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

 

AMBER MOIR

 

ANDREW SUTHERLAND

 

BERRY MEYER

 

BLACK KOKI

 

BRUCE MACKAY

 

CATHERINE HOLTZHAUSEN

 

CATHY LAYZELL

 

CHLOE TOWNSEND

 

GEORGINA BERENS

 

HEIDI FOURIE

 

JACO HAASBROEK

 

JEANNE HOFFMAN

 

JESSICA BOSWORTH SMITH

 

KATRINE CLAASSENS

 

KIRSTEN BEETS

 

KIRSTEN SIMS

 

LILI PROBART

 

LINSEY LEVENDALL

 

MARELI ESTERHUIZEN

 

MARIA VAN ROOYEN

…to follow

 

MATTHEW PRINS

 

NEBNIKRO

 

PAUL SENYOL

 

 

RENEE ROSSOUW

 

SARAH PRATT

 

TARA DEACON

 

ZARAH CASSIM

INVESTEC CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2018

16.02 -18.02.2018

SALON NINETY ONE | BOOTH B4 | Cape Town International Convention Centre

Featured Artists:
Kirsten Beets
Zarah Cassim
Heidi Fourie
Black Koki
Cathy Layzell
Linsey Levendall
Tahiti Pehrson
Paul Senyol
Kirsten Sims
Maria van Rooyen

 


 

ARTWORKS:

 

BLACK KOKI

 

CATHY LAYZELL

 

COLLABORATION | CATHY LAYZELL AND PAUL SENYOL

 

HEIDI FOURIE

 

KIRSTEN BEETS

 

KIRSTEN SIMS

 

LINSEY LEVENDALL

 

MARIA VAN ROOYEN

 

PAUL SENYOL

 

 

TAHITI PEHRSON

 

ZARAH CASSIM

 


ARTIST BIOS:

Click on links download PDF

ARTIST BIO [CTAF2018] Black Koki

ARTIST BIO [CTAF2018] Cathy Layzell

ARTIST BIO [CTAF2018] Heidi Fourie

ARTIST BIO [CTAF2018] Kirsten Beets

ARTIST BIO [CTAF2018] Kirsten Sims

ARTIST BIO [CTAF2018] Linsey Levendall

ARTIST BIO [CTAF2018] Maria van Rooyen

ARTIST BIO [CTAF2018] Paul Senyol

ARTIST BIO [CTAF2018] Tahiti Pehrson

ARTIST BIO [CTAF2018] Zarah Cassim

 


RELATED LINKS:

INTERVIEW | Pink Skies Keep me Warm | 8th February 2018 | Zarah Cassim on introspection, secrecy and intimacy

 

TREES MAKE FORESTS

02.12.2017 – 20.01.2018

SALON NINETY ONE end-of-year group show in aid of the Peninsula School Feeding Association | Saturday 02 December at 11AM | 91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town

This year, 10% of all sales will go towards the Peninsula School Feeding Association and the many children they support.

Hungry children struggle to concentrate and the deficits of under-nutrition becomes irreversible if not addressed. The Peninsula School Feeding Association provides breakfasts and lunches to 27 270 hungry learners at a total of 160 educational institutions across the Western Cape. These meals provide regular balanced nutrition across all food groups as well as incentive to attend school and to help children focus on their studies. For more information, please visit their website.

For any enquiries, please contact the gallery on 021-424-6930

Exhibiting Artists:
Amber Moir
Andrew Sutherland
Berry Meyer
Black Koki
Carla Kreuser
Cathy Layzell
Donna Solovei
Gabrielle Raaff
Georgina Berens
Gerhard Human
Hanien Conradie
Heidi Fourie
Jaco Haasbroek
Jade Klara
Jeanne Hoffman
Katrine Claassens
Kirsten Beets
Kirsten Lilford
Kirsten Sims
Lara Feldman
Maaike Bakker
Mareli Esterhuizen
Maria Lebedeva
Matthew Prins
Maximillian Goldin
Mieke Van Der Merwe
Natasha Norman
Paul Senyol
Peter Claassens
Sean Gibson
Zarah Cassim

 

ARTWORKS:

AMBER MOIR

ANDREW SUTHERLAND

BERRY MEYER

BLACK KOKI

CARLA KREUSER

COLLABORATION: CATHY LAYZELL | PAUL SENYOL

DONNA SOLOVEI

GABRIELLE RAAFF

GEORGINA BERENS

GERHARD HUMAN

HANIEN CONRADIE

HEIDI FOURIE

JACO HAASBROEK

JADE KLARA

JEANNE HOFFMAN

KATRINE CLAASSENS

KIRSTEN BEETS

KIRSTEN LILFORD

KIRSTEN SIMS

LARA FELDMAN

MAAIKE BAKKER

MARELI ESTERHUIZEN

MARIA LEBEDEVA

MATTHEW PRINS

MAXIMILLIAN GOLDIN

MIEKE VAN DER MERWE

NATASHA NORMAN

PAUL SENYOL

PETER CLAASSENS

SEAN GIBSON

ZARAH CASSIM

 

 

 


 

