unpredictable process of printing with a manual pitch roller. She says of her method: “The challenges within my process create space for the works to acquire greater meaning and be more successful than if it were predictable and easily controlled”. Original paintings are impressed onto calico, creating a confluence of painting and print. Gashes, strips of folded fabric and uneven printed surfaces serve as visual cues of the presence of Moir’s body in her process. Moir graduated from Stellenbosch University with a degree in Fine Arts in 2014. She has worked from Cape Town, South Africa since returning in 2017 from two years of living and teaching on Kyushu Island, Japan.

Beets’ background in 3D rendering, Sims’ formal training as an illustrator and Senyol’s formative years as street artist have come to influence their personal visual language, ensuring an interesting conversation between their diverse works within the walls of the Salon Ninety One booth and the greater context of the fair itself. Their work has shown significant growth, with the artists takings risks, in refining their techniques and pushing the boundaries of their chosen medium. Paul Senyol was the first artist to ever exhibit with the gallery, Kirsten Beets and Kirsten Sims have been showing with Salon Ninety one for eight and seven years, respectively. Amber Moir recently held her first solo exhibition with our gallery and is known for her monotypes on paper and fabric, printed by way of a highly energised and physical process utilising a pitch-roller in order to create these unique works.

We look forward to sharing our Artists latest works with new collectors from Australia and Asia.

Should you wish to receive a catalogue please contact enquiries@salon91.co.za

If you are visiting the fair and need to reach us telephonically we are available on Whatsapp only +27 82 679 3906

Please note that this collection is available exclusively from the Sydney Contemporary Art fair, Australia.

ARTWORKS | NEXT PLATFORM AT SCAF 2019

AMBER MOIR

 

ARTWORKS | BOOTH A01 SCAF 2019

KIRSTEN BEETS

 

KIRSTEN SIMS

 

PAUL SENYOL

 

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LINKS RELATED TO THIS EXHIBITION:

Article | The Guardian | "Sydney Contemporary 2019: Australia's largest art fair scales it down"

 


 

AS YOU WERE

17.07 -17.08.2019

A solo exhibition by Kirsten Sims

 

i am of the earth
and to the earth i shall return once more
life and death are old friends
and i am the conversation between them
i am their late-night chatter
their laughter and tears
what is there to be afraid of
if i am the gift they give to each other
this place never belonged to me anyway
i have always been theirs

- rupi kaur
the sun and her flowers

 


 

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REGARDING WINTER

12.06 -13.07.2019

A mid-year group show

We are delighted to be sharing works by our regular Salon Ninety One favourites, extremely talented associated artists, as well as some exciting new signatures. Participating artists include: Alexia Vogel, Amber Moir, Andrew Sutherland, Chloe Townsend, Gabrielle Raaff, Heidi Fourie, Jade Klara, Katrin Coetzer, Katrine Claassens, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Sims, Lara Meintjes, Laurinda Belcher, Linsey Levendall, Mareli Esterhuizen, Michael Amery, Natasha Norman, Nicole Clare Fraser, Paul Marais, Paul Senyol, Rico, Sarah Biggs, and Tara Deacon.

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ALEXIA VOGEL

 

AMBER MOIR

 

ANDREW SUTHERLAND

 

CHLOE TOWNSEND

 

GABRIELLE RAAFF

 

HEIDI FOURIE

 

JADE KLARA

 

KATRIN COETZER

 

KATRINE CLAASSENS

 

KIRSTEN BEETS

 

KIRSTEN SIMS

 

LARA MEINTJES

 

LAURINDA BELCHER

 

LINSEY LEVENDALL

 

MARELI ESTERHUIZEN

 

MICHAEL AMERY

 

NATASHA NORMAN

 

NICOLE FRASER

 

PAUL MARAIS

 

PAUL SENYOL

 

RICO

 

SARAH BIGGS

 

TARA DEACON

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RAVINE

09.05 - 08.06.2019

A exhibition of paintings by Cathy Layzell

CATHY LAYZELL investigates humankind 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 danger. Working in a gestural and abstract style, her vivid atmospheric oil paintings use a number of recurring motifs, taken from nature. They contain a remarkable color sense, where swathes of pigment-loaded brushstrokes are placed over thinner washes of layered color creating an illusion of color and light. She compares her act as an artist to that of a gardener and tries to strike a balance between spontaneity and calculation, wild abandon and thoughtful deliberation. From 2003 to 2007 Layzell was a returning Resident Artist at the Painting School of Montmirail in the South West of France (near Toulouse). She studied at Rhodes University and completed a post-graduate diploma in Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2013.

