Sitaara Stodel

Sitaara Stodel

Sitaara Stodel (b.1991) is a Cape Town-based contemporary artist working across mediums of photography, collage, video, and printmaking. For the artist, moving house was a constant event throughout her life. Stodel recalls moving house forty times in her lifetime. During childhood, the artist, her sister, and mother moved into properties which they could not afford; which resulted in regular evictions. Since Stodel moved out of her familial home, the habit of constantly changing address has continued into her adult life. This unusual state of being finds expression within the artist’s work. Her pieces are created using other people’s family photographs that she collects at antique stores and markets. Through her work, Stodel curates her own memories of childhood and beyond using scenes of interiors and exteriors of houses, pets, prized home possessions, and landscapes. In the artist’s collages she is constantly tearing, cutting and putting back together these domestic scenes in an attempt to remake these memories. Stodel puts these artefacts back together using gold thread to represent the preciousness of memory. The artist also captures her own ideals of home into these scenes too: fresh flowers, framed artworks, houses with sea views and shiny cars.

Following her 2014 graduation from Michaelis School of Fine Art (University of Cape Town), Stodel was awarded the prestigious Tierney Fellowship, granting her the opportunity for further her practice and mentorship. In the years that followed, Stodel has taken part in number of shows across Cape Town, including at the Zeitz MOCAA, SMAC Gallery, Smith Gallery, Gallery MOMO, and Everard Read and has been involved in education on an ongoing basis. Currently working in the Michaelis photographic department as the technical officer of photography, Stodel is highly accomplished across multiple analogue photographic methods, and this experience has been key in shaping her various approaches to image-making.


 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition | Date and Title to be announced soon


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2021 - Open House, solo exhibition, Everard Read Circa, Cape Town. 2020 - The Spectacle, group exhibition, The Fourth, Cape Town; Kernel, Group show put together by artists, Cape Town; Apartment Vol.2, group show, The Fourth, Cape Town; Nostalgia, Daor Contemporary, group show, Cape Town; Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Smith, Cape Town. 2019 - Unsettled, Solo presentation at Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Smith, Cape Town; Two Trees, A Collaborative exhibition with Rosie Mudge, Smith, Cape Town; Rocks, group exhibition, Gallery Gallery, Johannesburg; Rendezvous II, group exhibition, Smith, Cape Town; Voices and Choices, group exhibition, Women’s Jail Constitution Hill, Johannesburg; To Thine Own Self Be True, group exhibition, Kelvin Corner, Cape Town; Borderlines, group exhibition, The Third Dot, Mauritius; Outside, group exhibition, RK Contemporary, Cape Town; #FREESPACE, group exhibition, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town; The Main Complaint, group exhibition, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town; FNB Joburg Art Fair, Smith, JHB; Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Smith, Cape Town. 2018 - No Ordinary Woman, group exhibition, PH Center, Cape Town; Close Encounters, group exhibition, SMITH, Cape Town; Shady Tactics, group exhibition, SMAC, Cape Town. 2017 - [in] appropriate, group exhibition, PH Centre, Cape Town; Marked – A Photographic Print Group Show, group exhibition, Eclectica Print Gallery, Cape Town; Displacement – A group show with other Tierney Fellowship, 99 Loop, Cape Town; Art Meets Camera: Closer than ever, group exhibition, MOMO, Cape Town. 2016 - Emerging Artists, group exhibition, Art in the Yard, Cape Town; Bad Habitus, group exhibition, JNR Muller’s Gallery, Cape Town; 2015 - Proposal, group exhibition, 6 Spin Street Gallery presented by JNR, Cape Town; Return to Sender, group exhibition, Centre for African Studies Gallery, Cape Town; Greatest Hits, group exhibition; Awarded the Tierney Fellowship Award. 2014 - The Domestic Odyssey, group exhibition, AVA, Cape Town; Awarded the Cecil Skotnes Scholarship award from the Michaelis School of Fine Art; Awarded Scholarship from the Centre for Curating the Archive for materials. 2013 - Sasol New Signatures Art Competition Top 100, group exhibition, Pretoria Arts Museum, Pretoria; Deans Merit list at the University of Cape Town; Chosen to participate in the Sasaol New Signatures Competition.


 

Emma Nourse

Emma Nourse

Emma Nourse is an expressive and tactile painter who is inspired by still life tableaux and floral arrangements. Nourse uses colour, brushstrokes, and gesture to give expression to complex human emotions. Her paintings seek to explore how feelings can be conveyed through commonplace subject matter which has been abstracted and heightened. There is a strong sense of longing and nostalgia, as well hope and joy, which can be seen throughout her work. Nourse is also inspired by the evocative contrast between expressing enduring emotions such as love and connection through the subject matter of fragile blooms slowly falling into decay.

Emma Nourse graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2011. She has participated in a number of shows with Salon Ninety One, as well as having two solo shows at other galleries. Her works can be found in private collections around the world.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

To be confirmed.


 

Lené Ehlers

Lené Ehlers

Lené Ehlers is an artist, illustrator, and florist living in Cape Town, South Africa. Ehlers studied a BA in Graphic Design at the Pearson Institute and subsequently completed an Honours degree in Illustrations at the University of Stellenbosch after discovering an interest and passion for the discipline.

Upon graduation, the artist started working as a florist. Her work with exotic botanicals began to inform her illustration practice and the artist began to develop a rich symbolism within her works by using botanical themes to give voice to internal landscapes. Concepts of journey, self-discovery, and narrative are often explored in her pieces. The emotional value of colours and the careful combinations of hues and tones serve as a start point for many pieces. Ehlers’ works - executed in collage, ink, gouache, and water-based pigments on paper - strike a balance between spontaneous mark-making, chance, and considered details.

Ehlers’ work has been exhibited at the prestigious Bologna Children’s Book Fair in 2017 and at Salon Ninety One for “A Hazy Shade of Winter” in 2020. She has also been accepted to participate in a residency programme in Champagne, France.

Lené is represented by Salon91 in Cape Town and Otomys in Australia and United Kingdom.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2021 - When it’s hot out & you wanna have a good time, group exhibition, Salon 91. 2020 - A Hazy Shade of Winter, group exhibition, Salon 91. 2017- Illustrators exhibition, Bologna Children’s Bookfair, Italy; Up Your Sleeve, group exhibition, MOK Gallery, Stellenbosch.


 

Nicole Fraser

Nicole Fraser

NICOLE CLARE FRASER studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, the University of Cape Town. She graduated in 2012 with a BA in Fine Art. Nicole’s first introduction to the darkroom was during her 11th year at high school. It was here that her intrigue and sensitivity toward the medium developed. Since school she continued with darkroom work at University and thereafter has completed Darkroom Photography and Hand Printing Workshops with the highly regarded and Master Black and White printer, Dennis Da Silva. In 2018 Nicole had her first solo exhibition, a quiet place, at the ORMS Cape Town School of Photography where she lecturers in Darkroom and Analogue Photography. Currently, Nicole works as an educator in wet darkroom techniques and printing at FET and tertiary institutions in Cape Town. Her personal practice explores capturing spaces and places absent of people but clearly suggestive of the human presence.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2020 – A Hazy Shade of Winter, Salon91, Cape Town; untitled (façade), 99Loop Gallery, Cape Town; Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2019 - Wildflowers, end-of-year group salon in aid of Ilitha Labantu, Salon91; Edition S Photogravure print collaboration, Warren Editions; Regarding Winter, group exhibition, Salon91; The Distance from Afar, group exhibition, Glen Carlou gallery, Paarl; About Photography, Summer Salon, PhCentre, Cape Town. 2018 - Folklore, end-of-year group show, Salon91; nano 1.2, a group exhibition at Barnard Gallery; Throwing Shapes, a group show of contemporary photography, Smith Studio; a quiet place | a collection of hand-printed silver gelatin prints, solo exhibition, ORMS Cape Town School of Photography; Shortlist for the Hariban Award, International Collotype Competition, Kyoto, Japan. 2017 - By Way of Hand, ORMS Cape Town School of Photography. 2013 - Works of Art: New Engineering Building, University of Cape Town, Permanent Collection; Top 100 Finalists, Absa L’Atelier Exhibition, Cape Town and Johannesburg; Greatest Hits 2012: If the halls could talk, Graduate Student group exhibition at the AVA Gallery.


 

Jean De Wet

Jean De Wet

JEAN DE WET is an illustrator who works in a range of mediums. His graphic style is characterised by an intricate, labyrinthine line work. Whilst contemporary in execution and form, this type of line is also nostalgic in its references to older relief print methods and image creation before the digital age. This formal aspect of his work extends into his subjects that embody the dualities of psychic and physical spaces, humour and tragedy, or the bittersweet.

De Wet’s illustration style was schooled by the graphics of the punk scene that he embedded himself in whilst playing in garage bands during high school. Punk’s DIY ethos continues to inspire his attitude towards productivity and creativity, giving him a fearless drive to explore mediums and formats interchangeably. He always has a number of projects in production ranging from music to painting to undefined contraptions. He observes that, “There is something beautiful about discovering something new, testing it out and finally integrating the results into the larger context of your work.” His various influences include Hieronymus Bosch, Japanese printmaking and David Shrigley.

During October and November 2019, de Wet embarked on a collection of paintings from images captured photographically but processed through a series of self-created production limitations. The resultant form of what he calls ‘graphic-impressionism’ has greatly informed his art production to date. The natural world’s impulse to mutate and evolve finds expression in this formalist framework that continually develops through his experiences.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2019 – Wildflowers, end-of-year group salon in aid of Ilitha Labantu, Salon91; Night and Day (solo), Ogun, Cape Town; Turbine Art Fair, No End Contemporary Booth, Johannesburg. 2018 – Done to Death, Alliance Francaise, Cape Town; Turbine Art Fair, No End Contemporary Booth, Johannesburg. 2017 - Secret Messages (solo), No End Contemporary, Johannesburg. 2016 – Mutiny, CTCA Gallery, Cape Town; Oracle, Salon91. 2015 - Sentient Salad (solo), The Eye, Cape Town; Stellar at Salon91. 2014 - Short Run Comics Festival, Seattle, USA; Endgame, Gallery 33, New Zealand. 2013 - Cape Town Art Fair, Salon 91 Booth; Love and Hate, Kalashnikov Gallery, Johannesburg; Expose, Warren Editions Gallery, Cape Town. 2012 - Radar, Salon91; Cartoon Network 20th Anniversary, Jett Gallery, USA; Topic of Soda (solo), A Word of Art, Cape Town. 2011 - Winter Wonderland, Salon91; Picturebook Launch, Warren Editions, Cape Town.


 

Tendai Mupita

Tendai Mupita

Tendai Mupita works in a visual language that contemplates meditative states. His practice combines drawing, painting and printing on paper. Mupita grounds his conceptions in the traditional spiritual practices of African societies, particularly his native Shona culture. His research into the underlying basis of fractals, particular to African cultural practices from basketweaving to architecture, has inspired compositions in which similar patterns recur at progressively smaller scales.

Mupita’s art practice draws on the mystical and spiritual orgins of patterns as the source of traditional knowledge systems. Symmetry is a common trait in many traditional cultures but fractal design and systems are unique to African design traditions. Fractals, found in natural formations like the snowflake, are also a mathematical characteristic of contemporary technology. Mupita’s use of fractals aims to reflect the ways mathematics and culture connect past rituals with new cultural algorithms.

