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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

 

 

 

 

DOG DAYS

21.01 – 14.02.15

Solo Exhibition by Sarah Pratt

Dog Days
Vanishing into the green light

Sarah Pratt presents a body of work that is inspired by the life and death of her dog, Laptop.

The death of a loyal companion invokes feelings of pain, isolation and nostalgia.

The process of remembering seems to root us in another time and place, a timeless, intangible realm.

Intrigued by ‘The Wood Between the Worlds’ in C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Magician’s Nephew’, the artist’s work also alludes to her imagined existence of a strange, green in-between place where her deceased dog now resides.

Using pen, ink, gouache, collage, gold leaf and paper cutting techniques, she focuses on producing a series of works that are an exploration of life, death, memory and place.

 

ARTWORKS:

 

 

MEDIA LINKS RELATED TO THIS EXHIBIT:

 

Die Burger Wednesday 14 January 2015 Kuns en Vermaak page 8

Die Burger Wednesday 14 January 2015 Kuns en Vermaak page 8

 

http://www.visi.co.za/lifestyle/artists-love-sarah-pratt/

http://www.whatsonincapetown.com/post/sarah-pratt-salon91/

http://10and5.com/2015/01/20/openings-this-week-ct-space-minding-dog-days-and-to-whom-it-may-concern/

http://www.revolution-daily.com/dog-days-exhibition-sarah-pratt-salon-91/

http://www.artthrob.co.za/Listings/Sarah_Pratt_at_Salon_91_in__January_2015.aspx

http://www.whatsonincapetown.com/post/dog-days-vanishing-green-light/

http://www.wherevent.com/detail/Salon91-Contemporary-Art-Dog-Days-A-solo-exhibition-by-Sarah-Pratt-presented-by-Salon91

http://www.netwerk24.com/vermaak/2015-01-14-kunstenaar-stel-werke-uit-oor-lewe-dood-van-hond

 

GOLDEN HAZE

06.12.14 – 17.01.15

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‘Golden Haze – End of year group salon in aid of the Sunflower Fund. Accessible, affordable artwork across a broad range of mediums by emerging and established local creatives.

 

 

END OF YEAR CHARITY SHOW AT SALON91
(DECEMBER 2014 – JANUARY 2015)

 

PRESS RELEASE:

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the generous participating artists, especially Dani Loureiro, who did all the design work for the show & as well as to our supportive clients. Thank you for everyone’s generosity, hard work & patience. The funds raised by the GOLDEN HAZE show in aid of THE SUNFLOWER FUND will pay for 10 tissue type tests!

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

DANI LOUREIRO
PAUL SENYOL
ANDRZEJ URBANSKI
DANIEL HUGO
EMMA NOURSE
JACQUELIN ANN FLAGG
KATE SOAL
LEIGH TUCKNISS
MANDY ROBERTS
NICOLE DALTON
SYNDI KAHN
STEPHANIE SIMPSON
EMILY JANE LONG
KIRSTIE RAE SAMSON
LUDWICH OLIVIER
CANDY KRAMER
KIRSTEN BEETS
MAAIKE BAKKER
RIKUS FERREIRA
LARA FELDMAN
ANDREW SUTHERLAND
ANGELICA LUTHI
MARELIZA KIRSCHBAUM
WONDER MEYER
QUINTIN WEYER
STEPHANIE E. CONRADIE
BEN WINFIELD
ELIZE VOSSGATTER
KATRIN COETZER
MARIA LEBEDEVA
JUAN VOGES
KIRSTEN SIMS
CHRIS AURET
SWAIN HOOGERVORST
GABRIELLE RAAFF
FRANS SMIT
BERRY MEYER
NATASHA NORMAN
PIERRE LE RICHE
CATHY LAYZELL
RONALD MUCHATUTA
ALEXIA VOGEL
GABI LEE SMIT
CYNTHIA EDWARDS
MICHELE ROLSTONE
SARAH PRATT
ADELE VAN HEERDEN
CARLA KREUSER
SIMEON VAN DER BERGH
SARAH BIGGS
DONNA SOLOVEI
CANDACE DI TALAMO
LUCIE DEMOYENCOURT
JADE KLARA
VANESSA BERLEIN
TAHITI PEHRSON
MAYA LEMAITRE
IMOGEN CLARKE
MIA CHAPLIN
EMILY PARADIS
LARITA ENGELBRECHT
KAREN CRONJE
KIRSTY OLIVIER
DEWALD VENTER
& MORE…
For availability of works please enquire with us at the gallery
info@salon91.co.za / 021-424-6930

The Salon91 Team
& The Sunflower Fund

 

ARTWORKS:

 

ODD TRADITIONS

15.10 – 01.11.14

Paul Senyol

Pierre Le Riche

An exhibition of painting & installation works by Paul Senyol & Pierre Le Riche.