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THE DISTANCE FROM AFAR

28.04.2019

SALON NINETY ONE in association with Glen Carlou is proud to present The distance from afar.

Venue | Gallery @ Glen Carlou

Exhibiting Artists | Cathy Layzell, Gabrielle Raaff, Heidi Fourie, Kirsten Beets, Mareli Esterhuizen, Natasha Norman, Nicole Fraser, Paul Senyol and Zarah Cassim.

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DRIFTER

03.04 - 04.05.2019

Solo exhibition by Andrew Sutherland

"Drifter is about a character that doesn’t settle, he wanders, and that wandering is within painted spaces of pure imagination. The idea of pristine, untouched natural spaces remains a pertinent part of Sutherland’s imagination in this fifth solo exhibition with Salon91. In his paintings, that idea of pure landscape is able to exist, allowing an experience of self, removed from social or cultural trappings and attachments. The artist’s own feelings of awe within natural environments are pertinently expressed through his signature single figure dwarfed in the landscape.

Sutherland’s character moves without anchor through various spaces. These are geographically diverse and include forest, beach, lake and mountain. Sometimes he comes across the residue of habitation: a shelter or a dwelling, but for the most part the series imagines the uninhabited in a state of dreamy and perfect calm. Within popular imagination the drifter is a person without permanent place. Like the troubadour or travelling poet of medieval times, the contemporary drifter is a traveller without a determined destination. The quest for experiences, new sights and adventure fuels an existence without attachment or permanent temporal impact. It is an idealized state appropriated by many social philosophers and storytellers like Herman Hesse to comment on the accepted conventions of contemporary society. The viewer, like the drifter, is invited to move smoothly through temporal experiences of place that enable them to approach the spiritual.

Drifter will feature Sutherland’s new oil paintings and monotype prints. This shift in medium is an exciting new territory for Sutherland, enabling him to forge a new relationship with the painted surface in his particular fascination with the encounter with landscape."

For any enquiries, please contact the gallery on 021-424-6930 and enquiries@salon91.co.za

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IN PRAISE OF SHADOWS

27.02 - 30.03.2019

A solo exhibition by Amber Moir

Working exclusively with watercolour monotypes, Moir’s unconventional approach to printmaking explores and reconstitutes the limitations of traditional monotype techniques. Moir’s large works are the result of the intensely physical and unpredictable process of printing with a manual pitch roller. She says of her method: “The challenges within my process create space for the works to acquire greater meaning and be more successful than if it were predictable and easily controlled”. Original paintings are impressed onto calico, creating a confluence of painting and print. Gashes, strips of folded fabric and uneven printed surfaces serve as visual cues of the presence of Moir’s body in her process. These marks, made in collaboration with the medium, echo a sentiment from the show’s eponymous text in which the author Jun’ichirō Tanizaki asserts that “the quality we call beauty must always derive from the realities of life”.

While the title In Praise of Shadows links the show to Tanizaki’s ruminations on materiality, space and architecture, it is also an acknowledgement of anonymous figures that carve out their lives on the periphery. The “woman of old” - depicted in Tanizaki’s text as existing so deep within the shadows of the home that she is “inseparable from darkness”- becomes a particular point of focus, as Moir moves this ambiguous figure to the centre of her work. The show’s titles are drawn from descriptions of this character as well as fictionalised impressions of her. In this way, Moir subverts Tanizaki’s text by reassigning the authorial voice; presenting a body of work made from this fleetingly mentioned figure’s point of view.