Mupita often draws inspiration from what he terms ‘sitting still and having conversation prayer’ in traditional architectural spaces and in sacred spaces in nature. His use of colour is one that disrupts a complacency of cultured vision. There is a loss of locality in accordance with the meditative or trance state in which alternative realities can be accessed. The human body becomes enmeshed with animalistic spiritual consciousness resulting in forms that are seductively complex in both origin and execution.

Tendai Mupita insists that he didn’t chose art, art chose him. He began his studies following a bachelor of science degree at Chinhoyi University of Technology in Zimbabwe and graduated with a Fine Art degree in 2015. Mupita’s subsequent print-making experiences during an internship at David Krut Projects (2013) and as print assistant to artists at Artist Proof Studio (2013) have honed his skills in etching, monotype, linocut and colliography. He has participated in residencies at the Bag Factory, Johannesburg (2017) and Greatmore Studios, Cape Town (2017) as well as the Skowhegan School of Painting and sculpture, Maine, USA (2019).


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2018 – ‘Collectors group show David Altman’ LA, USA; ‘Lines and form 2,’ Gallery Delta, Zimbabwe; ‘Paper tiger’ First Floor gallery, Harare; ‘Harare contemporary’ Circle art agency, Nairobi; ‘Turbine artfair’ Johannesburg. 2017 - ‘Fractalities’ (solo) First Floor gallery, Harare; ‘Solstice’ ODA gallery, Franschoek; ‘Featuring artist’ David Krut gallery, Johannesburg,‘Turbine artfair’ Johannesburg. 2016 - ‘Surface Drawing’ Unhu Village, Harare; ‘Shift” Assemblage Gallery and Studios, Johannesburg. 2015 - ‘Young artist’ Gallery Delta, Harare; ‘Lines and Form’ Gallery Delta, Harare; ‘HIFA’ First Floor Gallery, Harare. 2014 -‘Unspoken language’ (solo) First floor Gallery, Harare; ‘Young artist’ Gallery Delta, Harare; ‘Annual Exhibition’ National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare.


 

Lara Meintjes

Lara Meintjes

Lara Meintjes is a painter compelled to transform everyday subjects into painterly conversations in a vibrant, exuberant and joyful manner. Her floral works play with perspective in the spirit of the Fauvist painters; manipulating space through the use of elongated or flattened forms. Colour is used to define space and to communicate ideas in a distinctly maximalist fashion, where meaning resides in the instability of forms and the artistic process of creation itself.

Meintjes is a self-taught painter born in South Africa who currently lives in California where she is studying environmental anthropology with a focus on the ways in which culture, history and colonialism affect human engagement with place. Relationships, interactions, conversations, agreements and contracts are implied in her works through a focus on the objects people create. She considers these objects as avatars, using them to examine the relationship between humans and the natural world. Classical Greek urns, proteas, floral patterns and tigers frequently appear in her images. She favours the vibrancy and velvety quality of gouche paints, crayons, oil sticks and markers to execute her ideas.

Meintjes describes herself as someone compelled to paint. Her work has been shown in museums, homes, coffee shops and galleries all over the world.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Wide Eyes Open Palms (WEOP) (solo), Long Beach, CA, USA. 2017 – Viento y Agua, (solo) Long Beach, CA, USA; From Within, Art eXchange, Long Beach, CA, USA. 2016 – Lucky You, MoLAA (The Museum of Latin American Art), Long Beach, CA, USA. 2015 - Viento y Agua, Long Beach, CA, USA; Wolves, Johannesburg, South Africa; (Works inspired by Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) with Fremont Drama Club (solo), Woodrow Wilson High School, Long Beach, CA, USA. 2014 - Relative Aperture, Greenly Art Space, Signal Hill, CA, USA; The Enormous Tiny Art Show, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH; Band of Outsiders, Balconi, Los Angeles, CA, USA; FridaMania, MoLAA, Long Beach, CA, USA; From Her, Pico House Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2013 - Viento Y Agua, Long Beach, CA, USA; Gatov Gallery, Long Beach, CA, USA; The Illustrated World, Mixt Media Arts, Long Beach, CA. 2012 - From a Lump of Clay, ArtX, Long Beach, CA; The Enormous Tiny Art Show, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH; ArtX, Portraiture, Long Beach, CA.


 

Laurinda Belcher

Laurinda Belcher

Laurinda Belcher is a painter inspired by the playful nature of her inner child. She describes her works as little stories with hidden elements that emerge from her intuitive process of art making. Her imagination is fuelled by changing the perspective of domestic objects: the patterns found on curtains, duvet covers, or the play of light and shadow from the morning sun. Within the seemingly mundane Belcher describes a private world in acrylic paint and mixed media on canvas.

Belcher worked as a preschool teacher in Hanoi. Since returning to South Africa she has fostered her interest in psychology and the way that childhood trauma shapes an adult understanding of the world. This interest has imbued her work with both a whimsical and dark nature. Where words fail, her painting practice aims to liberate those, often conflicting, innermost thoughts and feelings. Shapes, colours and line emerge like archaeological findings in her picture plane. Her avid interest in folklore and superstitions shapes the narrative nature of her works so as to tap into the covert human psyche.

Belcher is currently based in Paarl. She was the October 2018 featured artist on Unsung online magazine and has collaborated with the Cape Orchid Society and Government Educational programme, The Ladybird Project. She has exhibited locally in various galleries.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2021 - Regarding Winter, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town. 2020 - A Hazy Shade of Winter, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town. 2019Vers en Vlam Suidoosterfees, Artscape Centre, Cape Town; Muurblom/Wallflower, Woordfees, Stellenbosch. 2018The Return of Persephone Part III, Imibala Gallery, Cape Town; Stargarden, Platform 13 Gallery, Fishhoek; Summer Group Show, The Boutique Gallery, Franschoek. 2017- Noir, Daniel Kok Gallery, Hermanus; Group Exhibition, SIA Gallery, Woodstock Foundry; Summer Group Exhibition, The Boutique Gallery, Franschoek and Camps Bay; Dis die Blou, Daniel Kok Gallery, Hermanus. 2013 - 2nd Open Group Exhibition, Workroom Four, Hanoi, Vietnam.


 

Sarah Pratt

Sarah Pratt

Sarah Pratt is a highly skilled printmaker and painter specialising in copperplate etching, linocut, collograph, and monoprint as well as gouache paintings rendered in fine detail.

She begins her work with a subject or animal that interests her and then imagines what unexpected relationship to build with another. The results are mapped in the final artwork where pen, paint, print, or ink materialise her subjects. Her current interest is in drawing and painting with gouache, pen and ink; but it is the process of layering (so fundamental to printmaking) that continues to influence her aesthetic. Pratt relishes the juxtaposition of unusual or discordant subjects and the absurdity and humour of dreams. Witty and endearing, Pratt’s works also communicate her own personal struggles with space and place, the loss of a beloved pet, or humanity’s tenuous link with the natural world.

Born in Zimbabwe in 1972, Pratt spent ten years teaching printmaking part-time at UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art where she completed her MFA. The artist currently spends her time between Wales and South Africa. She often works on projects that take her to places renowned for their natural beauty and wildlife - such as Zimbabwe, Rwanda, and Tanzania - where the landscape, flora, and fauna are so inspiring that it is unsurprising that they find their way into Pratt's exhibitions. She is an extremely prolific artist, constantly creating, and actively participating in exhibitions.


 

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition | Only If You Look Closely | 24 Feb.'21 - 27 March '21


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2018 – ‘Migration’ solo exhibition at Salon91; ‘Turbine Art Fair’, Johannesburg, Salon91 Booth. 2017 – ‘The Dark Forest’ at Rust en Vrede Gallery; ‘Oracle’ at Salon91. 2016 – ‘The Fox, The Owl and the Robber’, solo exhibition at Salon91; ‘The Grand III’ at Rust en Vrede Gallery. 2015 – ‘Dog Days’, solo exhibition at Salon91; ‘Narratives’ at Rust en Vrede Gallery. 2014 – ‘Away', solo exhibition at Salon91. 2013 – ‘I’d Rather be Swimming’, Salon91; Lytton Street studio Exhibition, Cape Town; ‘Shoes from Chinese Ships’ at Salon91.


 

Matthew Prins

Matthew Prins

Matthew Prins currently works as a Graphic Designer in Cape Town. His recent turn to art production is marked by a meticulous, introspective meditation of his domestic spaces. In the vein of British artist, David Hockney’s graphic approach to the picture plane, Prins’ striking images of house plants offer fresh persepective on a familiar subject.

Prins is inspired by textile designs, particularly those of Austrian architect, Josef Frank. His works reflect a sophisticated understanding of shape, colour and composition such that their simplicity belies a skillful draftsmanship and acute design aesthetic. He works primarily with acrylic paint on board in a graphic application of paint, tempered by hand-drawn marks in oil pastel.

Matthew Prins is from Pietermaritzburg and studied a BA in Visual Communication Design at Stellenbosch University. He first exhibited work at Salon Ninety One’s December show ‘Trees Make Forests’ in 2017. He currently lives and works in Cape Town.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2020 - A Hazy Shade of Winter, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; Turbine Art Fair, Salon91, online. 2018 - Turbine Art Fair, Salon91, Cape Town; Folklore, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town. 2017 - Trees make forests, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town.

Mareli Esterhuizen

 

 

Mareli Esterhuizen

Mareli Esterhuizen is a photographer inspired by the narrative potential of form, colour and texture. Her recent works exploit the tension created by juxtaposing objects from unusual contexts within scenes dominated by vibrant colour accents. Her working process is very intuitive. Ideas may be sketched before shooting begins but the final product is informed by a spontaneous, truthful and sensitive approach to subject.

Esterhuizen’s inspirations and formats often change but her clean, contemporary aesthetic remains a trademark of her work. She cites Nick Knight, Robert Frank and Christian Boltanski among her influences. She likes to respond to the unexpected moments in her creative process when creating new contexts for seemingly arbitrary objects or exploiting the awkwardness of the relationships that emerge in her theatrical photographic stage. Clear references to fashion photography are subverted in her compositions that through a harmony of form function as playful meditations on the visual relationships in everyday life.

Mareli Esterhuizen works in Cape Town at Salon91 as a co-curator and runs a small photographic school after hours called School of Light. She studied photography at NMMU in Port Elizabeth and held her debut exhibition at Dirt Contemporary as part of a residency programme. She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions both locally and abroad.


 

 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2020 - A Hazy Shade of Winter, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town. 2019 - Glen Carlou, group exhibition, Cape Town; Anon Pop-up Gallery, group exhibition, Cape Town; No-End Contemporary, group exhibition, Johannesburg; Regarding Winter, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; Folklore, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town. 2018 - Trees Make Forests, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; Turbine Artfair, Johannesburg. 2017 - Senyol Studios, group exhibition, Cape Town; ‘Trees Make Forests’ at Salon91; AVA Gallery, Cape Town. 2016 – Field Office, Cape Town. 2015 – Digital Display at the Louvre Gallery, Paris; ‘That Art Fair’ in Cape Town. 2011 – Salon91; Haas Collective, Cape Town. 2010 – ‘Paper Girl’ Woodstock Industrial Centre, Cape Town and Berlin; Irma Stern Gallery, Cape Town. 2009 – Labia Celebration Exchange, Cape Town. 2008 – Montage Gallery, Port Elizabeth. 2006 – ‘Kinderkunst’ at Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town. 2005 – ‘Debut Show’ at Dirt Contemporary, Cape Town; Boekehuis, Johannesburg; AVA Gallery, Port Elizabeth; Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria; Greatmore Studios, Cape Town. 2004 – NYF Constantia, Cape Town. 2003 – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth; EPSAC Gallery, Port Elizabeth. 2002 – Infinite Exhibition, Grahamstown.