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ARTWORKS AND INSTALLATIONS:

 

 

 EXHIBIT OPENING:

 

 

LINKS RELATED TO THIS EXHIBIT:

Pierre le Riche | Constructing Odd Traditions in Technicoloured Thread: between10and5

 

 

THOSE WHO WANDER

25.07 – 16.08.14

A multimedia group exhibition, which explores the wastelands, misfits & outcasts, of the artists’ imaginations & of our universe.

Featuring an incredibly gifted & unique collection of eight young South African artists:

 

Gerhard Human

Ree Treweek

Daniël du Plessis

Jade Klara

Bruce Mackay

Jean de Wet

Hanno Van Zyl

Rikus Ferreira

 

 

ARTWORKS:

 

Gerhard Human:

 

Ree Treweek:

 

Daniël du Plessis:

 

Jade Klara:

 

Bruce Mackay:

 

Jean de Wet:

 

Hanno Van Zyl:

 

Rikus Ferreira:

 

SHOPFRONT:

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In the Press:

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Cape Times Tuesday, August 12, 2014 / Arts – Page 7

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Related Links:

Cape Town Blog: http://capetownblog.co.za/2014/07/11/mediterranean-delicacies-meets-those-who-wonder/

My Cape Town: http://mycapetown.co.za/news/2014/07/what-cape-town-bloggers-say-on-12-july-2014/

The Gremlinhttp://www.thegremlin.co.za/2014/07/13/cassia-at-nitida-medi-deli/

BizCommunityhttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Event/196/484/38706.html

Cape Town Tourism: http://www.capetown.travel/events/entry/mediterranean-delicacies-meets-those-who-wander

Spice4Life: http://www.spice4life.co.za/calendar-events/mediterranean-delicacies-meets-those-who-wander

What’s On: http://www.whatson..co.za/details.php?id=140454&event=Mediterranean%20Delicacies%20Meets%20Those%20Who%20Wander

KFMhttp://www.kfm.co.za/events/mediterranean-delicacies-meets-those-who-wander

 

GRAVITY – A visual exploration

30.04  – 24.05.2014

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GRAVITY – A VISUAL EXPLORATION

Dani Loureiro, Cassandra Leigh Johnson, Tess Metcalf, Nina Torr, Mariëtte Bergh, and Maaike Bakker, together with Salon91, present an all-female illustration & multidisciplinary exhibition themed around the idea of ‘Gravity’, a natural phenomenon few have managed to escape. Playing on the idea of opposing gravity, defying it, and also being fascinated by it, the group intends to explore the polarities of destruction, inversion, and attraction. Utilizing a broad range of materials, ‘Gravity’ will be interpreted and expressed in ways unimagined up until now…

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES: 

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RELEVANT LINKS: 

Online Article: REVOLUTION DAILY

 

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Installation Views:

 

Dani Loureiro:

 

Maaike Bakker:

 

Mariette Bergh:

 

Cassandra Leigh Johnson:

 

Nina Torr:

 

Tess Metcalf:

 

CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2014

27.02 – 02.03.2014

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Salon91 will be participating in the second Cape Town Art Fair this February.

 

ARTWORKS PRESENTED:

AWAY

29.01 – 22.02.2014

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Artist: Sarah Pratt

Born in Zimbabwe in 1972, Sarah Pratt holds a Master of Fine Arts degree. She is a highly skilled printmaker, specializing in copper etching, linocut, collograph and monoprint. After spending 10 years in the print department of Michaelis as a part-time staff member , Sarah decided to devote most of her time to making her own work. She is an extremely prolific artist, constantly creating, and participating in a number of exhibitions. Sarah works from a group studio in Observatory, where she is currently interested in ink and gouache on paper, paper cut-out work, monoprints and drypoints.

