Archive: Issue No. 64, December 2002

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JOHANNESBURG
01.12.02 Origins of Form at Warren Siebrits
01.12.02 End of year and Artist Proof at Art on Paper
01.12.02 Monomotapa at Bag Factory
01.12.02 Bruce Mortimer at PhotoZA
15.11.02 Where Does Outside Become Inside at Art on Paper
15.11.02 Norman Catherine at the Goodman Gallery
15.11.02 The Magical Other at the Kim Sacks Gallery
15.11.02 New Acquisitions at Gallery on the Square
01.11.02 Jürgen Schadeberg and Anneke Laurie at PhotoZA

PRETORIA
01.12.02 Between the Lines at Minds-i
15.11.02 DaimlerChrysler Award: Jane Alexander at Pretoria Art Museum
JOHANNESBURG

Cecil Skotnes

Cecil Skotness
'Landscape Remebering the Past 4', 2001
Incised woodpanel with pigment 122 x 122 cm


Origins of Form at Warren Siebrits

The highly anticipated follow-up to Warren Siebrits's superlative debut show, 'States of Emergence'. Taking its cue from the initiatives of the Amadlozi, a grouping of young sculptors who banded together in 1963, the show looks at the achievement of successive generations of sculptors and their contribution to the form and content of local sculpture.

The show includes representative works by Edoardo Villa, Cecil Skotnes, Sydney Kumalo, Cyprian Shilakoe, Zimbabwe's Nicholas Mukomberanwa, Jackson Hlungwane, Nelson Mukhuba and Johannes Maswanganyi. As Siebrits writes in the accompanying catalogue: "In our general spirit of inferiority we continue to wait for international approval and acceptance before we are prepared to acknowledge aspects of our own heritage." Both timely and superbly pieced together, this show offers a good insight into a somewhat unacknowledged aspect of our artistic heritage.

Opens: November 7
Closes: January 25, 2003

Warren Siebrits Modern and Contemporary Art
140 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg
Tel: 011. 327-0000
Fax: 011. 327-5999
E-mail: seymour23@icon.co.za
Hours: Wednesday to Friday 12 - 6 pm, Saturday 12 - 4 pm


Rants'o Modikoe

Rants'o Modikoe
Underground
Etching and monoprint
440 x 297mm


End of year and Artist Proof at Art on Paper

Art on Paper closes their year with an exhibition of small prints, drawings and watercolours by a bunch of great names. There are postcard size paintings on paper by Robert Hodgins, Lorcan White and Colbert Mashile, miniature narrative paintings by Erika Hibbert, small computer prints by Wayne Barker, small-scale drawings by Judith Mason and Claudette Schreuders, little abstract works by Clifford Charles and Wendy Vincent, cut paper miniatures by Rosemarie Marriott, small prints by Elza Miles, Osiah Masekoameng, Giulio Tambellini and many more.

'Down-the-stairs' students from Newtown's Artist Proof Studio show their printmaking skills. Called 'Heritage', the exhibition showcases students who are finishing their studies at the studio. Esther Siyema, Nico Ncube, Themba Mnguni, Edwin Khotsoane, Moses Maseko and Rants'o Modikoe depict women's issues, township life, labour and jazz in their prints. (This exhibition closes on December 12.)

Opens: November 30
Closes: December 17

Art on Paper, 8 Main Road, Melville (next to Outer Limits bookshop)
Tel: 011 726 2234
Email: mwartonp@mweb.co.za
Hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm




Monomotapa at Bag Factory

Fordsburg's Bag Factory hosts an exhibition called Monomotapa, which includes work by their artists in residence: Ann Gollifer (Botswana), Maren Schafner(Switzerland), and Margarita Adalid (Mexico).

Opens: December 11

Bag Factory, 10 Minnaar Street, Newtown
Tel/fax: (011) 834 9181
Email: bagfactory@acenet.co.za
Website: www.bagfactoryart.org.za
Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm, Sat 10am - 1pm


Bruce Mortimer

Bruce Mortimer
Untitled
Handprinted fibre-based black and white photograph


Bruce Mortimer at PhotoZA

Educated in the earth sciences, Bruce Mortimer channels his knowledge creatively through his black and white landscape photographs. He works with panoramic cameras, shooting both horizontal and vertical long compositions.

Opens: December 8
Closes: January 15

PhotoZA, 177 Oxford Road, Upper Level, Mutual Square, Rosebank (the old CD Warehouse)
Tel: (011) 880 0833 or 083 229 4327 or 082 533 7143 (Michelle Rock)
Email: info@photoza.co.za
Website: www.photoza.co.za
Hours: Tues to Fri 11 a.m - 5 p.m, Sun 11 a.m - 3 p.m


Giulio Tambellini

Giulio Tambellini
Root
Etching/monoprint


Where Does Outside Become Inside at Art on Paper

Giulio Tambellini shows large woodcuts, etchings, drawings and artist's books. Outside refers to explicit depictions of flesh, while inside nods to his exploration of anatomy and spirituality. Rigid shapes and flowing lines interact more in these works than in previous series'. His books are detailed and unique and showcase some of his photographic work, and his woodcuts are very large, but hand processed; this is a personal, exquisite, graphic exhibition. Tambellini has been an Atelier merit award winner and is in the collections of several SA museums and well as corporate collections.