 

Jessica Bosworth Smith

Jessica Bosworth Smith

Jessica Bosworth Smith is an artist who is interested in exploring the narrative potential of contemporary painting. Each piece contains exciting and unexpected elements which demands a closer look to appreciate the details; creating unusual and layered dialogues between the artist’s imagination and viewer’s. Bosworth Smith’s scenes, often depicting sumptuous interiors, eclectic exteriors, objects of interest, sprawling jungles, and cats at leisure, are an exploration of her interest in space; both familiar and fantastical.

Working primarily in gouache and using thorough visual research, the artist uses her artwork to both re-experience places she has travelled to and to weave together extravagant scenes which are neither feasible or, seemingly, practical. The artist loves to create seemingly familiar scenes through a maximalist lens, using a riot of pattern, texture, and detail. Bosworth Smith’s love of cats and the strange cultural significance of the trope of the “cat lady” has demarcated her paintings as zones of play where she explores themes of being alone without being lonely, covetousness without jealousy, and passionate collecting of things without obsession.

Jessica Bosworth Smith received her BFA from Rhodes University and her Honours in Visual Studies (Illustration) from Stellenbosch University (Cum Laude) as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education. She was named one of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives of 2017, was part of the Top 100 in the ABSA l’Atelier in 2017 and 2018, participated in the Comic Blast residency at the Arteles Creative Center in Finland in 2018, and has published two books through Imagnary House.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2021 - When it's hot out and you wanna have a good time, group show, Salon91, Cape Town. 2020 - A Hazy Shade of Winter, group show, Salon91, Cape Town. 2019 - Wildflowers, group show, Cape Town. 2018 - Folklore, group show, Salon91, Cape Town; ABSA l'Atelier 2018, group show, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg; Midnight, group show, Salon91 for Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg; What It Is, group show, Absolut Gallery, Stellenbosch. 2017 - Nature's Lessons, group show, Ahem Art Collective, Cape Town; A Place Between, group show, The Drawing Room, Cape Town; The Secret Life Of, group show, Cape Town; Contemporary Botanical Art exhibition, group show, Kirstenbosch, Cape Town. Those Who Eat the Tail, ABSA l’Atelier Top 100 exhibtion; selected as one of Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives.


 

Jenna Barbe

Jenna Barbe

Jenna Barbe is an artist who transforms her materials into a metaphorical framework for the body. Her sculptural forms reveal or uncover a notion of the inner body as one governed by emotional states and characterised by vulnerability. Barbe’s relationship with the ocean provides the main inspiration for her transformation of surfing equipment into an exposition of self-inquiry, identity and the human condition. Her works reflect the conflicts, coping mechanisms, protective barriers and fake coverings that humans construct in order to cope with society.

In her surfboard series, Barbe carves an intricate network of coral and seashells into reject surfboard blanks. The surf industry discards many polyurethane foam boards, these Barbe repurposes in the production of her works. By carving the surfboard, she renders the object too vulnerable for its traditional use in the ocean. In its new fragility, the board is transformed from a functional to a metaphorical object.

Barbe’s transformation of materials is an activity that seeks to bring hidden forms of suffering and distress into consciousness. She addresses the conflict that occurs between an inner emotional state and a projected external physical image in her artistic act of revealing an imagined beauty beneath the perceived skin of an object. Her works reflect her own healing process and seek to restore dignity to suffering.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2020 - Private Commission for Table View Cabanas, Cape Town. 2019 - Water Wars Exhibition at Art@Africa Gallery, Cape Town; Private Commission for Salon 91 Gallery. 2018 - Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg; Private Commission for Salon 91 Gallery, Cape Town. 2017 - Wavescape Artboard Charity Auction, Jack Black Brewing Co. Cape Town; Adult Education Programme Art Exhibition at Peter Clarke Art Centre, Cape Town; Private Commission for The Beekman’s in Kwa-Zulu Natal; Commission for Responsible Research at Old Castle Breweries in Cape Town; Private Commission for Edwin Stokes, Australia. 2016 - Wavescape Artboard Charity Auction, Tiger's Milk, Cape Town. 2014 – ‘Out of the Blue,’ Ceramic Exhibition at Rust-en-Vrede and Mervyn Gers Studio, Cape Town; ‘In Minima Forma,’ Pop-Up Exhibition at Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town.


 

Jeanne Hoffman

Jeanne Hoffman (b. 1978)

Working across diverse mediums and far-flung geographies, artist Jeanne Hoffman revels in the spaces between things. Paintings, drawings and ceramic objects function as dwelling points – “temporary shelters for thoughts” – as she explores the emotional and socio-cultural dimensions of place. Hoffman states: “There is a direct correlation between travelling across a landscape and the path of a graphic mark that transforms a blank page into an imaginary space.” “Drawing” translates then not only to three-dimensional artistic mediums and physical space, but also to a larger “stage”: Referential forms are assembled in relation with one another, creating movement, dialogue and meaning on the fringes of delineation.

Hoffman has held numerous solo and group exhibitions, both locally and abroad, and has participated in residencies in Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland and South Africa.


 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition | Dream Window | 31 March '21 - 01 May '21


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2021 – 'Dream window', solo exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town. 2020 – 'To make a landscape fit in doors', solo exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town; Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Salon Ninety One, 'A hazy shade of winter', group exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town. 2019 – Wildflowers, group exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town; Entropy, group exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town; 'Strange stuttering shapes' curated by Liza Grobler for Woordfees, Stellenbosch. 2018 – ‘Drift’, solo exhibition, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town; Investec Cape Town Art Fair with 99 Loop Gallery; "Back to the future III" SMAC gallery, Cape Town. 2017 – ‘Field’ at Salon91 Gallery, Cape Town, ‘Mixed Metaphors’ (solo), 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town; ‘You Leave Me With This,’ No End, Johannesburg; ‘Out of nowhere’ and ‘Folly’ at SMITH, Cape Town. 2016 – ‘Clay/Ground,’ Cavalli Estate, Stellenbosch; ‘From Whence They Came,’ SMITH and Kalashnikov, Cape Town. 2015 – ‘Thinking Ultramarine,’ UCT Centre for Curating the Archive; ‘Décor-Z’ Spier Wine Estate, Yellowwoods Art.  2013 – ‘Les oeuvres du Frans Masereel centrum’ at 9thInternational Biennial Liege, Belgium. 2009 – ‘Constallations,’ Stichtung WEP, Groningen, The Netherlands. 2008 – ‘Strange things travel with you’ (solo) Whatiftheworld, ‘Collage City/Kollaasikaupunki,’ Vuojoki, Finland. 2007 – ‘Room-travel,’ Whatiftheworld, Cape Town; ‘Common Ground,’ Lönnstrom Art Museum, Finland; ‘Paper and me,’ AVA, Cape Town. 2006 – ‘Long words on a hot afternoon’(solo) at blank projects, ‘Choice Assorted’ and ‘Illustration Nation’ with Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town. 2004 – Battersea Art Fair, London.


 

Chloe Townsend

Chloe Townsend

Chloe Townsend is an artist perhaps better known for her slow fashion leather accessories under the label Missibaba. Her shift in materials and new approach to art making flows from the same creative source as her leather-crafted goods. Her deep fascination with the natural world was instilled in her childhood growing up at the foot of a mountain. The space and exploration she experienced then, continues to inspire the content, designs, colour and rhythm of her creative output today. Townsend is fascinated by the multifaceted nature of ecosystems. Mosses, miniplants, insects and the bigger beasts and trees, all co-existing in a layering of worlds miraculously in balance with one another. Her recent works function as portals to an imaginary evocation of this complex natural beauty. The Artist mainly works with paper and leather mediums. For her paper-based pieces, she works in vibrant colour layers of gouache on a translucent acrylic base and includes collaged, painted elements to evoke a three-dimensional quality. Detail is added in pencil crayon and gold leaf. These mediums enable her to evolve works organically and spontaneously as they are fast drying and conducive to painting light over dark. Townsend's leather pieces are bold and striking. Many of the works are interactive with a strong sense of playfulness. The works are often displayed as wallhangings but she also creates pieces which are sewn and mounted on canvas. Ultimately, Townsend relishes the ideal of beauty in her works and sees them as oases of dreaming and peace amidst the wilder energies of the modern world.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

To be confirmed


 

Adele van Heerden

Adele van Heerden

Adele van Heerden pays close attention to complexity. As an artist and curator living in a world where the binary has been replaced by the spectrum, Van Heerden revels in the beauties of the multifarious, creating intricate pieces in ink and gouache on paper which juxtapose the natural world with human history. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, she produces finely detailed, often layered work as a personal response to the particular social, historical and political conditions she finds herself in.

Her subject matter is an exploration of the present and a confrontation with the weight of the past, combining the botanical, urban, historical and natural in a way which engages with scale to question relevance. Monuments disappear among a profusion of petals drawn on translucent paper. Soldiers and their horses become tiny toys. Leaves become architectural. Buildings and memorials disintegrate and the ephemeral becomes significant. Her use of drafting papers and acetate or polyester films, with a single artwork containing images on different sheets layered over each other, adds depth to her works, both playing with perspective and adding a sense of ghostly presence.

Having studied curatorship at a graduate level allows Van Heerden to bring ideas from both of her undergraduate fields of study – fine arts and history/politics – together in her fine arts practice. After graduating with a degree in Fine Arts from the Ruth Prowse School of Art in 2010, Van Heerden continued her studies at the University of South Africa, obtaining a BA in History and Politics. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Cape Town with an Honours Degree in Curatorship.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2021 - Inside/Outside. Solo exhibition, 131 A Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa. 2020 - Home Is Where The Art Is. Group exhibition, ZEITZ MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa; Vanishing Act. Group exhibition, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn, South Africa; Spaceship Home. Group exhibition, 131 A Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; A Hazy Shade of Winter. Group exhibition, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa; Hold Fast: A Digital Exhibition of Lockdown Paintings. Solo exhibition hosted on artist website; Ille Digital #7. Group exhibition, Akademie Galerie, Munich, Germany; Phantasmagoria. Group exhibition, Lizamore & Associates, Johannesburg, South Africa. 2019 - Unresolved Category. Group exhibition, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town, South Africa; Wildflowers. Group exhibition, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa; Hyper Attribute. Red Room Gallery at Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa; Encite. Group exhibition, Deepest Darkest Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; Secret Garden. Group exhibition, Art on Avenues, Somerset West, South Africa; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Print portfolio, Woordfees, Stellenbosch, South Africa; Countershadows. Group exhibition, Art On Avenues, Somerset West, South Africa; Botanica II. Group exhibition, Art.b Gallery, Bellville, South Africa; Winter Salon. Group exhibition, Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa; Jan Cilliers. Group exhibition, curated by Lizamore & Associates, Johannesburg, South Africa. 2018 – ‘In Memoriam’ (solo) at AVA Galleries, Cape Town. 2017 – ‘Dialogues’ at State of the Art, Cape Town; ‘Ars Gratia Artis’ and ‘Angel Exhibition’ at The Gallery at Grand Provence, Franschoek; ‘Winter Exhibition’ at DF Contemporary, Cape Town; ‘Monumxnts’ at The Gallery @ Taj, Cape Town. 2016 – ‘Mono/Lino’ at Art B., Belville; 50/50 at DF Contemporary, Cape Town; ‘Vanitas’ and ‘Untitled 3.99’ at 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town. 2015 – ‘Persistence of Memory and Cabinet of Curiosities’ at Untitled Studios, Cape Town; ‘Drawing the Line’ at Art B., Belville; ‘Welcome to my Garden’ at Space Between Gallery, Cape Town. 2014 – ‘Golden Haze’ at Salon91; ‘NSFW’ at Studio 41, Cape Town. 2013 – ‘Anatomy for Life’, group exhibition, Brighton, U.K.


