WHEN IT’S HOT OUT AND YOU WANNA HAVE A GOOD TIME

16.01 - 13.02.2021

GROUP EXHIBITION

Salon Ninety One is thrilled to present its first show of 2021, When it’s hot out and you wanna have a good time.

This all female-collection is inspired by the heat and freedom of long, colourful summer days, balmy evenings, and the strange summer we now find ourselves in; a summer which has seen restrictions on festivities, curfews, and the closure of many of South Africa’s beaches.

When temperatures soar above 29 degrees, we become lethargic about our responsibilities and the allure of leisure becomes almost too much to bear; sitting on the beach, surfing, sunbathing, a friendly game of tennis, going to pool-parties, sun-downers, the welcome gust of air-conditioner as you walk into cool museums or galleries in foreign cities, outings with friends, the tang of salt on your skin after a swim in the ocean, and other activities which seem so much more vibrant in the heat of summer. This colourful, quirky, and playful exhibition is a wistful yearning for a long, hot, normal, summer – where a good time can be had at any moment.

When it’s hot out and you wanna have a good time features the very latest works by Berry Meyer, Emma Nourse, Lené Ehlers, Jessica Bosworth Smith, Marolize Southwood, and Tara Deacon. Berry Meyer constructs detailed, and delicate collage works, which combine disparate and discarded paper artefacts to develop thoughtful and arresting narratives on time, nostalgia, race, sexuality, and popular culture. Emma Nourse works with thick oils applied to paper and canvas to render flower arrangements and still lifes which seem to melt and reconstitute over and over again on the picture plane. Lené Ehlers creates intricate abstract and wild botanical shapes in paint, collage and mixed media to explore themes of journey and self-rediscovery. Through the depiction of highly patterned and detailed scenes in bright, flat, colour, Jessica Bosworth Smith expresses her desire to capture fantastical inner worlds which pay homage to her new-found sense of place. Marolize Southwood’s work demonstrates her deep fascination with the human condition and our proclivity to construct our own reality using bold, joyful, and textured brushwork. And Tara Deacon’s playful and bright paintings explore the often-overlooked moments of daily life, where her love of solid colour and simplified shapes give expression to the beauty in the mundane.

PREVIEW

TARA DEACON. Endless Summers, 2020. Gouache on paper.

 

A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER

08.08 - 05.09.2020

A Hazy Shade of Winter is a salon-style group show including works by represented, associated, and exciting new artists. Exhibiting Artists include Adele Van Heerden, Alexia Vogel, Amber Moir, Andrew Sutherland, Black Koki, Elléna Lourens, Keya Tama, Ello Xray Eyez, Emma Nourse, Gabrielle Raaff, Heidi Fourie, Jade Klara, Jeanne Hofmann, Jessica Bosworth Smith, Joh Del, Katrin Coetzer, Katrine Claassens, Keneilwe Mothoa, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Sims, Laurinda Belcher, Lené Ehlers, Lili Probart, Linsey Levendall, Mareli Esterhuizen, Marolize Southwood, Matthew Prins, Mona Haumann, Natasha Norman, Nicole Clare Fraser, Nina Torr, Paul Senyol, Sarah Pratt, Tara Deacon, and Zarah Cassim.

The group exhibition inspired by the Simon and Garfunkel song of the same name, seeks to explore subject matters, palettes, and imagery which capture and express the varied emotions, colours, memories, and atmosphere, which this season brings. For some artists, winter evokes icy vistas, cool palettes of blues and whites, and the change to colder and shorter days. For others, the changing season elicits a longing for warmer times, the comfort of staying indoors close to the fire, the use of warm and jewel tones, and the desire to capture nature in full bloom.

Winter provides a milestone for the passage of time through the year. For many, 2020 has felt somewhat surreal; time has moved on and the seasons have changed and yet there is a feeling that normal life was a lifetime ago.

Throughout the collection, the viewer is invited to contemplate the artists’ relationship with the season of winter and how something as simple as a change in weather can have a profound impact on the kinds of work they produce.

ARTWORKS:

ADELE VAN HEERDEN

ALEXIA VOGEL

AMBER MOIR

ANDREW SUTHERLAND

BLACK KOKI

ELLÉNA LOURENS | KEYA TAMA

 

ELLO XRAY EYEZ

EMMA NOURSE

GABRIELLE RAAFF

HEIDI FOURIE

JADE KLARA

JEANNE HOFMANN

JESSICA BOSWORTH SMITH

JOH DEL

KATRIN COETZER

KATRINE CLAASSENS

KENEILWE MOTHOA

KIRSTEN BEETS

KIRSTEN SIMS

LAURINDA BELCHER

LENÉ EHLERS

LILI PROBART

LINSEY LEVENDALL

MARELI ESTERHUIZEN

MAROLIZE SOUTHWOOD

MATTHEW PRINS

MONA HAUMANN

NATASHA NORMAN

NICOLE CLARE FRASER

NINA TORR

PAUL SENYOL

SARAH PRATT

TARA DEACON

ZARAH CASSIM

 

INSTALLATION VIEWS:

WILDFLOWERS

07.12.2019 - 18.01.2020

 

Year-end group salon in aid of Ilitha Labantu, celebrating the diversity, beauty and resilience of women.

Opening Saturday 07 December 2019 at 11am.
Concludes 18 January 2020 at 2pm.