29 January – 22 February 2014

Opening Night Wednesday 29 January 2014 at 18h30. The exhibition concludes Sat 22/2/2014 at 2pm.

About Away:

Toward or into non-existence. While travelling from Cape Town to Dubai, Manchester to Wales, London to Singapore, and finally New Zealand back to Cape Town, Sarah Pratt presents a body of work both inspired and dictated by a ‘Journey’. ‘Away’ invokes feelings of being apart, elsewhere, afar and astray. Travel exposes us to other worlds that, despite our scheduled timeline, seem to exist in a timeless realm. While moving in a systematic manner from point to point, Sarah Pratt harnesses her travel experiences, both physical and psychological, to inform the nature of these works. Using pen, ink and gouache, she focuses on producing a series of works that are an exploration of other-worldliness, works that illustrate another place and are created in unfamiliar environment

Installation, Book and Artworks:

 

 

Opening night:

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LINKS RELATED TO THIS EXHIBITION:

WHAT’S ON IN CAPE TOWN:  CLICK HERE

HOME IS WHEREVER I’M WITH YOU

06.12.2013 – 25.01.2014

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Home is wherever I’m with you – A large-scale group show by Salon91s favourite artists! Expect to see accessible, affordable work across a broad range of mediums by emerging local creatives. This festive season Salon91 will donate a percentage of the profits raised from the show to the Ithemba Labantwana Children’s Home.

The show will run until 25 January 2014.

Participating Artists:

Donna Solovei
Syndi Kahn
Olivie Keck
Johke
Lucie De Moyencourt
Lara Feldman
Ben Winfield
Lauren Fowler
Charisse Gardiner
Leanne Shakenovsky
Paul Senyol
Kirsten Sims
Tyrrel Thaysen
Christi du Toit
Claudette Maskell
Swain Hoogervoorst
Mieke van der Merwe
Mia Chaplin
Philippa Green
Kirsten Beets
Jade Klara
Candice Ježek
Motel 7
Elsabe Milandri
Bruce Mackay
Rikus Ferreira
Sarah Pratt
Matthew Oldfield
Gabriella Raaff
Galia Gluckman
Hello Mr Frank (Frank Conradie)
Ludwich Olivier
Katrine Claassens
Cassandra Leigh Johnson
Gerhard Human
Caroline Mackintosh
Katrin Coetzer
Cynthia Edwards
Zelda Weber
Arnelle Woker
Jean de Wet
Elmarie van Straten
Dani Loureiro
Andrzej Urbanski
Andrew Sutherland
Adrie le Roux
Lorenzo Nassimbeni
Candace Di Talamo
Maaike Bakker
Nina Torr
Lale Guralp
Maria Lebedeva
Christopher Denovan
Christiaan Conradie
Tanja Deman
Peter Mammes
& More…

 

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Opening:

INTERMIXED WITH MY REALITIES AND FEELINGS

13.11 – 30.11.2013

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Solo Exhibition – Nelson Makamo.

INTERMIXED WITH MY REALITIES AND FEELINGS

Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection proudly presents Intermixed with my realities and feelings, a solo exhibition by Johannesburg-based young rising talent and investment artist, Nelson Makamo, a highly skilled painter, printmaker and draughtsman. The exhibition will feature a combination of oil painting, watercolour, silkscreen & monotype print, charcoal as well as pen and ink drawings varying from dramatic monochrome to richly emotive coloured works. Key themes informing Makamo’s practice include the city of Johannesburg with its dizzying dynamism, portraiture, the narrative of the artist’s personal history – an unpolitical archive of personal experience, as well as themes of migration, urbanization, idenity, masquerade and the transition from childhood to adulthood. Makamo ultimately strives to communicate a universal experience, which viewers can relate to and access through his artwork.