 

Amber Moir

Amber Moir

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.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2020 - Peep- Show, Online2020 - Turbine Art Fair, Online, with Salon 91; A Hazy Shade of Winter, Salon 91, Cape Town; Along the Line, Solo, Salon 91, Cape Town; Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, with Salon 91. 2019 - Wildflowers, Salon 91, Cape Town; Spier Light Art Festival (as part of Auckland Studios), Stellenbosch; NEXT , Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Sydney with Salon 91; Regarding Winter, Salon 91, Cape Town; In Praise of Shadows, Solo, Salon 91, Cape Town; Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town with Salon 91. 2018 - Folklore, an end-of-year group exhibition in aid of True North, Salon91; PROOF, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch; Endless, group show, Salon91. 2017 - SS17, Gallery Momo, Cape Town. Trees Make Forests, Salon 91, Cape Town. 2015 - Turbine Art Fair with Salon 91, Johannesburg. Hinterlands, GUS Gallery, Stellenbosch. Dreams, amongst other things, Salon 91, Cape Town. Greatest Hits of 2014: The Domestic Odyssey, at AVA Gallery, Cape Town.


 

Tara Deacon

Tara Deacon

TARA DEACON is an illustrator inspired by the overlooked moments in daily life and the colour of life under a South African sun. She grew up in Pretoria and studied product design in Johannesburg but currently lives and works in Berlin. Deacon’s work is guided by her love of vibrant colour. She favours gouache as a medium because she can achieve both solid planes of colour and transparency. Her forms are simplified in order to allow the colour planes to read off one another in the manner of Fauvist paintings. She describes her colour choices as giving ‘voice’ to one another. Living in Berlin affords Deacon a nostalgic mix of memory, place and daily life reflections in her works. Their themes are still informed by the country of her birth, her images populated by the fruits, plants, characters and light of her homeland. Deacon currently works on editorial and commercial illustration projects in London, Portugal, South Africa and Germany. Her clients include Random House Verlag, Refinery 29, Hennessy, Canal 180, Urban Books, AWW Yours ,Scoop Mag.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2021 – When it's hot out and you wanna have a good time, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town. 2020 – Things behind the Sun, group exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town; Hometown - Postcard exhibition, group exhibition, Brunch Shop, Johannesburg; Favorite Things, group show, O!Galeria, Porto, Portugal; A Postponed Future, group show, No End Contemporary, Johannesburg. 2019 – My City, group exhibition, O!galeria, Lisbon, Portugal. Wildflowers, end-of-year group salon in aid of Ilitha Labantu, Salon91; Regarding Winter, group exhibition, Salon91. Return, Solo exhibition, O!galeria, Lisbon, Portugal. 2018 – I am Here, Solo exhibition, Do Design, Madrid, Spain; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Close to Home, solo exhibition, Ahem Art Collective, Cape Town; Wallflower, group exhibition, Ground Art Cafe, Cape Town; Folklore, group exhibition, Salon91. 2017 – Oranges & Bananas, risoprint showcase, T12 Atelier, Berlin. 2016 – It’s in my Naive Nature, solo exhibition, Erd und Feuer, Berlin.


 

Sean Gibson

Sean Gibson

Sean Gibson has an innate understanding of form, tone and light. His photography skill was honed on film format black and white cameras and has reached new technical heights since venturing into the digital world. Experimentation, a strong natural talent and persistence for perfection are what define his image creation. Timelessness infuses his images, which are crafted from impossibly long exposure times of tide or light or the more instant composition of natural forms whilst walking outdoors. He uses little post-production, preferring to craft the image onsite. His understanding of tonal range invests his images with a full and complex visual surface. This skill transforms potentially ordinary subjects into extraordinary meditations upon natural forces, the rhythm of the ocean or eternally shifting sky. As a surfer, Gibson’s love of the ocean is matched only by his passionate attention to weather forecast. Thus the shape of cloud, ocean surface or a change in wind direction communicates much more than an obvious aesthetic consideration but is directly linked to an active experience out at sea. As such, these subjects speak to Gibson of a deeper sense of natural beauty. Amongst the knowledge of filters, lenses and aperture lies a deeply intuitive artistic response to the landscape of his home in Cape Town.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

To be confirmed.


 

Zarah Cassim

Zarah Cassim

Zarah Cassim is a painter concerned with notions of perception. She uses the mediums of painting and photography to affect a viewer’s encounter with spatial illusion and reflect the creative filter through which she views the world. Woven into the theme of unveiling the artifice of reality, is a concern with natural forms and spaces. It is in natural forms that she finds the vehicle for a sense of disorientation: the reflection of a chaotic or absurd world, which marks a breaking point for the human condition. Each work is a personal reflection for Cassim: a sensitive, romantic memory. Some of her surfaces revel in the flat beauty of the painted mark, inviting the viewer to be seduced by the texture and material of her tool of illusion. Other works evoke a dream-like, ungraspable landscape that threatens to dissolve at any concrete claim over form. Cassim graduated with an Honours in Fine Art from the University of Cape Town in 2014. She currently lives and works between Paris, Los Angeles, Granada and Cape Town.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2021 - Winner of PicknPay Futurewear Competition, South Africa. 2020 - Cape Town Art Fair, Salon 91, Cape Town; A Hazy Shade of Winter, group exhibition, Salon 91, Cape Town; Otomys Contemporary, group exhibition, Melbourne. 2019 - Cape Town Art Fair, Salon 91, Cape Town; Eastbourne Commission, Otomys Contemporary, Melbourne; Draw Art Fair London, Otomys Contemporary, UK; Mango Farm, Solo Exhibition, Salon 91, Cape Town; Wildflowers, group exhibition, Salon 91, Cape Town. 2018 - AAF, group exhibition, London; AAF, group exhibition, Brussels; AAF, group exhibition, Hong Kong; The Grand V, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Cape Town; Turbine Art Fair, Salon 91, Cape Town;  Cape Town Art Fair, Salon91 Booth; Folklore, group exhibition, Salon 91, Cape Town; The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles; Art Hamptons, Envie D’Art; Otomys’s Gallery, Melbourne. 2017 - Trees Make Forests, end-of-year group exhibition, Salon91; The Guise of Reality, a solo exhibition at Salon91; The Other Art Fair, New York; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Nano 1.1, group exhibition at Barnard Gallery; Affordable Art Fair: New York, Stockholm, London, Amsterdam, Singapore. 2016 - KKNK, Absa Gallery. 2015 - Finalist, ABSA L’Atelier; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; These Spaces/These Places, solo exhibition at 99Loop; Paint It Black, a group exhibition of young South African painters, Salon91; Stellar, an end-of-year group show, Salon91. 2013 - Finalist, Sasol New Signatures.


 

Linsey Levendall

Linsey Levendall

Linsey Levendall is a multidisciplinary creative. His work is driven by a need to be in sync with his subconscious thoughts and dreams that reflect his mileu, in particular growing up in Cape Town’s Cape Flats, a place filled with nature and wildlife but corrupted by human violence and suffering. He currently lives and works in rural Canada with his wife and family. He defines his work as ‘mildly trippy,’ treading the fine line between beauty and distortion. His mash-up of influences ranges from the art historical to the contemporary, including the Surrealist artist Salvador Dali, animation, graphic novels and Cubism. Levendall believes in creating social change through art and tries to be involved in projects that endorse positive forward thinking. He works closely with The Black Heart Gang and Shy The Sun as a conceptual designer on groundbreaking animation for both the local and international market and makes up one half of the duo Bison.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2017 - FNB Joburg Art Fair with Salon91; ‘Fathoms,’ a two-man exhibition with Paul Senyol, Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2016 – ‘Oracle,’ an end-of-year group exhibition, Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2014 – ‘Suggestivism: Chronology,’ Copro Gallery, Santa Monica; ‘Hidden Kingdoms,’ The Dream Factory Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany; 2013 – ‘Neu Folk Revival,’ LeQuiVive Gallery, Oakland; ‘Tragic Heroes,’ The Lab, California; Nelson Mandela Legacy Exhibition at the Cape Town Civic Centre; ‘The Path Less Deconstructed,’ M. Contemporary, Sydney; 2012 – ‘CORE,’ Museum Gallery, Cape Town; ‘RADAR,’ group exhibition at Salon91; ‘If you let yourself love a wild thing,’ group exhibition at Salon91.


 

Heidi Fourie

Heidi Fourie

Heidi Fourie is inspired by the fluid and turbulent nature of painting. Her subjects are frameworks for an exploration of the order and chaos within the act of painting. The balance between control and uncontrollability, figuration and its negation in the picture plane is constantly sought between the intended and accidental mark-makings of her practice. It is in working with the flow of paint that she shapes organic forms and continually aims to discover new ways of applying material to surface. Drawing her inspiration from the daily encounter with environments, both existing and online, her painterly marks emerge as subjects in themselves. Her works are characterised by a skilled application of marks that both create and reflect on the practice and history of painting. Fourie completed her BA Fine Arts (cum laude) in 2012 at the University of Pretoria. She has participated in a number of exhibitions both locally and internationally.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Forthcoming solo exhibition with Salon91; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2017 – ‘Field,’ Salon 91; ‘Trees Make Forests,’ end-of-year group exhibition, Salon91; FNB Joburg Art Fair with Salon91; Solo exhibition, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; ‘Growth,’ curated by Banele Khoza, Woordfees; ‘See Art,’ curated by Derek Zietsman, Gallery 2, Johannesburg. 2016 – ‘Oracle,’ an end-of-year group exhibition, Salon91; ‘Borrowed Scenery,’ a solo exhibition at Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; ‘Skerwe Verbeeld/Fragments Imagined,’ two-man show with Allen Laing, KKNK, Oudtshoorn. 2015 – ‘STELLAR,’ group show at Salon91; ‘Paint it Black,’ a group exhibition at Salon91; ‘Islands’ at Lizamore & Associates Gallery, Johannesburg (solo); ‘Last night I had the strangest dream’ at Twilsharp studios, Johannesburg. 2014 – ‘Visual Encounters,’ University of Pretoria staff exhibition, Rautenbach Hall, Pretoria; ABSA L.Atelier finalist exhibition, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg; ‘Post Colonial Africa’ curated by Paul Bayliss ABSA KKNK, Oudtshoorn; ‘Nomad Bodies,’ curated by Prof. Elfriede Dreyer, Wintertuin Gallery, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Artesis University College, Antwerp. 2013 - SPI Portrait Awards finalist (top 40) exhibition, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville. 2012 - Thami Mnyele Finalist Exhibition, Ekhuruleni.