Exhibiting Artists:

Adele Van Heerden
Alexia Vogel
Amber Moir
Andrew Sutherland
Berry Meyer
Black Koki
Bruce Mackay
Chloe Townsend
Craig Smith
Emma Nourse
Gitte Moller
Heidi Fourie
Jade Klara
Jean de Wet
Jeanne Hoffman
Jessica Bosworth Smith
Joh Del
Katrin Coetzer
Katrine Claassens
Kirsten Beets
Kirsten Sims
Lara Feldman
Lara Meintjes
Laurinda Belcher
Lili Probart
Maaike Bakker
Mareli Esterhuizen
Marolize Southwood
Mona Haumann
Nicole Clare Fraser
Patricia Fraser
Paul Senyol
Sarah Biggs
Tara Deacon
Zarah Cassim

Since our gallery was established in 2008, we’ve maintained the tradition of hosting our annual December show, held in aid of a local charity, whereby 10% of all artwork sales have been donated to our chosen cause. This year we’ve decided to support Ilitha Labantu, an organisation which was started in Gugulethu, Cape Town, during February 1989. At that time it was the only organisation in any township of Cape Town providing emotional support, practical advice and education around the serious issue of violence against women.

Visit their website for more information.

PREVIEW:

FOLKLORE

01.12.18 – 16.01.2019

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

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

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

 

ARTWORKS:

 

ADELE VAN HEERDEN

 

AMBER MOIR

 

ANDREW SUTHERLAND

 

BERRY MEYER

 

BLACK KOKI

 

BRUCE MACKAY

 

CATHERINE HOLTZHAUSEN

 

CATHY LAYZELL

 

CHLOE TOWNSEND

 

CORA WASSERMANN

 

DONNA SOLOVEI

 

GABRIELLE RAAFF

 

HEIDI FOURIE

 

JACO HAASBROEK

 

JADE KLARA

 

JEANNE HOFFMAN

 

JESSICA BOSWORTH SMITH

 

KATRIN COETZER

 

KATRINE CLAASSENS

 

KIRSTEN BEETS

 

KIRSTEN SIMS

 

LARA FELDMAN

 

LILI PROBART

 

MAAIKE BAKKER

 

MARELI ESTERHUIZEN

 

MARIA LEBEDEVA

 

MARIA VAN ROOYEN

 

MARLI STEYL

 

MATTHEW PRINS

 

NICHOLAS COUTTS

MAXIMILLIAN GOLDIN

 

NATASHA NORMAN

 

NICHOLAS COUTTS

 

NICOLE FRASER

 

NINA TORR

 

PAUL SENYOL

 

RENEE ROSSOUW

 

TARA DEACON

 

ZARAH CASSIM

 

COLLABORATION. PAUL SENYOL and CATHY LAYZELL


 

INSTALLATION VIEWS:

 

 

Jessica Bosworth Smith

Jessica Bosworth Smith

Jessica Bosworth Smith is an artist who consistently challenges the conventions and techniques of visual storytelling. Her works explore themes of memory, the esoteric and the uncanny by a process of thorough research and application of concepts associated with psychology and parapsychology.

Bosworth Smith believes in a fluid and multifaceted form of storytelling and, as such, is consistently exploring traditional mediums in experimental ways. She works primarily in ink, watercolour and pencil with final works often culminating in printed and hand-bound artist books.

Her recent projects have been inspired by the concept of “felt reality” synonymous with the Spanish American genre of narrative fiction termed ‘magical realism.’ The idea of a shifting reality co-existing with a peripheral fictional reality has led her to explore a series of strange Beings who dissolve and reconfigure endlessly across her images. Rorschach-like and mysterious, it is the viewer’s projections onto the figures that determines their benevolence or malevolence.
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 founded and currently co-administers the Cape Town based womxn'sillustration collective Unblush. She has just published her first children's book, "The Straw Giant & The Crow" through Imagnary House and recently spent a month on the Comic Blast residency with the Arteles Creative Center in Finland.


 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

To be confirmed.


 

SELECTED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2017 – ‘Those Who Eat the Tail,’ ABSA l’Atelier Top 100 exhibtion; selected as one of Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives.


 

TURBINE ART FAIR 2018

12.07 – 15.07.2018

Booth Number GH13 | Turbine Hall | Johannesburg

Salon Ninety One is a Cape Town based gallery, presenting works by emerging and established contemporary artists of all disciplines, passionate about developing a new brand of local talent. The gallery specializes in accessible contemporary South African Art, Design and illustration. Founded during 2008 by Monique du Preez, (Married name, Foord), curator and director to the space and its highly energized exhibition program. The gallery presented a selection of contemporary work ranging from painting, textile, print, drawing, and to a smaller degree photography and sculpture, with a special emphasis on collaborative projects and bridging the traditional divide between disciplines. Salon91 offered international and local collectors, as well as first-time buyers unique investment opportunities into the emerging South African art market.

Salon Ninety One exhibited at the Turbine Art Fair at the Turbine Hall in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the fifth consecutive year. Visitors to the gallery’s booth did enjoy works by their regular Salon Ninety One TAF favourites such as Amber Moir, Andrew Sutherland, Black Koki, Bruce Mackay, Cathy Layzell, Georgina Berens, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Sims, Mareli Esterhuizen, Paul Senyol, Heidi Fourie, and Zarah Cassim, to mention only a few, as well as exciting newcomers to the fair, including Chloe Townsend, Berry Meyer, Katrine Claassens, Lili Probart, Matthew Prins, NEBNIKRO, Renée Rossouw, Sarah Pratt, Tara Deacon & more. Expect to see collage, painting, photography, ceramics, monotypes, reverse glass works, and drawings, executed in a rich winter’s palette, articulated with cool midnight hues, and bursts of warm jewel colours. The space did feature large and medium sized works by the various exhibiting artists, as well as two group projects, including a collection of diminutive works.


 

INSTALLATION PREVIEW IN TURBINE #3 |  ‘SHEATHED’ by JENNA BARBE


 

ARTWORKS:

 

ADELE VAN HEERDEN