Nelson Makamo, was born in 1982, in the small town of Nylstroom (now Modimolle), Limpopo province. Makamo moved to Johannesburg to join the Artist Proof Studio in January 2003 where he studied for three years and worked for another two years at the gallery and as curator. During 2005 he was awarded a bursary from Johnson and Johnson and the Pinpointone Human Resources Scholarship. The artist has exhibited in an impressive number of group and solo exhibitions in South Africa, France, Italy, America, The Netherlands and Scotland. His first solo exhibition, Walk with Me, was held at the Obert Contemporary Gallery in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. During 2006 Makamo exhibited alongside some of South Africa’s most established artists such as David Koloane, Colbert Mashile, Deborah Bell and William Kentridge in a group exhibition titled Ten Years of Printmaking: David Krut Print Studio. Nelson participated in a group exhibition at Salon91 in Cape Town, titled Figuring Difference during 2012, curated by Andrew Lamprecht. Makamo’s art is housed in the corporate collections of Standard Chartered, Telkom, City of Johannesburg, Unisa, Matasis Investment Holdings and Obert Gallery. Private local investors, as well as famous international personalities, such as fashion mogul Georgio Armani and musician Annie Lenox, also form part of his collectors. Some recent achievements include being named Art South Africa’s Seventh Bright Young Thing and winning the Klipdrift Gold Artists Award, as well as participating in the Venice Biennale. Makamo currently works as a fulltime artist from his studio in The City of Gold.

 

ARTWORKS:

 

Opening:

 

THE WITCHING HOUR

16.10 – 9.11.2013

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Two Person Exhibition – Candice Ježek & Jade Klara.

The Witching Hour is an exploration of the magical and secret spaces of the world. Artists Candice Ježek and Jade Klara use a whimsical and powerfully feminine style to create rich narratives of unexpected yet somehow familiar themes. Expressed through various mediums of painting, sculpture, and print, they aim to move the viewer to a place of both sweetness and sorrow. The witching hour is a visually stimulating, diverse and powerful showing of the reflections of these two artists’ lives.

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The Witching Hour will run at Salon91 from 16 October – 9 November.
It will feature the lovely Jade Klara and Candice Ježek  [aka Ž].
The Show will open on WEDNESDAY EVENING 16 October 2013 at 18h30.

The show promises in one word to be ENCHANTING…

 

Portrait of Candice

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Portrait of Jade

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 LINKS TO RELATED ONLINE ARTICLES:

http://www.revolution-daily.com/the-witching-hour-exhibition/

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Interview: Candice Ježek -The Witching Hour

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The Witching Hour short animation of a girl in the wind by Jade Klara for art exhibition at Salon91 in Cape Town, South Africa from Monique du Preez on Vimeo.

 

Artworks: Candice Ježek

 

Artworks: Jade Klara

 

Artworks: Collaborations by Candice Ježek and Jade Klara

 

Exhibition view – The Witching Hour

 

FORMER MOUNTAINS

28.08 – 18.09.2013

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Featuring: Bruce Mackay, Jean de Wet, Dale Lawrence & Mike Tymbios.

‘Former Mountains’ is an exhibition which is predominantly centered around the art & medium of drawing and to some extent print. The artists have been selected to exhibit together based on a strong narrative quality, which is common to their individual practices, as well as for a unique & highly individualistic quality of line which is both present & signature to each of their styles. The artists have each taken a unique approach to the subject of ‘Former Mountains’, some presenting a number of diverse interpretations of the theme which will be depicted as smaller individual series within their greater body of work, while the other exhibiting artists have taken a more singular approach, ranging from the very literal to far-off poetic & obscure expressions.

 

EXHIBITION SHOPFRONT VIEW: 

 

Artworks: Bruce Mackay

 

Artworks: Dale Lawrence

 

Artworks: Jean de Wet

 

Artworks: Mike Tymbios

 

 

SEE ONLINE ARTICLES HERE:

 http://www.revolution-daily.com/former-mountains-exhibition/

http://www.revolution-daily.com/former-mountains-exhibition-2/

 

HEART OF GOLD

27.03 – 20.04.2013

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A two-man show by Jordan Metcalf and Daniel Ting Chong.
‘Heart of Gold’ is a playful exploration of the concepts of money, consumerism and greed, featuring the highly sought-after works of award-winning Cape Town-based graphic artists, Jordan Metcalf and Daniel Ting Chong. Following on the form of their previous collaborative project ‘Fear.Less’, the artists have played with scale and medium to re-contextualise consumer-based iconography and lexicon as art. The pieces are stark, sleek, witty and graphic, using limited colour palettes and diverse mediums such as glass, paper, wood and ceramic.