 

Natasha Norman

Natasha Norman

Natasha Norman has always lived by the ocean, developing a love for its moods, energy and ecology from her father. Her work is deeply inspired by the sea and celebrates an empathic imagination. In the manifestation of the shifting layers and planes of her marks and tones is an embodied experience (a sensory memory) of place, weather and emotion. Such an imagination, driven by primal experiences of space, is believed by Norman to be a vital player in recovering humanity’s concern with ecology and environmental well-being.

Norman completed her Honours (2005) and Masters (2011) degree in Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. She currently works as a part-time lecturer, arts writer and practicing artist. Throughout her art training and career she has consistently been inspired by the medium and technical challenges of print. She trained in traditional Western print methods at the University of Cape Town and subsequently attended residencies in Japan to study the Japanese relief print method called Mokuhanga.

Norman’s mastery of printmaking enables her to work across various print techniques in order to produce work that aims to connect a viewer to an experience. This requires a movement of imagination, a transcendence of the self in order to access a poetic visual language to something greater: whether profoundly beautiful, terrifying or comforting.


 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS | AWARDS | RESIDENCIES

2021 - New Girls on the Block, an exhibition by The Printing Girls, Association for the Arts, Pretoria. 2020 - Light from Dark: Conversations with the work of Alma Vorster, Spin Street Gallery, Cape Town.  2019 - ‘Regarding Winter’, Salon91; ‘Nano 1.3.’ Barnard Gallery, Cape Town; ‘The Distance from Afar’, Group exhibition at Glen Carlou wine estate in association with Salon91 Gallery; ‘Conversations’, UCT Michaelis Galleries; Cape Town Art Fair, Salon91 Booth. 2018 – ‘SEE ART: Contemporary Abstract’ at Gallery 2, Johannesburg; Cape Town Art Fair, SA Print Gallery booth; ‘February Edition’ at CfSHE Gallery, Tokyo. 2017 - Searching for Mokuhanga Light: Globalizing Japanese Woodblock Printmaking, Hawaii and Cyprus, Greece; Presenting Artists at the Centre for the Science of Human Endeavour, Tokyo, Japan; ‘Field’ at Salon 91. 2016 - ‘Nano’, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town. 2015 – ‘However’, Art Hub Gallery, London; Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg, Salon 91 booth. 2014 – Golden Haze at Salon91. 2013 –Slate Projects at UK Multiplied Print Fair, Christies, London; ‘Between the Lines’ at UCT Michaelis Galleries. 2011 – Further Fictions (solo) Commune 1 Gallery, Cape Town. 2008 – ABSA Atelier Finalist Exhibition, Pretoria; 2007 – The Look of Love (solo) Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town; ‘Contusion’ at Irma Stern Museum, University of Cape Town; Sasol New Signatures Finalists’ exhibition in Pretoria.


 

Cathy Layzell

Cathy Layzell

Cathy Layzell is a colourist painter working with the complex interplay between figuration and abstraction in painting. Schooled in the fundamentals of Impressionist colour theory and design principles, Layzell applies the abstracted theory of image composition to the theme of nature. She investigates the visual clues that nature gives us. Her interweaving of brushwork and colour fields aims to stimulate the subconscious neural pathways of perception such that at close range her paintings refer to abstracted textures of rock, foliage, air and water; from afar, a perception of illusionary light suggests a coherent natural scene. Her current series is dominated by a challenging flat black field from which she constructs illusions of light through specific relationships of colour. Life and colour is drawn onto the darkness by an application of marks that explore the transition from darkness to light, abstraction to figuration, blindness to perception. 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.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2019 - Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2018 - Folklore, an end-of-year group exhibition in aid of True North, Salon91; Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; Nano 1.2. Barnard Gallery, Cape Town; Winter, at 99Loop Gallery, Cape Town; Rain Dance at Chandler House, Cape Town. 2017 - Trees Make Forests at Salon91; FNB Joburg Art Fair with Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Reserve, solo exhibition, Salon91; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2016 - Oracle, year-end group exhibition, Salon91; Wilderness, solo exhibition, Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2015 - Polynesia, with Paul Senyol, Salon91; Spectra, group exhibition, Johans Borman Fine Art; Kingdom, group exhibition at Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate. 2014 - Connect the Dots, solo exhibition, Casa Labia; Artist residency, Luvey ’n Rose, Cape Town. 2013 - In Bloom, Casa Labia Gallery. 2009 - Duende, solo exhibition at Irma Stern Museum.


 

Berry Meyer

Berry Meyer

Berry Meyer is a collage artist deeply embedded in the medium of printed images. She holds no hierarchies in her pursuit of the often-discarded paper artefacts of yesteryear. She constantly scours second hand bookshops, thrift stores and flea markets and will cut out, mount and prepare images long before the idea for a particular work begins. Collage is both a tool of her art-making and an integral part of its meaning. Working from her raw image library she constructs thoughtful three-dimensional comments on time, race, sexuality and popular culture.

Meyer recognises herself as an artist living under times of increasing crisis. She responds to this by interrogating and parodying historical representations in the printed material she works within order to find alternative possibilities for representing in the present. Issues of patriarchy, nationalism and religion are deconstructed in her collages through her reimagining of the found images of women, men, children, flora, fauna and landscapes.

By juxtaposing images produced in different times and eras in a single new image, Meyer enables a new dialogue with historical ideas in the present moment. She views her medium as picturing the contemporary through the excess of its existing representations. Her current work focuses particularly on the female trope in fairytales. Her project, ‘After Midnight’ imagines female possibilities in a world after midnight, a narrative space for women to grapple with their agency.

Meyer was born in Namibia. She completed her BA in Design and Masters of Philosophy in Illustration at Stellenbosch University and did Post-Graduate studies at UCT. She currently lives in the Netherlands.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2019 - 'Wildflowers', group exhibition at Salon 91; '6th International Collage Festival', 'Universal Language', Brussels, Belgium; 'International Exhibition of Collage Art', 'Fresh Cuts', Cheshire, United Kingdom; 'Art Fair', 'Kaskantine', Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2018 - 'Turbine Art Fair', group exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa; 'Trees Make Forests', group exhibition at Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa; ‘Art Window: Midnight’ (solo) in Amsterdam, Netherlands; ‘Germain & Guests,’ Rockarchive in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2017 – ‘Field’ group exhibition at Salon91; ‘Trees Make Forests,’ Salon91; Four Season Art Fair Amsterdam. 2016 – ‘Oracle’, group exhibition at Salon91; This Art Fair Amsterdam, Netherlands; ‘Paper Is You III’, group exhibition at Salon91; ‘Aipathy,’ Cavalli Estate, Cape Town. 2014 – ‘Golden Haze’ group show at Salon91; ‘Paper Is You II’, group exhibition at Salon91; ‘Greatest Hits,’ AVA Gallery, Cape Town.


 

Nina Torr

Nina Torr

NINA TORR is an artist/illustrator based in Pretoria. After attaining her BFA from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 2010, Torr returned to South Africa, where she recently completed her Masters at the University of Johannesburg. She is currently working as an artist and participating in exhibitions, as well as teaching illustration at the Open Window. Nina’s illustrations have been featured in local and international publications such as WeTransfer, Essie Letterpress’ Artist’s Almanac, the Bat Butt Zine and iJusi. She has also produced prints in collaboration with Black River Studio, David Krut and the Artist’s Press. Nina has held six solo exhibitions, most recently “Wayfinding” at David Krut Gallery JHB. Other venues where Nina regularly exhibits include No End Gallery (JHB) and 99 Loop Gallery (CT).


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2020 - Things Behind The Sun, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; Wayfinding, Masters solo exhibition, David Krut. 2018 – Left Field, solo exhibition, NO END Contemporary Art Space; Folklore, group exhibition, Salon91. 2016 – Oracle, group exhibition, Salon91; Still at Sea, 99 Loop Gallery. 2015 – Stellar, group exhibition, Salon91. 2014 – Again and Again, solo exhibition, In Toto Gallery, Johannesburg; Home is Wherever I’m With You, group exhibition, Salon91; Gravity, group exhibition, Salon91. 2012 – An Unnatural History, solo exhibition, In Toto Gallery, Johannesburg; Milk and Honey on The Other Side, solo exhibition, Wolves Café, Johannesburg.


 

Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Sutherland

ANDREW SUTHERLAND is inspired by wanderlust and the narratives that underlie human encounters with the natural world. His work relishes the delights of landscape in painted planes that combine graphic and illustrative elements with more traditionally painterly, expressive marks. His taste for adventure follows through with a long and explorative history of experimentation with different materials: watercolours, brush pens, acrylic paints, charcoal, ink, spray paint or collage on canvas, paper, wood or wall. Sutherland’s training was in Fine Art at The Ruth Prowse School of Art, after which he worked as an assistant to a local abstract painter in Cape Town. He travels and adventures frequently so that in both artwork and life his subtext remains that of the intrepid explorer.


 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition | This Time Tomorrow | 5 May '21 - 5 June '21


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2020 – Field Notes, solo exhibition, Salon91; A Hazy Shade of Winter, group exhibition, Salon91. 2019 – Drifter, solo exhibition, Salon91; Wildflowers, end-of-year group salon in aid of Ilitha Labantu, Salon91; Regarding Winter, group exhibition, Salon91. 2018 – Folklore, end-of-year group show, Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Unmapped, solo exhibition, Salon91. 2017 – Trees Make Forests, group exhibition, Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Shelter, solo exhibition, Salon91; Strong Silence, group exhibition, Gallery 2, Johannesburg. 2016 – Oracle, end-of-year group exhibition, Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Paper is You III, group exhibition, Salon91; No One’s Land, 99 Loop, Cape Town; Kingdom 3, Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West; Reverie, the AGOG Gallery, Johannesburg. 2015 – Stellar, group exhibition, Salon91; Jou Daaglikse Dosis, Aardklop, Potchefstroom; This is the Place, Salon91; Winter Mash-Up, Alex Hamilton Gallery, Cape Town. 2014 – Other Dust, solo exhibition, Salon91; Golden Haze, Salon91; ID Entity II, In Toto Gallery, Johannesburg. 2013 – The Editions Show, Salon91; Birds and Bikes, Lei Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan. 2012 – The Tobacco Factory Show, solo exhibition, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol, UK. 2011 – The Sprawl, solo exhibition, Galerie de Lyons, Cape Town; If You Let Yourself Love a Wild Thing, Salon91; Paper is You, Salon91. 2010 – Coppertone 77, Salon91; Tretchikoff and Me, Salon91. 2008 – Group Salon, Salon91.


 

Maria van Rooyen

Maria van Rooyen

Maria van Rooyen works in a variety of drawn mediums to explore notions of place and displacement. She often works with historical sources, observational accounts of explorers or witnesses, to address the idea of history as a subjective narrative. In her domestic scenes, the notion of home is made uncomfortable by the spatial construction that confines her figures. This sense of a disrupted or subjective space extends to her large mixed media drawings that imbue landscapes with the history and politic of Southern Africa’s place in the global economy. The impact of larger ideologies at play in society continually impact her depictions of place which becomes fractured, overlaid with currencies or confined in order to carefully disclose a contemporary politic of being ‘here.’

