ON SHOW AT GALLERY 2
Opening ---- November 10th
11:30 for 12:00
10th of November 2018 - 31 January 2019
SEE ART: Contemporary Drawing
A GROUP EXHIBITION
CURATED by DEREK ZIETSMAN
Mathabe, Alex Hamilton, Audrey Anderson, Bevan de Wet, Carl Jeppe, Collin Cole, David Paton, Diane Victor, Dina
Kroon, Eric Duplan , Gordon Froud, Helena Hugo, Hermann Niebuhr, Ivy Grobler,
Izanne Wiid, Kyra Papé, Leanne Olivier, Lehlogonolo Mashaba , Linda Hess, Linda Rademan, Lothar
Böttcher, Mandy Coppes-Martin, Marcus Neustetter, Maria Lebedeva, Marianna
Keyser, Nhlanhla Nhlapo, Nico
Ras, Nicolas Durocher-Yvon, Paul Mantzios, Pauline Gutter, Ramarutha Makoba,
Rosemary Joynt, Setlamorago Mashilo, Verna du Toit, Wayne Matthews, Wessel van
Huyssteen, Themba Khumalo, Gideon Appah
drawing has been at the core of all artistic processes since the dawn of
art-making, it has only comparatively recently attained full status as an art
practice in its own right. This exhibition acknowledges the central role of
drawing in artmaking with a focus on South Africa.
Vasari, a famous Renaissance artist and painter, was eloquent on the importance
of drawing in the
field of fine art. Vasari states, “Drawing… is the necessary beginning of
everything [in art], and not having it, one has nothing.”
practice of drawing has changed over the last four decades. Since the 1970s
mainly technology changes have reshaped our political and social worlds, such
as the rapid rise of digital technology, instant global connectedness, enhanced
mobility, the internet, social media. Artmaking has adapted to these new
paradigms. The styles, materials, and forms of artmaking have expanded, and
drawing has further entrenched its status as a recognised self-sufficient art
form – drawing has broadened our assumptions about art.
quote Anita Taylor, director of the Jerwood Drawing Prize and dean of Bath
School of Art and Design, “The need to understand the world through visual
means would seem more acute than ever; images transcend the barriers of
language, and enhance communications in an increasingly globalised world.”
now enjoys a visibility so evident it seems almost organic, essential; a practice
that can identify with, and fulfill the expressive needs of today's artists.
exhibition, SEE ART: Contemporary Drawing, will be displayed in a salon-style. The
salon-style of displaying artworks originated in the 1700s when artists were
given an opportunity to hang their work in a public venue. The works are
displayed close together, floor to ceiling and in a non-linear fashion. During
the exhibition period, viewers will be able to buy artwork and take it with
them when they leave the gallery.
overarching aim of SEE ART: Contemporary Drawing is to challenge established
traditions of artistic practice. The exhibition will not represent a
stylistically coherent body of work, but rather a variety in modes of
mark-making, where artists redefine materials and conceptual conditions of mark-making.
expect a variety of approaches. Some artists may foreground social commentary
and insight as the essential components of their artworks; while others focus
on the materials themselves, or on symbolizing or clarifying ideas and creating
new concepts of “drawing”.
definition of “drawing” has been reinterpreted to incorporate anything
involving mark-making on any surface and by whatever means. The intention is
for the diversity of methods and media in the exhibition to provoke debate;
there will hopefully be works which push the boundaries of traditional “drawing”
– some may even conceivably be identified as sculpture, painting, and digital or
ART: Contemporary Drawing attempts to make visible the artist’s exercise of
imagination, or mind, on line - an approach that, even though it may seem
nebulous, must still not detract in any way from the quality of the work on exhibition.
Please join us on Thursday, the 10th
of November, at Gallery 2 for the opening of this group exhibition
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