Daniel Ting Chong is an illustrator, designer and artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Daniel was born in 1987 in Cape Town. The artist studied graphic design at Vega in Cape Town. He is emerging as one of Cape Town’s top creative talents following a series of art exhibitions, talks, commissions from clients and design collaborations with leading international brands including Nike, New York Times and the Discovery Channel. Daniel has been featured in Computer Arts Projects, Photoshop Advanced, NotCot, Grafik Magazine and One Small Seed. Daniel has been invited as guest speaker to prestigious events such as the Design Indaba traveling conference ‘Design Indabar’ (Cape Town), Pecha Kucha at Design Indaba 2011 (Cape Town), Cape Town Entrepreneur Week 2011 (Cape Town), Thirteen Hours 2011 (Cape Town), TEDx 2012 (Johannesburg). Selected awards to date include Blank Page Exhibition Winner, Semi Finalist Adobe Awards California (Illustration), Semi Finalist Adobe Awards New York (Illustration), Sappi Paper Think Award, Gold Loerie Award – MK Bruce Lee Magazine 3, Top 200 Young South African’s Mail & Guardian, Silver Eagle Award – Wordsworth Books (Only Today Studio). Daniel will be collaborating with Jordan Metcalf in ‘Heart of Gold’, an exhibition which will run at Salon91 from the 27th of March 2013 until the 20th of April.

Jordan Metcalf is a Cape Town based graphic designer and artist. As well as doing commercial work for international clients like the New York Times and Nike, he has exhibited personal graphic and analogue artwork in exhibitions both locally and internationally; most recently as part of an group show curated by Pictoplasma at La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, and the Pictoplasma festival in Berlin. Jordan will be collaborating with Daniel Ting Chong in ‘Heart of Gold’, an exhibition which will run at Salon91 from the 27th of March 2013 until the 20th of April.

 

Artworks:

 

Opening night:

 

BACK IN FIVE MINUTES

27.02 – 23.03.2013

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‘Back in 5 minutes’ an exhibition featuring an award winning set of local designers, typographers and illustrators, including Ben Johnston, Clinton Campbell of Studio Muti, Clement de Bruin, Justin Southey, & Dani Loureiro.

 

Artworks: Collaborations

 

Artworks: Ben Johnston

 

Artworks: Clement de Bruin

 

Artworks: Clint Campbell

 

Artworks: Dani Loureiro

 

Artworks: Justin Southey

 

Opening night:

 

Shopfront:

 

Related Links:

 

– DESIGN INDABA  “Celebrating words”

BEHANCE

TYPOGRAPHY SERVED

 

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READ AND SEE MORE HERE

 

 

AURORA

30.01. – 23.02.2013

 

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‘Aurora’an all-female illustration show by Kirsten Beets, Maria Lebedeva, Adrie Le Roux and Kirsten Sims.

 

Artworks: Adrie Le Roux

 

Artworks: Kirsten Beets

 

Artworks: Kirsten Sims

 

 

Artworks: Maria Lebedeva

 

Opening night:

 

Glimpses of ‘Aurora’ Street view:

 

10and5.com – article: “Kirsten Beets – Aurora
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READ AND SEE MORE HERE

 

I’D RATHER BE SWIMMING

01.12.12 – 26.01.2013

‘I‘d Rather Be Swimming’ End of year Group Salon in association with the  I AM WATER ocean conservation trust, featuring some Salon91 favourites as well as some fresh all-new local talent.

As passionate Ocean lovers, I AM WATER, founded by champion freediver Hanli Prinsloo, strives to share the joy aquatic with as wide an audience as possible. With the help of Salon 91 water will once again take centre stage, as it should! We are all Water, and we all share the opportunity and challenge to protect our last wilderness beneath the waves. The I am Water Ocean Conservation Trust aims to do this through education and awareness, spreading the love and protection of the oceans through introducing South Africans from all walks of life to the ocean environment & important conservation issues.

Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe, best known for her beautiful swimmer sculptures, which were installed at the Sea Point Promenade until recently, will be the guest speaker at the opening.