Collections: Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town; Fusion Boutique Hotel, Polokwane.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Cape Town Art Fair, Salon91 Booth. 2016 – That Art Fair, Cape Town. 2015 – Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2014 – Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2010 – The Long Way Home, solo exhibition, Salon91; Every Secret Thing at Polokwane Art Museum, Polokwane; Collateral at Fried Contemporary, Pretoria. 2009 – History(n) at UCA Gallery, Cape Town; Artist in Residence at Modern Autohaus, BMW – Mobility, Polokwane. 2008 – Association d’Arts, Biarritz, France. 2006 - Installation at Memory, Narrative and Forgiveness, reflecting on ten years of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Cape Town; Solo Exhibition Alliance Francaise, Gerard Sekoto gallery, Johannesburg.


 

Tahiti Pehrson

Tahiti Pehrson

Building sculptures by the cutting away of material, Tahiti Pehrson creates geometrical patterns of volume that speak to universal traditions of patternmaking throughout the history mathematics, arts, and crafts. Dating back to the first sign of Guilloche in Greek and Roman times, and seen independently throughout world history, variations of these patterns can be found across the natural and the manmade world. Within Pehrson’s sculptures, each shape receives light and serves the structure of the whole system, concentrically leading to the next variation to make a singular structure.

These intricate sculptures explore interplays of light and shadow, building dynamic monochromatic constructions that give material form to the space-changing qualities of light. Elevating the spatial qualities particular to each commission, Pehrson’s works speak to site: shifting perceptions of volume and structure as the viewer moves around the work – and as the light evolves throughout the day.

Born in 1972 to artist parents in Santa Rosa, CA, Pehrson began early life as a painter. Like many painters, Pehrson wanted to imitate light in such a way as to capture it. After traveling Mexico, China and the museums of Europe in search of art, he moved to San Francisco to follow in the footsteps of his father by attending art school in the Bay Area. At the San Francisco Art Institute, Pehrson found himself increasingly disillusioned with painting as he was exposed to new ideas and modes of working. In reaction, he sought to “drop-out” of art and work in the streets with stickers and stencil making – a process that would evolve into a more developed and dedicated practice of paper-cutting, together with also beginning a new process of public engagement.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2021 - SFWA Gallery, Patterns and Symmetry Group Exhibition Curated by Hillary Olcott, San Francisco, CA; The Underlying Structure, Public Lands Gallery, solo exhibition, Sacramento, CA. 2020 - What Kind Of Cool Will They Think Of Next, Collaborative works with Rodney Ewing, Nancy Toomey Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; The Space Program Residency, Collaborative Residency and Works with Rodney Ewing, Winter, San Francisco, CA; Between The Lines, Heron Arts, Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA; Shelter in Place, Group Exhibition, K.Imperial Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2019- SFO Terminal 3 Grand Hyatt, Circadian Transit; permanent installation. San Francisco International Airport San Francisco, CA. 2018 – Current Works, Joseph Gross Gallery, solo exhibition, Los Angeles, CA; Immersion, Group Exhibition, City of Brea Gallery, City Of Brea, CA; Obsession, K.Imperial Fine Art, group exhibition, San Francisco, CA; Haiti Charity Benefit, group exhibition, Heliotrope Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Art Market, San Francisco; Featured Installation, San Francisco, CA; Daelim Museum, Featured Installation, Seoul, South Korea. 2017 - Facebook Artist in Residency five year anniversary show, group exhibition, The Lab, San Francisco, CA; San Tropez Art Fair, Featured Installation, Joseph Gross Gallery, San Tropez, France; Facebook New, permanent collection installation, Menlo Park, CA; Private Collections, Enterprise Youth Charity Auction, group charity auction, New York, NY; Art on Paper Featured Installation, New York, NY. 2016 - Art At Viacom’s Artist-in-Residence, Installation Viacom; New York N.Y; RVCA VASF, solo exhibition and capsule collection release, San Francisco, CA; Side Street Studios Artist Residency, Cape Town, South Africa; Converse Lovejoy Art Program, Artist Residency and exhibition, Boston Mass; Paths, two person exhibition, Tahiti Pehrson X Andrzej Urbanski, Salon 91 Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; Weighted Light Return, K.Imperial Gallery, solo exhibition, San Francisco, CA. 2015 - Facebook Artist in Residency, on-site installation permanent collection, Palo Alto, CA; Paredolia, Joseph Gross Gallery, New York, NY; Pattern and Chaos, Cinders Gallery, group exhibition, New York, NY. 2014 - Light Suspension, K.Imperial Gallery, solo exhibition, San Francisco, CA; Fold, Paper, Scissors, group exhibition, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona; Parachute Market, L.A Featured Installation, Los Angeles, CA; Variations & Betwixt, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose Featured Installation, San Jose, CA; Waves for Water, group exhibition / clean water for the Philippines benefit, Curated by Chandran Gallery / Juxtapoz Magazine / Univ Surfshop, Leucadia, CA; Connectivity, solo exhibition, Salon 91 Gallery, Cape Town SA; In The Mix, group exhibition, K.Imperial Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Five Year Anniversary exhibition, group exhibition, Evergold Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2013 - Thinking Like the Universe, group exhibition curated by Aimee Friberg, Hatch Gallery, Oakland, CA; WCC Featured Installation, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA; Circadian Rhythm, solo exhibition, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; Needles & Pens, 10 Year Anniversary Show, group exhibition, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Auction To Benefit the Artists, group exhibition, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Transmissions, solo exhibition, Needles & Pens Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Love Me Tender: contemporary artists Working in Currency, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA; Active Synchrony: New Works by Tahiti Pehrson, solo exhibition, University of San Francisco Thatcher Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2012 - Sea of Love reconfiguration, Installation Alpha Building, Nevada City, CA; Sea of Love, Installation, SFAC Site Gallery, 155 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA; Everything Ever and Nothing Never, Needles & Pens Gallery, San Francisco CA. 2011 - Delta Corvi, Solo Exhibition Tartine, San Francisco CA; Works on Paper Gallery, Current Works solo exhibition, San Francisco, CA; Theta Pegasi, solo exhibition, Evergold Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2010 – Hand Over Fist, group show curated by Gabe Scott, VASF Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Natural Beauty, group exhibition curated by Serena Cole and Nico Lopez, Oakland, CA; Hold On Let Go, solo exhibition, Stumptown, Portland, OR. 2009 – Double Trouble, mentor show curated by Tara Lisa Foley, Evergold, San Francisco; Fools Gold, group exhibition curated by Andrew McClintock, Evergold, San Francisco, CA; Scala Naturae, solo exhibition, Oxenrose, San Francisco, CA; Idle Ties, group exhibition curated by Gabe Scott & Jay Howell, Together Gallery, Portland, OR; Never or Now, group exhibition curated by Julianne Yates & Gabe Scott, Gallery Heist, San Francisco, CA; San Francisco Art Commission, Art in Storefronts Installation curated by Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2008 - Bicycle Film Festival curated by Brendt Barbur, San Francisco, CA; Golden, two man show with Serna Cole ; curated by Gabe Scott, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Bicycle Film Festival Art Show curated by Brendt Barbur, Milan, Italy. 2007 - Picture in Progress, League of Young Voters group show, Market St Pop Up Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Aftermoden Anniversary show, group show curated by Marissa Gianno, Aftermoden Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2006 – Shifting Landscapes, group exhibition curated by Marissa Gianno, Aftermodern Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Salon de la Califonie, Making Impressions, group exhibition curated by Dominic Santos and Stella Lochman, San Francisco, CA; Mother Tongue, Brooklyn Fireproof Inc., two-man exhibition by Tahiti Pehrson and Galen Pehrson curated by Burr Dodd and Pearl Son, New York, NY. 2005 –Current Works, solo exhibition curated by Jessica Cusik and Julian Feinberg, Hotel Biron, San Francisco, CA; Seven on Our Side, group exhibition curated by Silver Warner, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Yo mire un Garza mora dandole combate a un rio, group exhibition curated by Devendra Banhart Atelier, Cardenas Bellanger Gallery, Paris, FR; Making Impressions, group exhibition curated by Dominic Santos and Stella Lochman, Salon de Oublis, San Francisco, CA; Out of Doors, group exhibition curated by Amber Abrahamson, Aftermodern Gallery, San Francisco, CA.


 

Katrin Coetzer

Katrin Coetzer

Katrin Coetzer was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1985. She completed her undergraduate studies in applied design at Stellenbosch University and later went on to postgraduate studies in illustration at the same institution. She has worked for the past decade as an independent illustrator for various international publications including Vanity Fair and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to her editorial and branding work she has illustrated five books for children and has exhibited her original work in Tokyo, Paris, Madrid, and Sydney. Katrin’s deepest fascination is with personal geographies and the intricacies of ecological co-existence. Her most recent solo exhibition, Warmblooded, paid homage to the work of British broadcaster and naturalist, David Attenborough. She works primarily in water-based pigments on paper.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Warmblooded, solo exhibition at Salon91. 2017 – On Paper of Clay, group exhibition at Saint Cloche Gallery, Sydney. 2016 – Oracle, group exhibition at Salon91; Under the Same Sun, solo exhibition at Do Design Madrid. 2015 – Sub Rosa, solo exhibition at Do Design Madrid. 2014 – Into Another Summer, solo exhibition at Do Design Madrid; 36 Mountains, a touring group show, Zagreb and Paris; The Colours of the Sacred, Museo Dicesano di Padova, Padua; Illustrators Exhibition, Bologna Children’s Book Fair and Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo. 2013 – Honeymoon, solo exhibition at Salon91; Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy & Japan with the Itabashi Art Museum. 2012 – Design Indaba Expo as part of the CCIBA/Stellenbosch University bookstand. 2011 – If you let yourself love a wild thing, group show at Salon91; Draft, group exhibition of selected Masters work, US gallery, Stellenbosch; Safe Spaces group exhibition & campaign auction, Freeworld Design Centre, Cape Town; Handbound, group exhibition coordinated by Prof Keith Dietrich, Sasol Gallery, Stellenbosch; Swatch Illustrative Berlin, selected in category Book Design as highly commended, Berlin; Winter Wonderland, group show at Salon91; Paper is You, group show at Salon91. 2009 – Ontopoftheworld, group show Cape Town Stadium. 2008 – Greatest Hits at the Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town; Verf group show, Blank Projects Gallery, Cape Town. 2007 – Fin, Stellenbosch University Graduate Exhibition


 

Andrzej Urbanski

“I believe I can be better than the machine.” The street runs deeply in his blood. Urbanski left his days of full-time train bombing back in Berlin where he started writing in his teens and now creates large, shimmering, optically bending spaces composed from the architectural squares, triangles and hexagons of today’s contemporary built environment. The years as an undergraduate student in the very newly de-walled Berlin was a time of devotion to graffiti for this Polish-born but German-homed artist. It was only after he had received his BA in Communication and Graphic Design (BTK-FH, Berlin) (2010) and set off to complete an MFA at the University of Art and Design in Lausanne, Switzerland (2012), that Urbanski left the train yards behind to pursue a more traditional form of painting full-time. The works you see before you today are a culmination of that biography, a testament to abstract art as a direct engagement with the world, not a withdrawal from it. Since his 2012 Residency in South Africa Urbanski has devoted his time to the streets, cultures and social interactions of his new home city, Cape Town.

