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STELLAR

05.12.15 – 23.01.2016

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Designed by Nicole Dalton

Dear Art Lovers & Collectors,

As we reach the end of another year we would like to thank you for your loyal support, patronage & enthusiasm.

According to our annual tradition, 2015 concludes with a salon-style exhibition featuring accessible, affordable artwork across a broad range of mediums by some of Salon Ninety One’s favourite emerging and established local creatives. The exhibition is scheduled to run until the last week of January 2016. Artworks will be rotated regularly & after the opening day, works may be taken home on the day of purchase, so come treat yourself & your loved ones!

This year we will be supporting The Bookery (www.thebookery.org.za). The gallery & artists will be donating 10% of all sales towards building a library & running a creative workshop with the kids at Usasazo Secondary School in Khayelitsha. Everyone is invited to donate books – specifically Xhosa & Afrikaans language, as well as Art-related books.

Please join us on Saturday the 5th of December from 11am until 3pm for our final exhibition of 2015. It is going to be a festive day of STELLAR art, sweet treats by the lovely artist/baker Alice Toich, beer by Leopold7 and so much more…

We look forward to celebrating a truly fantastic year with our artists, friends, and clients.

Warm Regards,
Monique & The Salon Ninety One Team

 

ARTWORKS:

ADRIAAN DIEDERICKS


ALEXANDRA KARAKASHIAN


ALICE TOICH


AMBER SMITH


ANDREW SUTHERLAND


ANDRZEJ URBANSKI


BANELE KHOZA


BRUCE MACKAY


CASSANDRA LEIGH JOHNSON


CRAIG ACTUALLY SMITH


DANI LOUREIRO


EMILY JANE LONG


FRANK CONRADIE


FRANS SMIT


GABRIELLE RAAFF


GERHARD HUMAN


HAIDEE NEL


HANNO VAN ZYL


HEIDI FOURIE


JADE KLARA


JEAN DE WET


JENNY PARSONS


JOH DEL


JUAN VOGES


KIRSTEN BEETS


KIRSTEN LILFORD


KIRSTEN SIMS


LARA FELDMAN


LEIGH TUCKNISS


LIZELLE KRUGER


LIZZA LITTLEWORT


LUCY STUART-CLARKE


MAAIKE BAKKER


MARNA HATTINGH


MONA


NEILL WRIGHT


NICOLE DALTON


NINA TORR


PAUL SENYOL


PIERRE LE RICHE


RIKUS FERREIRA


RONEL DE JAGER


STEPHANE CONRADIE


TESS METCALF


UNATHI MKONTO


WILHELM SAAYMAN


ZARAH CASSIM

 

ACT NATURALLY II

19.08 – 12.09.2015

An Exhibition of paintings by Craig Actually Smith.

Craig Smith’s paintings are the diary of an explorer, from the landscapes of popular media and strangers’ faces to the inner realm of personal memory. His works are an intuitive exploration of surface, medium, shape and colour. It is difficult to tell whether form or texture comes first in the artist’s process. For Smith, painting is a process of being lost in the moment. His intuitive, frank and direct approach to image making is central to the works’ appeal.

 

EXHIBITION VIEWS:

 

ARTWORKS:

 

CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2015

26.02 – 01.03.15

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THE AVENUE, DOCK ROAD, V&A WATERFRONT, CAPE TOWN

OPENING TIMES:
Thursday | 26 February: 10h00 – 20h00
Friday | 27 February: 10h00 – 20h00
Saturday | 28 February: 10h00 – 20h00
Sunday | 01 March: 10h00 – 18h00

Adults: R 80.00 | Children: R 50.00
Under 12yrs free | computicket.com

ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Andrzej Urbanski, Craig Actually Smith, Gabrielle Raaff, James de Knoop, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Lilford, Lara Feldman, Lizelle Kruger, Maja Maljevic, Maria van Rooyen, Mariette Bergh, Paul Senyol, Pierre le Riche, Syndi Kahn

 

ARTIST BIOS:

 

ARTWORKS:

 

Andrzej Urbanski

 

 

Craig Actually Smith

 

Gabrielle Raaff

 

James de Knoop

 

Kirsten Beets

 

Kirsten Lilford

 

 

Lara Feldman

 

Lizelle Kruger

 

Maja Maljevic

 

Maria van Rooyen

 

Mariette Bergh

 

Paul Senyol

 

Pierre le Riche

 

Syndi Kahn

 

 

 

 

Craig Actually Smith

“So last time we spoke I was about to mount a horse called confidence”. Craig Smith’s paintings are the diary of an explorer, one who traverses the landscapes of popular media and strangers’ faces to the inner realm of personal memory. His works are an intuitive exploration of surface, medium, shape and colour. It is difficult to tell whether form or texture comes first in the artist’s process. For Smith, painting is a process of being lost in the moment. Words like ‘instinct’ and ‘faith’ brush up against his keen observation of the socially clumbsy side of his humanity. His abstracted forms have an uncanny connection to the real but relish their acute ‘Art for art’s sake’ nature. His intuitive, frank and direct approach to image-making is central to the works’ appeal. Smith is a self-taught photographer, set designer and fine art painter. He cites the instinctive moment of finding the heartbeat to a song, and then losing oneself to it, as the reason why he paints.

Selected Projects & Exhibitions: 2016 – FNB Joburg Art Fair with Kalashnikovv Gallery; Turbine Art Fair with Kalashnikovv Gallery; SUPER SALON, Kalashnikovv Gallery; The Scramble for Africa, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Berlin; 2015 – Act Naturally II, a solo exhibition at Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Johannesburg Art Fair with Kalashnikovv Gallery; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; Review at ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg. 2014 – In with the New at the Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg; Untitled Extravaganza two person show with Wilhelm Saayman at Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg. 2013 – Act/ Naturally solo exhibition at Room Gallery, Johannesburg; The Painter’s Show group exhibition at Kalashnikov Gallery, Johannesburg; Et Al at Nirox Projects, Johannesburg. 2011 & 2012 – Joburg Fringe art event, Johannesburg. 2010 – Group painting exhibition at Artspace, Johannesburg. 2009 – Solo exhibition at Gordart Gallery, Johannesburg. 2008 – Group painting exhibition at Magpie Gallery, Pretoria; Group show at KyK Contemporary, Pretoria.