ORACLE | SALON NINETY ONE end-of-year group show in aid of S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind | 03 December at 11AM | 91 Kloof Street. Gardens. Cape Town
Accessible, affordable artwork across a broad range of mediums by some of Salon Ninety One’s favourite emerging and established creatives. Artists include: Anastasia Pather, Andrew Sutherland, Berry Meyer, Bruce Mackay, Cathy Layzell, Gabrielle Raaff, Gerhard Human, Hanno van Zyl, Heidi Fourie, Isabella Kuijers, Jade Klara, Jordan Sweke, Katrin Coetzer, Katrine Claassens, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Sims, Lara Feldman, Linsey Levendall, Maaike Bakker, Maria Lebedeva, Nicole Dalton, Nina Torr, Paul Senyol, Pierre le Riche, and Sarah Pratt.
Doors open at 11AM with an opening address by S A Guide-Dogs Association at 11:30. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to interact with Guide Dog Owners and their dogs, as well as Puppy Raisers with their puppies in training.
South African Guide-Dogs Association provides Independence, Mobility and Companionship to the differently abled community of South Africa by providing Guide, Service and Autism Support Dogs. Ten percent of all art sales will be put towards the sponsorship and training of guide dog puppies.
Hanno van Zyl’s lifelong interest in illustration, comic art and graphic design drew him to study Visual Communication Design at the University of Stellenbosch. There he began to explore various roles as a commercial graphic designer, illustrator and artist. After graduating Hanno established himself as an independent creative operating from his collaborative space in Woodstock called “Only Today”. Informed by his experience as a commercial designer and illustrator he developed his practice as a fine artist.
His work explores the underbelly of everyday South-African life, by examining scenes and details often forgotten by dominant cultural narratives and popular discourse. His starkly rendered line drawings aestheticise the banal, thereby highlighting themes of social stratification, fear, economic disparity and violence.
Limited edition Zine by Hanno van Zyl and Salon Ninety One featuring an essay on PAY DIRT by Natasha Norman, images of works from the show, as well as a signed and numbered artwork. Available to buy from Salon91.
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.
A fascinating display of Editions and Multiples, including Digital print, Etching, Laser-engraving, Sculpture, Screen-print, Photography and more…
A SELECTED PREVIEW:
Adrie Le Roux
Annika de Korte
Cassandra Leigh Johnson
Clement de Bruin
Hanno van Zyl
Jason de Villiers
Mieke van der Merwe
Otto du Plessis
“I like having the opportunity to leave a mark (even if it’s a tiny one) on our cultural landscape.” Hanno van Zyl is an independent illustrator and designer working from the collaborative studio space, Only Today, in Cape Town. His work explores the overlooked narratives of everyday South African objects and spaces with an acutely critical eye. He is particularly influenced by his immediate environment: the little pieces of trash and rubble that gather in gutters, the trinkets found behind the till of spaza shops or the homely façade of a rundown inner city building. This, he views, as a rich cultural playground for a graphic dialogue. Van Zyl’s hand-drawn aesthetic is characterised by starkly rendered line drawings that invite a dispassionate gaze at the banal, thereby highlighting themes of social stratification, fear, economic disparity and violence. His paired down, black and white, brush and ink works also reference older 70s and 80s reproduction methods and shows the informed influence of a rich South African heritage of graphic art. His work is process driven, timely and sophisticated, combining a study of Visual Communication Design at the University of Stellenbosch with an unwavering exploration of the societal underbelly.
Selected Projects & Exhibitions: 2016 – PAY DIRT, a solo exhibition at Salon91; Static, co-curated by Black Koki at Kalashnikov Gallery, Johannesburg; Turbine Art Fair, Salon91 booth, Johannesburg. 2015 – Speechless, Heidi Erdman Contemporary, Cape Town; Turbine Art Fair, Salon91 booth, Johannesburg. 2014 – Those Who Wander, Salon91. 2013 – Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne Vous voulez rire, curated by Benjimin Girard, Site Le Corbusier, Firminy, France.