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NIGHT AND DAY

23.01 -23.02.2019

A solo exhibition by Sarah Pratt.

Sarah Pratt’s latest solo exhibition continues to explore themes that were introduced in Migration last year. In Night and Day, nocturnal animals hang out with diurnal animals in unlikely friendships. Her titles hint at the possible gossiping that might ensue between the animal characters in Autumnor At Midnight. The series makes a stronger reference to wallpapers of the eighteenth century than her last exhibition, with a striking use of flat colour backgrounds and Art Nouveau-style decorative foliage design.

Pratt’s artistic world relishes the unlikely meeting of birds, mammals and plants separated by habit, biology and habitat. She encourages an imaginative viewing and light-hearted musings on the comical potential of her characters meeting in a two-dimensional space. In a Noah’s ark-like confrontation of personalities, one might be reminded of the meeting of early morning office commuters on the same train as nightclubbers returning home. Habitually worlds apart, such confrontations in a contained space mark a humorous crossover of incongruent realities facilitated by human-made environments.

Sarah Pratt is a Zimbabwean born artist who currently lives between Wales in the United Kingdom and Kamieskroon in South Africa’s Northern Cape. Her works communicate her own personal struggles with space and place, the loss of a beloved pet or humanity’s tenuous link with the natural world.

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LINKS RELATED TO THIS EXHIBIT:

VISI Magazine | "NEW PAINTINGS FROM SARAH PRATT"

Hysteria |  "Sarah Pratt Interview"

 

 

 

INVESTEC CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2019

15.02 -17.02.2019

SALON NINETY ONE | BOOTH B10 | CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE (CTICC)

ARTISTS | Amber Moir. Cathy Layzell. Heidi Fourie. Katrin Coetzer. Kirsten Beets. Kirsten Sims. Linsey Levendall. Maria van Rooyen. Natasha Norman. Paul Senyol. Zarah Cassim.

ARTWORKS:

AMBER MOIR

 

CATHY LAYZELL

 

HEIDI FOURIE

 

KATRIN COETZER

 

KIRSTEN BEETS

 

KIRSTEN SIMS

 

LINSEY LEVENDALL

 

MARIA VAN ROOYEN

 

NATASHA NORMAN

 

PAUL SENYOL

 

ZARAH CASSIM

 

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FOLKLORE

01.12.18 – 16.01.2019

SALON NINETY ONE End-of-year salon-style group show in aid of True North

Accessible, affordable artwork across a broad range of mediums by some of Salon Ninety One’s favourite emerging and established creatives. This year our Gallery and Exhibiting Artists will be donating ten percent of all artwork sales to the True North Organisation. Spoil yourself or a loved one with that special one-of-a-kind artwork and make a difference to the life of someone much younger and less fortunate. True North is a non-profit organisation that is pioneering Early Childhood Development (ECD) initiatives within marginalised communities.The historical lack of adequate provisioning of basic services to poor communities manifests itself within all spheres of society, ultimately resulting in a vast loss of human potential. The long-term ripple effects of inequality includes increased rates of unemployment, disease, substance abuse and the fragmentation of family units, and unfortunately young children are the most at risk. An incredible developmental window of opportunity exists within these early years, and it rapidly diminishes with age. This potential for growth into a “whole” person is not limited to academic development, but encompasses every part of the child’s world. As we celebrate ten wonderful years of Salon Ninety One, we recognise the light, love and hard work that has gone into building the True North organisation since 2007. Join Salon91 and our generous young artists this festive season in our quest to give the Vrygrond community and the youth of our country a brighter future.

For more information about the True North Organisation, please visit their website.
For any enquiries pertaining to the exhibition, please contact the gallery on 021-424-6930 or email enquiries@salon91.co.za

 

ARTWORKS:

 

ADELE VAN HEERDEN

 

AMBER MOIR

 

ANDREW SUTHERLAND

 

BERRY MEYER

 

BLACK KOKI

 

BRUCE MACKAY

 

CATHERINE HOLTZHAUSEN

 

CATHY LAYZELL

 

CHLOE TOWNSEND

 

CORA WASSERMANN