Salon91 &  I AM WATER will be hosting a beach clean up on Sunday the 20th of January 2013 at 10:00 am. We would love for the Salon91 community & everyone who appreciates nature, art or the ocean to get involved. Please contact us on info@salon91.co.za if you would like to help out.

Artists to be participating in ‘I’d rather be swimming’:

Adam Shear
Adrie Le Roux
Alice Edy
Alice Toich
Ben Winfield
Bruce Mackay
Cameron Richards
Candace Di Talamo
Carla Kreuser
Carlo Milandri
Caroline Mackintosh
Christiaan Conradie
Clinton Osbourn
Donna Solovei
Dylan Culhane
Elsabé Milandri
Elise Wessels
Elize Vossgatter
Emalie Bingham
Emily Jane Long
Fred Clark
Gabby Raaff
Galia Gluckman
Hugh Byrne
Ian Engelbrecht
Jaco Haasbroek
Jade Klara
Jean de Wet
Johke
Jo O’Connor
Justin Southey
Katrin Coetzer
Katrine Claassens
Kirsten Beets
Kirsten Lilford
Kirsten Sims
Lara Feldman
Lisa Firer
Lorraine Loots
Lucie Demoyencourt
Lucinda Mudge
Maaike Bakker
Maria Lebedeva
Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe
Mariëtte Bergh
Marlise Keith In association with Brundyn + Gonsalves
Mia Chaplin
Michael Tymbios
Michele Rolstone
Nicola DeJager
Pascal Paquette
Paul Senyol
Rebecca Haysom
Rikus Ferreira
Rohan Etsebeth
Sarah Pratt
Shan Fischer
Simon Berndt
Susana Paez
Swain Hoogervorst
Warren Lewis
You’ve Changed
Zelda Weber
& more…

 

Artworks – selected overview:

 

Exhibit Images:

Photos by David Hecker

 

Opening night:

 

HAPPY ENDING

01 – 26.11.2012

 

A solo exhibition by Frank van Reenen

Curated by Monique du Preez & Candice Ježek

 

About ‘Happy Ending’ & Frank van Reenen

‘Happy Ending’ sees Frank van Reenen return to Salon91 for his second solo show at the gallery to date. Expect to see a fresh collection of all-new sculptures & paintings rendered in his signature style – iconic, wacky, inventive, humorous, cute & twisted as ever, but on a whole other level. Frank van Reenen at his best!

Frank van Reenen is a renowned contemporary South African artist specializing in the fields of animation, painting and sculpture. His work draws inspiration from a multitude of subjects ranging from toys, pop culture, anime, suburbia, everyday life in SA, to his loyal sidekick Truman, a French Bulldog, who accompanies the artist to his studio and pretty much everywhere else. Van Reenen’s art is characterized by its playfulness, subtle dark humour, candy-coloured appearance, consistently slick presentation & skillful depiction. He works predominantly in enamel on resin and oil on canvas, producing works that range from the diminutive to the gigantic. Frank has exhibited extensively both locally and internationally, therefore earning his works a place in some major local and foreign contemporary art collections. His exhibitions at Salon91 include Lucky Packet (Solo exhibition; November 2009), The Cute Show (Group exhibition; February 2010), Coppertone (Group exhibition; December 2010), & If you let yourself love a wild thing (Group exhibition; December 2011), to mention but a few. The artist is currently based in Cape Town, and works from his studio in Observatory.

 

Preview: Artworks

 

 

“Being Frank” – blog post by Jacki Curates:

 

READ MORE

 

Article: Die Burger – Frank van Reenen
Friday, 2 November 2012

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THE RIVER

04 – 21.04.2012

 

 

An exhibition by Louis Minnaar & Maaike Bakker

From the minds of two young thinkers in a purple-flowered-city
This fantastic tale emerges, mysterious and gritty:
A sloth, on a terrible journey, hoping to recover what he’s lost;
banks will be flooded, lines will be crossed.