Selected Projects & Exhibitions: 2016 – FNB Joburg Art Fair with Salon91; Paths, two-man exhibition with Tahiti Pehrson, at Salon91; Paper is You III, group show at Salon91; Winter Collection, group show with Everard Read, Cape Town. 2015 – Bronze, Steel and Stone, group sculpture show at Circa & Everard Read, Johannesburg; This is the Place, a group exhibition at Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; MINDGAME, a solo show at Salon91; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2014 – Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Paper is You II, group show at Salon91. 2013 – Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; A Vacant Passage, Salon91; Kalahari Catalyst Art Auction, Cape Town; One K Collection, Lovell Gallery, Cape Town; Abstract Stories, /A Word of Art, Cape Town. 2012 – Chance Visitor, /A Word of Art, Cape Town; Neo-Maso, Geneva, Switzerland; Art Base, Art Festival, Berlin; Retranchment-Manoir de Martigny, Switzerland; Living Walls, The City Speaks, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; The Swarm exhibition, Vancouver, Canada. 2011 – Process No. 14, Prozessgallerie, Berlin.

 

 

Lizelle Kruger

“The Karoo is like a Kaleidoscope, it is ever changing in colour, shape and form”

The Karoo is an inexhaustable supply of inspiration for Lizelle Kruger. A place of kado’tjies (gifts), family history, identity and natural beauty. Her oils on canvas and found objects, large-scale pastels, mixed media and sculptural installations are rich in symbolism and relate to her identity as an Afrikaner woman.

Kruger works from her studio in Cape Town, but takes regular pilgrimages to the Karoo to find new subject matter. With her camera, she captures her models, structures, objects, the light and the landscape in great detail. She uses her photographs as source material for her paintings, often physically pasting together & cropping composite images in order to arrive at the perfect composition from which to start painting.

Lizelle’s current body of work is centred around the Sutherland and Merweville areas, the Tanqua Karoo & The Koup. The artist finds her inspiration on the farms of her late grandfather, where she is constantly uncovering poignant artifacts of a lifetime ago – often rusted and weathered, for the artist, these objects represent the perfect metaphor for the fragile and transient nature of life in these harsh surroundings. The traditional Voortrekker bonnet, which appears in many of her works is a particular feature of her exploration of female identity and culturally prescribed gender roles. These explorations are always linked to the land – that fertile, timeless and demanding mother of our daily needs.

Selected Projects & Exhibitions:

2013 – One in a Million at Salon 91, Cape Town. 2011 – Solo Exhibition of drawings at The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town; Karoo Kado’tjies, solo exhibition at Salon 91, Cape Town. 2008 – Women in Art at Mondo Arte Gallery, Dubai. 2007 – Summer Exhibition at Oisin Gallery, Dublin. 2003 – Solo Exhibition at the Cape Gallery, Cape Town; 1993 – SANDF Group Exhibition, Pretoria.

 

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Bruce Mackay

Bruce Mackay

BRUCE MACKAY is a visual artist known for his intricate, organic compositions. Using patterns inspired by order and chaos in nature he creates energy and depth with his graphic line work and limited palette. Drawing from a long list of inspirations varying between, botany, geography, science fiction, punk rock, anatomy, spirituality, and quantum entanglement, he has developed a personal visual language of symbolic objects and scenes to express themes of tension, motion, mortality, turmoil and serenity. Mackay currently works as a creative director and illustrator at Studio Muti, having worked as an art director, animator, illustrator and graphic designer over the past 11 years.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2020 – Collaborative fine art print as part of the 50ty50ty project. 2019 – Wildflowers, end-of-year group salon in aid of Ilitha Labantu, Salon91; Entropy, group exhibition, Salon91. 2018 – Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Folklore, group exhibition, Salon91. 2016 - Oracle, group exhibition, Salon91. 2015 – Stellar, group exhibition, Salon91. 2014 – Those Who Wander, group exhibition, Salon91; Home is Wherever I’m with You, group exhibition, Salon91. 2013 – Former Mountains, group exhibition, Salon91; The Editions Show, group exhibition, Salon91; One in a Million, group exhibition, Salon91; I’d Rather Be Swimming, group exhibition, Salon91. 2012 – The Heat Is On, an exhibition in association with Econoheat at The Street, Johannesburg; Radar, group exhibition, Salon91.


 

Kirsten Sims

Kirsten Sims

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. 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 both locally and internationally.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2019 – ‘As You Were’, solo exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91, Cape Town; ‘Regarding Winter’, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town. 2018 – ‘By The Way’, solo exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; ‘Closed for the Season’, solo exhibition, Alison Milne Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Salon91, Cape Town; FNB Joburg Art Fair with Salon91, Johannesburg; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91, Johannesburg. 2017 – ‘Trees Make Forests’, year-end group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; FNB Joburg Art Fair with Salon91, Johannesburg; ‘Field’, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; ‘Saturn Return’, solo exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91, Johannesburg; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91, Cape Town. 2016 – ‘The Spirit of Irma’, group show at the Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town; ‘Oracle’, year-end group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; ‘Leap Year’, international online exhibition with Salon91; ‘You Are Here’, solo exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town. 2015 – ‘The Middle of Nowhere’, solo exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; ‘Middle of Nowhere, Canadian Edition’, solo exhibition, Alison Milne Gallery, Toronto, Canada. 2014 – ‘Paper is You II’, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town. 2013 – ‘Aurora’, all-female illustration group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; Emerging Creative at Design Indaba, Cape Town. 2012 – ‘A Drawing a Day’, online exhibit where a new illustration was posted to the artist’s blog daily.


 

Adrie Le Roux

Adrie le Roux was born in Stellenbosch, South Africa. After completing a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria in 2006, she continued her studies in 2012 at Stellenbosch University with an Mphil in Visual Arts (Illustration). Adrie has participated in a number of group exhibitions at Salon91 in Cape Town. Her work is characterized by subtle, abstract compositions, which combine ink work, pencil drawing, painting & collage techniques. She currently works as a lecturer and freelance creative in Pretoria.

Kirsten Beets

Kirsten Beets

Kirsten Beets paints our contemporary Eden. Her paintings inhabit a place somewhere between 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, and at other times as curious objects suspended in the picture plane where a landscape is reduced to flat colour or soft ombres. Snapshots of our curious human interactions with natural environments are all rendered in delicate detail. Beets revisits certain subject matters which have captured her imagination; and often familiar figures make cameo appearances throughout her work. These characters seem to inhabit a narrative realm within the confines of a canvas where their paths are intertwined and yet, perhaps, they remain strangers to each other. The repetition of these figures embodies the strange familiarity inherent in public spaces, such as the beachfront, where many of the things we use to identify ourselves are stripped away. Her exhibitions 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 the strange and the familiar, leisure and decay, stasis and transience.

- words by Salon Ninety One and Natasha Norman


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2020 – Souvenirs from Another Summer, solo exhibition, Salon91; Summer, group exhibition, Everard Read, London; Investec Cape Town Art Fair Solo & Group exhibition with Salon91; Things Behind the Sun, group exhibition, Salon91; A Hazy Shade of Winter, group exhibition, Salon91. 2019 - Sydney Contemporary Art Fair with Salon91, Sydney, Australia; Wildflowers, end-of-year group salon in aid of Ilitha Labantu, Salon91; Helios, solo exhibition, Salon91; Regarding Winter, group exhibition, Salon91; Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; The Distance from Afar, group exhibition, Glen Carlou gallery, Paarl. 2018 - Dreamland, solo exhibition, Salon91; Folklore, end-of-year group exhibition in aid of True North, Salon91; Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; FNB Joburg Art Fair with Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91. 2017 - Trees Make Forests, end-of-year group exhibition, Salon91; Field, group exhibition, Salon91; FNB Joburg Art Fair with Salon91; Artist Residency, Foundation OBRAS, Netherlands; Mirage, solo exhibition, Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2016 - Oracle, year-end group exhibition, Salon91; Paper Is You III, group exhibition, Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2015 - STELLAR, year-end group exhibition, Salon91; Everyday Eden, solo exhibition, Salon91; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2014 - Sunday’s Child, solo exhibition, Salon91; Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. 2013 - Possessed, group show, Everard Read, Cape Town; National Arts Festival in Grahamstown; Animal / Advance, group exhibition, Ron Belling Gallery, Port Elizabeth; Aurora, all-female illustration group exhibition, Salon91; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; For Play, group exhibition, Underculture Contemporary Gallery, Port Elizabeth. 2012 - Scuola Internationale di Grafi in Venice, Italy. 2011 - First Editions: an exhibition of visual narratives, a group exhibition featuring the first editions of hand-bound illustrated books, Salon91.


 

Jade Klara

Jade Klara

Jade Klara uses a wide range of materials to give form to her limitless imagination. All her works revolve around the narrative potential of the image. She works with picture and text in paint, neon, print or digital painting to articulate soft focus worlds of strange magic and beauty. Her work has been described as whimsical, graphic, slick and dark, centered around the transformative potential of the concept of magic to change or rearticulate the everyday. It is the polarising potential of a narrative that she strives to find, so you are always likely to see a bit of melancholy amidst the beauty or satire in the commonplace. A sense of childhood and transience, love and loss is central to her work with deep companionship between her characters a pervading theme. Overall she routes for the aesthetic underdog to flavour her beauty out of potential boredom. Klara works from her studio in Woodstock. She graduated with a B.A from UCT (2003) and a B.A from Vega (2007). She has exhibited in galleries in London, Los Angeles, Portland and Cape Town. She also does work for various commercial clients.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2017 – AO group show, Salon91, Oracle group show, Salon 91. 2016 – Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; Stellar Group show, Salon 91. 2015 – This is The Place, collaborative group exhibition at Salon91; Golden Haze, Salon91. 2014 – Those Who Wander, Salon91; Home is Wherever I’m with you, Salon91; 2013 – The Witching Hour, Salon91; I’d Rather be Swimming, Salon91. 2011 – If You Let Yourself Love a Wild Thing, Salon91; Guten Tag, A Word of Art Gallery, Cape Town. 2010 – WTF is Low brow, London Miles Gallery, London; Salon Summer Show, Salon91; Illustrious, Compound Gallery, Portland OR; Spookasem, Salon91. 2009 – Way of Flow, C.A.V.E Gallery, Los Angeles; Candy coated canvas, London Miles Gallery, London.


 

Maaike Bakker

Maaike Bakker

MAAIKE BAKKER is visual artist and illustrator working with various drawing, sculpture and installation based mediums as well as digitally with regards to her illustration based work. Bakker’s practice explores limitations imposed by systems or structures and aims to determine at which point such structures may become excessive and irrelevant, ultimately exploring futility. Her work also sets out to introduce a variety of abstract visual languages that start infiltrating each other’s space, disrupting their original expression and developing an abstract dialogue, which takes on a sort of visual broken telephone. Besides creating her own work, Bakker also lectures illustration and is a practicing art curator.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2019 – Wildflowers, end-of-year group salon in aid of Ilitha Labantu, Salon91. 2018 - Folklore, group exhibition, Salon91. 2017 – Trees Make Forests, group exhibition, Salon91. 2016 - Oracle, group exhibition, Salon91. 2015 – Stellar, group exhibition, Salon91. 2014 – Gravity, group exhibition, Salon91. Joburg, Joburg, Johannesburg Art Gallery. 2013 - Now museum | Now you don’t, solo exhibition, Nirox Project, Johannesburg; Mega Bonanza - Maybe you just have bad taste, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg; Et al. Nirox Projects, Johannesburg. 2012 - Re-sampled, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg; Hanging Gardens, KKNK; Untitled, Long Street Art Lovers 1972, Pretoria.