GUISE OF REALITY

02.08 – 13.09.2017

An exhibition of recent paintings by Zarah Cassim

For her second solo exhibition Guise of Reality, Zarah Cassim has been reading Dostoevky’s 1864 novella Notes from Underground. This Russian set 1800s rambling memoir of a fictional narrator is a thinly veiled attack on Western Philosophy and proposes an alternative consciousness constituted by the anti-hero archetype. It is essentially a modern dystopian text heralding an “existential attitude” – disorientation in the face of a confusing and meaningless world. [1]

It is perhaps curious that a young, contemporary South African painter is reading such a text into the fabric of her paintings, but the act reflects a gesture related to more recent ideas about post-postmodernism, what American author David Foster Wallace (1993) has popularised as “new sincerity.” In line with Dostoevky’s criticism of nihilist in 1860s Russia, “new sincerity” challenges the cynical postmodern view, characterised by irony. [2]

Cassim’s interest in all of this relates to two distinct notions that Dostoevky’s text and Wallace’s critique describe: rebellion and disorientation. Counter to nihilist despair, Cassim sees this rebellion and disorientation as a process of unveiling. She uses the metaphorical forms of natural landscape as the subject for her investigative painting process that is centred on notions of perception. She seeks to evoke a space of sensitivity and reflection for the viewer in her works: the longing of a place just beyond reach or the mute encounter with a blurred horizon. The traditionally held cultural belief in nature and landscape as ‘truth’ (the real or untouched) is relied upon here. She appropriates allusions to the natural as ‘free,’ knowing that the true dynamic of the relationship between human and nature is more complexly related to issues of power, wealth, security and identity. In the tension between these two visions she exposes how reality is constructed through a veil of illusions:

The dynamic of the relationship between human and nature is a space where the illusion we perceive as reality is exposed. [3]

Like Dostoevsky’s use of a fictional narrator, Cassim uses her painting surface to explore an alternative consciousness, rooted in disorientation and fashioned in a rebellion against solely representational marks upon canvas, against inherited modes of constructing order, against the security of seeing: in short, in rebellion with the guise of reality itself.

The artifice of painted spaces is made evident in her dissolving treatment of the medium. Oil paint is applied, sponged away, wiped and diluted with solvent such that the forms she attempts to describe become ever more dreamlike and inaccessible. Layer by layer she peels away the play of illusion to quarry the question of reality itself. Her colour palette is moody, dominated by mysterious dark, inky blues and magenta. Hers is not a utopian project but a darkly imagined space where moments of lightness and darkness hold sway.

Cassim’s interest in the human relationship to nature is grounded in the perceptual practice of painting itself. Her natural landscapes are abstracted to the point that one perceives only what one wishes to see, thus identifying the perceptual play of real and imagined. Cassim’s titling of works also points to this perceptual quandary, being at times ambiguous: Amount of Something, Floating Points and other times specific, yet abstract: Dusk, In the Water, Shadows.

Our postmodernist discourses have successfully exposed how the acts of ordering that we do engender – the genealogical categorisation of plants or the colour coding of our books – these things are only illusions of order and stability, futile gestures that appease us momentarily in the face of a constantly shifting world. Cassim, in line with the contemporary turn, is a sincere analyst of the shifting surface – the place where as an artist she can engage the illusionary nature of perception in order to challenge philosophical notions about reality.

Text: Shifting Surface by Natasha Norman

[1] For further reading see Kaufmann, Walter (1956). Existentialism From Dostoevsky to Sartre. New York: Meridian Books. [2] For a pithy look at this cultural idea see Fitzgerald, Jonathan D. (November 20, 2012). “Sincerity, Not Irony, Is Our Age’s Ethos.” The Atlantic. Retrieved 27.07.17 available here

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TURBINE ART FAIR 2017

13 – 16.07.2107

BOOTH # GH14 | TURBINE ART FAIR

The Turbine Art Fair has established itself as a significant event on the SA Arts Calendar, presenting rare and crucial opportunities to Collectors and Artists alike. This Fair has won us over through its fantastic electric atmosphere, its high level of organization, and most notably in remaining absolutely committed to its intention to promote emerging talent and to nurture a new collectors base, ideas which resonate greatly with the core philosophy of our gallery.

Since its inception in 2008, Salon Ninety One has served as a platform for both emerging and established South African artists of all disciplines to gain exposure through sharing their creativity and vision. The Artists exhibiting with Salon Ninety One have all excelled in their respective fields, with their names quickly gaining recognition across South Africa and abroad. This year we are proud to be representing Andrew Sutherland, Black Koki, Cathy Layzell, Heidi Fourie, Jordan Sweke, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Sims, Linsey Levendall, Paul Senyol and Zarah Cassim. These Artists embody the gallery’s signature style and reflect the astounding growth and promise of local talent.

Salon Ninety One will be exhibiting at the Turbine Art Fair, for the fourth consecutive year bringing accessible, affordable contemporary art from Cape Town to both seasoned collectors and first-time buyers in Johannesburg. Visit us at Booth GH14, Turbine Hall from the 13th to the 16th of July 2017. Please call 021-424-6930 for further information.

 

ARTWORKS:

ANDREW SUTHERLAND

 

BLACK KOKI

 

CATHY LAYZELL