Pretorian visual artists Louis Minnaar and Maaike Bakker present a twisting narrative exhibition of collaborative visual artworks complemented by the words of Jaco van der Merwe

 

LOUIS MINNAAR
Based in Pretoria, Louis Minnaar operates as a director, animator, illustrator, graphic designer and general visual artist. He has been practicing as a freelance visual artist since 2005. Since completing his degree in Visual Communication (majoring in video) Louis has produced music videos for artists such as VANCOKE KARTEL, DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES, FLASH REPUBLIC and AKING, as well as taking part in over 40 exhibitions locally and internationally. Louis received the animation prize at the 2008 Mnet Edit Awards for “Henri”, and has been nominated as a finalist in several local and international film & video festivals.

Louis Minnaar returns to Salon91 after his phenomenally successful multi-media solo exhibition Originale hosted by the gallery during June 2009

 

MAAIKE BAKKER
Salon91 is thrilled to welcome the multi-talented, Maaike Bakker from Pretoria, to the gallery for the first time. Bakker holds a BA in Visual Arts, and an MA in Fine Art from the University of Johannesburg. The artist’s creative output ranges from installation & conceptual art to more light-hearted, offbeat illustrations & raw paintings.

Maaike has exhibited in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and Berlin.
She was selected as a finalist for the Sasol New Signatures competition during 2005 and 2009, and also made it to the top 10 of the prestigious Absa L’atelier art competition during 2009.

 

 

“THE RIVER STORY”

One particularly gloomy day, in what may well have been morning
A gentle sloth knew that he was awake, as he heard himself yawning
And, whilst stretching out his tender limbs to meander through the timber
A sudden pang cut through his heart; a dreadful, aching shiver
“I’m done for! All is lost!” he cried, and nearly lost his grip
He saw the wound his claws had made; the wood was bleeding syrup
“What’s the matter, young climber?” boomed the Tree’s golden song
“I’ve never heard you speak before, something must be wrong!”
“It’s hard to s-s-say,” groaned the sloth, in an awful, hoarse stutter
“A piece of my heart has disappeared, a part I c-c-cannot utter”
“I know the feeling, I was once a seed,” hummed the tree compassionately
And then, rather mysteriously, muttered something about a journey
The sloth looked down, his brooding frown reflected in a mirror
And then he knew that what he sought lay below him, in the river

He clutched the water by the tail and plunged into its depths
The currents pulled with all their strength and tried to steal his breath
But he held his nerve, never losing his hold, for sloths are awesome swimmers
And so began his lonely odyssey in the slipstream of the river

Two glowing eyes rose from the deep, a sea monster with razor teeth!
Defeat? Well, if you thought a sloth was always slow, you’d be deceived
With lightning jabs the sloth swung arms designed in ancient warfare
In a matter of moments the leviathan’s corpse sank unknowingly back into its lair

A storm swelled suddenly in the sky above the slippery, silky surface
Sapping the sloth’s self-belief, slowly suffocating his sense of purpose
Storm clouds sliced the river into a ragged, jagged snake, spitting and hissing
As the tempest raged, the sloth regained a small part of what he had been missing

For what seemed like weeks the clouds maintained their shattering downpour
Electric bolts shot through the sky, screaming through the terrible ring of thunder roaring
There was one specific noise that seemed to echo into the sloth’s shuddering chest
A vibration of sound waves that urged him deeper and farther into his quest

Reluctantly, one afternoon the sun peered through the clouds
The sloth rejoiced, he was weak and weary from his efforts not to drown
But within minutes the fiery ball had blazed the riverbank’s mud into dry soil
And fate’s pendulum swung through another dark arc as the river began to boil

The heated silt began to drift haphazardly between the bubbles
Colliding and tangling with debris from the storm in piles of floating rubble
The river swelled, and broke its banks, spilling out to form a giant lake
As the sloth steered for shore, with an empty heart, he wondered if his journey had been a mistake

An undercurrent grabbed his heel, reeling him suddenly outward, just inches from the land
The sloth’s resistance had at last been broken; and the river led him by the hand
The droning voice of breaking water surged from around the approaching bend
And the shattered sloth stretched out limply in the current, ready to embrace his end

It took a while for the sloth to realise that the voice was droning words
The River had been calling his name, waiting patiently to be heard
With faded courage, the sloth succeeded in stammering a faint reply
And, to his greatest surprise, found himself staring into a tremendous eye