Art on Paper, 8 Main Road, Melville (next to Outer Limits bookshop)
Tel: 011 726 2234
Email: mwartonp@mweb.co.za
Hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm


Norman Catherine

Norman Catherine
Piscivorous, 2002
Oilstick on paper
126 x 87 cms


Norman Catherine at the Goodman Gallery

New work - bronze sculptures, small figurines, relief work and oil stick on paper - from this prolific and popular artist.

Opens: November 16
Closes: December 21

See Reviews

Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood
Tel: 011 788 1113
Fax: 011 788 9887
Email: goodman@iafrica.com
Hours: Tues - Fri 9.30 a.m - 5 p.m, Sat 9.30 a.m - 4 p.m




The Magical Other at the Kim Sacks Gallery

A slightly wafty - 'you'll see the craft that sings of other worlds' - but not entirely without merit ceramics exhibition. Katherine Glenday, Hennie Meyer, Tania Babb, Carla Wasserthal, Beverly Price, Karen Sinovich and Jane Young.

Opens: November 16
Closes: December 9

Kim Sacks Gallery, 153 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood
Tel: (011) 447 5804
Email: kim@kimsacksgallery.com




New Acquisitions at Gallery on the Square

Just in time for Christmas, this gallery stocks up on more of its usual fare: David Hockney, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Edoardo Villa and William Kentridge. All original etchings, lithographs and ceramics from these and other well-known artists.

Opens: November 16

Gallery On The Square, Shop 32, Sandton Square
Tel: 011 784 2847/8
Fax: 011 784 2849
Email: gots@mweb.co.za
Website: www.galleryonthesquare.co.za
Hours: Mon - Thurs 10 a.m - 6 p.m, Fri - Sat 9 a.m - 2 p.m, Sun 10 a.m - 2 p.m


Jurgen Schadeberg

Jürgen Schadeberg
The Trance Dance
Silver toned archival print


Jürgen Schadeberg and Anneke Laurie at PhotoZA

Jurgen Schadeberg exhibits his photographs of the San people in the Main Gallery. Anneke Laurie shows Children of the Limelight in the Lounge Gallery. Schadeberg's black and white photos document San rituals, and Laurie's exhibition was photographed at the Catherine Robson children's home and created in collaboration with the children.

Opening: November 10
Closing: December 6

PhotoZA, 177 Oxford Road, Upper Level, Mutual Square, Rosebank (the old CD Warehouse)
Tel: (011) 880 0833 or 083 229 4327 or 082 533 7143 (Michelle Rock)
Email: info@photoza.co.za
Website: www.photoza.co.za
Hours: Tues to Fri 11 a.m - 5 p.m, Sun 11 a.m - 3 p.m

PRETORIA

Janet Wilson

Janet Wilson


Between the Lines at Minds-i

'Between the Lines' follows on from Wilson's last exhibition (in 2000), 'Icon to Index', in which the image of Nelson Mandela gradually became less distinct as a portrait throughout her series of screenprints. 'Between the Lines' takes the relationship between the abstract form and the imagination of the viewer a step further. Classically, lines -- or stripes -- are used to denote order, demarcating space and a sense of inclusion or exclusivity. In South Africa, colour -- and the colour line -- has carried overtly political and ideological connotations. In this series of screenprints, Wilson's deliberate ridiculing of both subject and colour shifts the onus of identity to the observer.

Opens: 6.15 pm, Wednesday, November 27
Closes: December 2

Minds-i Art Space, Shop 63, Brooklyn Square, Middel Street Pretoria
Tel: 012. 346-5131
Website: www.minds-i.co.za
Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am - 6 pm


Jane Alexander

Jane Alexander
African Adventure
1999-2002
Installation view, Cape Town Castle


DaimlerChrysler Award: Jane Alexander at Pretoria Art Museum

Not much more need be said: A must-see exhibition of Alexander's award-winning anthropomorphic 'African Adventure' series, fresh from showings in Germany. Fourteen figures, numerous objects, video presentations, 10 large-format and 15 small-format photomontages form part of the installation.

Also showing here through November and December is the Sophia Grey Memorial Exhibition, featuring work by famous South African architects.

See story on the Berlin opening

See Reviews

Closes: January 12

Pretoria Art Museum, corner Schoeman and Wessels streets, Arcadia
Tel: 012 344 1807/8
Fax: 012 344 1809
Email: artmuseum@pretoriagov.za
Website: www.pretoria.gov.za/pam
Hours: Tues, Thur - Sat 10am - 5pm, Wed 10am - 8pm, Sun 12pm - 5pm

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