 

Lara Feldman

Lara Feldman

Lara Feldman is a contemporary figurative painter. She works intuitively, with a love of rich colour. Paint is applied for its emotional and psychological potential. Her mastery lies in her respect for the materials, allowing them to play an important part in forming an image while balanced with her artistic intentions and painterly skill. Born in Cape Town, Feldman currently lives and works in London. After her decision to exit Michaelis School of Fine Art in 1990, she entered the world of graphic and interior design but eventually decided to navigate her way towards painting again. It is here that she nurtures her expression.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2020 – The Spectacle, group exhibition, The Fourth Art gallery/Concept store; ‘Hadeda’ pop up at Anthropologie, Kings Road, London; ‘The Grand’, Rust en Vrede Gallery, group exhibition, Cape Town; Oasis, a solo exhibition at Chandler House. 2018 – In Their Nature, a solo exhibition at Chandler House. 2017 – Trees Make Forests, a group exhibition at Salon91. 2016 – Oracle, a group exhibition at Salon91; Spirit of Irma, group exhibition at Irma Stern Museum; Space Between, group show at The Cape Town Jewish Museum; Under 18’s Only, at Association of Visual Arts; Cape Town Art Fair with Smith Studio. 2015 – Summer Salon, at Association of Visual Arts; Resonance of Wonder, a group exhibition at The Cape Town Jewish Museum; Sanlam Portrait 100 at Irma Stern Museum; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2014 – Golden Haze; group exhibition at Salon91. 2013 – Roadscapes, a solo exhibition at AVA Gallery; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; Collections and Archives, group show at Salon91. 2012 – I’d Rather Be Swimming, a group exhibition at Salon91. 2011 – Figuring Difference, group show at Salon91. 2010 – Transition, Emergence & The Parts In Between, solo exhibition at Salon91


 

Paul Senyol

Paul Senyol

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.


 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Group Exhibition | As Far As Forever Will Take Us | 9 June'21 - 3 July '21


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2021 - Urban Art, group exhibition, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Cape Town; As far as forever will take us, trio exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town. 2020 - CTAF, Art Fair, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town; The Grand, group exhibition, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Cape Town; Memorial, solo exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town; A Hazy Shade of Winter, group exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town; Home is where the art is, group exhibition, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town. 2019 - Nano 1.3, group exhibition, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town; Entropy, group exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town; SCAF, Art Fair, Salon Ninety One, Sydney, Australia; Wildflowers, group exhibition, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town. Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91, Cape Town; ‘Regarding Winter’, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; ‘Markers’, solo exhibition, David Krut, Johannesburg; ‘The Distance from Afar’, group exhibition, Glen Carlou gallery, Paarl. 2018 – ‘Recollectionary’, solo exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; ‘Folklore’, end-of-year group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; RMB Turbine Art Fair with Salon91, Johannesburg; FNB Joburg Art Fair with Salon91; Johannesburg; Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91, Cape Town. 2017 – ‘Trees Make Forests’, end-of-year group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; ‘Simulacrum’, group show, Gallery2, Johannesburg; Mural participant, ‘International Public Arts Festival’; ‘Fathoms’, a two-man exhibition with Linsey Levendall, Salon91, Cape Town; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91, Johannesburg; FNB Joburg Art Fair with Salon91, Johannesburg; Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91, Cape Town. 2016 – ‘Kindle’, Gallery2, Johannesburg; ‘Oracle’, an end-of-year group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; ‘Inhabitant’, a solo exhibition at Salon91, Cape Town; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91, Johannesburg; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91, Cape Town; ‘Paper Is You III, group show at Salon91, Cape Town. 2015 – ‘Every Idle Word’, solo exhibition, Gallery2, Johannesburg; ‘This is the Place’, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; Top 10 Finalist exhibition, Barclays L'Atelier; ‘Polynesia’, painting exhibition with Cathy Layzell, Salon91, Cape Town; Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91, Cape Town. 2014 – Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91, Cape Town; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91, Johannesburg; ‘Odd Traditions’, exhibition with Pierre Le Riche, Salon91, Cape Town; ‘Paper is You II’, group show, Salon91, Cape Town; Artist-in-residence, Arteles Creative Centre, Finland; Artist residency, Neustadt Symposium, Germany. 2013 – Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91, Cape Town; ‘A Vacant Passage’, exhibition with Andrzej Urbanski, Salon91, Cape Town; ABSA L’Atelier Top 100 Finalist. 2012 – ‘The Man of Dust’, solo exhibition at Salon91, Cape Town; ‘Gather’, exhibition with Augustine Kofie, Lovell Gallery. 2011 – ‘Paper Is You’, group show, Salon91, Cape Town; 6511 Miles, Pro-Artibus Residency, Finland; ‘Urban Aesthetic’, group exhibition, Worldart Gallery, Cape Town; ‘Broadcasts’, KZNSA Gallery, Durban. 2010 - Stroke 03 Urban Art Fair, Berlin. 2008 – ‘Under These Skies’, two person exhibition with Wesley Van Eeden, Salon91, Cape Town.


 

Gabrielle Raaff

Gabrielle Raaff

Gabrielle Raaff is a painter whose subjects are subtle and nuanced, avoiding neat categorization and tending instead towards fluidity and allusion. Throughout her works she engages the relationship of the individual to the crowd in the urban landscape. The delicate conceptual space of the material qualities of ink, watercolour and oil defines her practice that consistently challenges a sense of visual surety.

Raaff’s latest body of work sees an emphasis placed on the emotive quality of the brushstroke loaded with watery paint. In some paintings the form and the landscape are brought together whereas in others the subject is severed from its context, leaving forms stranded or floating in white space.

Raaff’s visual references are photographic, drawn from local neighbourhood newspapers or her family’s pictures. One type of reference is impersonal and the other deeply nostalgic. These two states merge within the final painting where, as is characteristic of her work, the picture plane repeatedly asserts itself against the pull of illusionism. The recognisable image arises and then dissolves in the terrain of the painting. With minimal description and often very little paint, Raaff reveals just enough visual evidence to springboard an idea. Her work’s seduction lies within its suggestiveness.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2020 – ‘Hazy Shade of Winter’ Salon 91 Gallery. 2019 – ‘Echoes From the South’ (solo) SMITH gallery, ‘Emphatic Whispers’ SMITH gallery. 2018 – Cape Town Art Fair, Smith Gallery. 2017 – ‘Trail’ (solo) Smith Gallery, Cape Town; ‘Lady Garden,’ Cavalli Gallery, Somerset West; ‘Nano. 1.2,’ Barnard Gallery, Cape Town; ‘Field,’ Salon 91 Gallery, Cape Town; ‘Salad,’ Smith Gallery Summer Show, Cape Town. 2016 – ‘Nano 1’ Barnard Gallery, Cape Town; ‘Paper is You III,’ Salon 91 Gallery. 2015 – ‘Night Watch’ (solo) Salon 91 Gallery; ‘However,’ Art Hun Gallery, London; Aperture Gallery, Paris; ‘Winter Show’ and ‘Empire’ at Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town; Turbine Art Fair with Salon 91 Gallery, Johannesburg. 2014 – Rotterdam Art Fair, The Netherlands; Turbine Art Fair with Salon 91, Johannesburg; Scintilla: An Alchemy Show at Commune 1 Gallery, Cape Town; Paper is You II, group show, Salon 91, Cape Town. 2011 - Realm at Salon91, Cape Town; People at Chagan Contemporary, London; Paper Is You, group show, Salon 91, Cape Town. 2009 – In Our Midst (solo) at The Muti Gallery, Cape Town. 2008 – Periphery (solo) at These Four Walls, Cape Town. 2007 – Finalist exhibition, Spier Contemporary Art Awards. 1998 – Unplugged at Rembrandt Van Rijn Gallery, Johannesburg.


 

Katrine Claassens

Katrine Claassens

Katrine Claassens’ paintings reflect her interests in climate change, deep ecology and conservation. Her miniature paintings present us with tiny golden worlds where endless scenes from the natural world play out. From escaping circus ponies to jungle tigers, something truly wild always nips out from these small, but powerful works. In style and atmosphere, the paintings unite two very different painting traditions: Persian miniature paintings and 18thcentury travel paintings. Even though these traditions are removed geographically and temporally, they both reflect a recognition that small bits of paradise can be found here on earth.

Indeed, through Claassens’ works we visit unspoiled tropical islands, overgrown gardens and fire-fly filled forests,all bursting with a menagerie of creatures who have come out to play. The use of golden metallic leaf and the diminutive size of the paintings emphasises the preciousness of these places and their animals, reminding us to be better guardians of the small Edens we still have left in the world.

Katrine Claassens has a degree in Visual Arts from Stellenbosch University and master’s degree in Climate Change from the University of Cape Town. She has led workshops, given public lectures and curated exhibitions all over the world from the Arctic to Antarctica. She is a writer and illustrator for The Nature of Cities and also volunteers with CliMates. She currently lives and works in Montreal.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2020 - Love Letters to the Muted World, solo exhibition, 99 Loop Gallery, Cape Town. 2019 - Regarding Winter, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; Trees Make Forests, group exhibition, Salon91, Cape Town; Turbine Art Fair, Salon 91, Johannesburg. 2018 - Extinction & Climate Change, talk & workshop, Redpath Museum, McGill University, Canada; ‘Adaptation Futures’, Cape Town International Convention Centre; ‘Trees Make Forests’, Salon91. 2017 – ‘we came at a time,’ 99 Loop Gallery (solo), Cape Town; ‘Thoughtful Planet,’ The Thought Foundation, Gatehead, UK; Art Africa Fair, DF Contemporary, Cape Town. 2016 – ‘Oracle’ at Salon91; ‘Welcome To The Internet I Will Be Your Guide’ (solo) 99 Loop Gallery; ‘Reverie,’ AGOG Gallery; ‘Artemisia,’ DF Contemporary; ‘Imago Mundi,’ Pratt Institute. 2015 – ‘The Persistence of Memory,’ Untitled Studios; ‘Golden Haze,’ Salon91. 2014 – ‘Fresh Produce,’ Turbine Art Fair; ‘Five Wolves No Pigs,’ Montreal. 2013 – ‘Between The Blue Swimming Pools,’ AVA (solo); ‘Muse,’ Casa Labia; ‘Fissure,’ Commune1; ‘In Good Company,’ Irma Stern Museum Gallery; ‘Home is Wherever You Are,’ Salon91. 2012 – ‘Die Landskap van Vrouwees,’ Grevilleas Gallery; ‘Shoes From Chinese Ships,’ Salon91; ‘I’d Rather Be Swimming,’ Salon91. 2011 – ‘The Jacaranda Girls and Other Stories,’ Salon91 (solo). 2009 – ‘The Birds/ Les Oiseaux,’ Cheap as Candy, Syndrome, Montreal (solo). 2008 -Sasol New Signatures Exhibition, Pretoria Arts Museum; ABSA Atelier, ABSA Gallery. 2007 – Greatest Hits, AVA Gallery; Timo Smuts Art Prize, University of Stellenbosch Gallery.