“It is I,” said the watery voice, “that you have been swimming in for a time;
I am not what you think I am, in fact most of me is in your mind.”
The sloth recoiled in disbelief as the River gushed into the massive form
Of a silvery blue Snake with glistening scales, war-torn and weather-worn
“I know what it is that you’re missing,” hissed the Snake, “and I might be wrong,
But the thing that you’ve been looking for has been very near you all along.”
The Snake exposed its dripping fangs, drawing its jaws open wide
And with no hesitation, the sloth drew new strength and leapt inside
Being swallowed whole was much like swimming, and the sloth sunk swiftly
Eventually reaching a glimmering Object that he had no difficulty in lifting
And as he held it up in wonder, the River howled out the deepest moan
For underneath the thing the sloth had found was an abyss of ancient stone
And in a few amazing seconds, as only such a body of water could,
The River disappeared, leaving the sloth, alone, feeling relatively good.

 

Exhibition shots The River:
Courtesy of revolution daily.

 

Louis Minnaar Artworks:

 

Maaike Bakker Artworks:

 

Opening night:

 

Litnet – Art Interview:
Louis Minnaar and Maaike Bakker talk about collaboration, illustration and sloths.

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RADAR

14 – 31.03.2012

 

 

A Group Exhibition of Illustration

 

Featured Artists:

Mieke van der Merwe
Jean de Wet
Bruce Mackay
Linsey Levendall
Michael Tymbios

 

The works exhibited during the RADAR show at Salon91 include once-off originals as well as limited edition archival prints by each of the exceptionally talented & proudly local above-mentioned artists. Please enquire with the gallery about availability of works & ordering of prints… info@salon91.co.za

 

Mieke van der Merwe Artworks: 

 

Jean de Wet Artworks:

 

Bruce Mackay Artworks:

Linsey Levendall Artworks:

 

Michael Tymbios Artworks:

 

BEAST IN MIND

18.01 – 11.02.2012

A solo exhibition by Elise Wessels

Beast in mind is an intuitive visual interpretation of the Shadow archetype, as defined by C.G. Jung. While it is proposed that the Shadow may be partially linked to primordial and irrational animal instincts, it is also considered to be the seat of creativity. This concept became the departure point for a series of works by Elise Wessels, which were inspired by South African creatives in whose lives and work the Shadow played a significant role. The use of hybridity is intended to simulate a visual – or even an actual – conversation between the psyche and animal archetypes. With Beast in mind the artist hopes to offer the viewer a key to understanding the intuitive language of the Shadow.

Elise Wessels works as an Illustrator in Cape Town. After spending two and a half years at the Am I Collective studio she now works independently. She completed her Visual Arts Honours degree through the University of South Africa.

MEDIUM: Print, Etching, Light boxes, Works on paper.

Artworks:

THE CENTER CANNOT HOLD

18.01 – 11.02.2012

A solo exhibition by Tamsin Relly

From impressions of the Alberta tar sands to oil rigs, warfare to Wall Street and nostalgic park scenes, Tamsin Relly’s recent etchings explore the relationships between political and economic power structures, every day life and the exploitation of the planet.

Relly’s work reflects on this current time when contemporary global culture is becoming increasingly destabilized and unhinged. Unprecedented ecological devastation and heightened economic and social uncertainty demonstrate that a civilization driven by excessive consumption and greed is struggling to hold.

While drawing from her personal archive and the media, Relly embraces the unpredictable and accidental in printmaking, to present snapshots of urban and natural environments that hint at dissolve and degeneration, thus destabilizing conditioned perceptions of certainty, permanence and progress.

Tamsin Relly is a visual artist working in a variety of media; including paint, print, installation and social intervention. Practicing since 1999, Tamsin has exhibited widely and her work is included in private and corporate collections, locally and abroad, including VISA, Tokara and Hollard in South Africa. Born in Cape Town in 1981, Tamsin relocated to London in 2009 and completed her Masters In Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2011. Relly has participated in a number of exhibitions, including ‘If you let yourself love a wild thing’ a large-scale charity group show (December 2011) & ‘The Center Cannot Hold’ (January 2012) a solo exhibition, at Salon91 in Cape Town, South Africa. Her work was shortlisted for the 2011 Clifford Chance Award for Postgraduate Printmaking in London.

MEDIUM: Etching.

Artworks: