David Krut Print Workshop
Sep12

David Krut Print Workshop

Check out the printing workshop details by David Krut. Be sure to make a note of the beautiful collectibles you could purchase. It’s been more than 3 years since Senzo Shabangu started printing with the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) in Johannesburg. Senzo arrived in this African metropolis from Driefontein in Mpumalanga, hoping to become a pilot. However, the route to flying was harder than he expected. The daily reality of people living in Johannesburg also moved him, and he realised that producing art was a means both to making a comment on the situations surrounding him as well as a possible way to support himself. He studied printmaking at Artist’s Proof Studio before starting to make monotypes with DKW in 2010. He is now a regular collaborator with DKW and has not forgotten his dream of soaring, as he is currently taking flying lessons too. Senzo works primarily in the relief linocut method. He has an expressive style of carving that radiates with energy and vitality. This vibrancy is further enhanced by his use of strong and bold sways of colour, that provide the viewer with rich surfaces, thus balancing his expressive mark making. He uses deep scarlets, velvety golds and royal blues. Much of Senzo’s work speaks of his journey to Johannesburg and becoming a resident of this bustling urban environment. These vibrant linocuts therefore echo the African energy that is so familiar to those who have experienced this lively city. Take Me Away from the City III depicts the Johannesburg skyline constructed on top of a suitcase, which can be read to refer to the artist moving to the city, his new home, or constantly carrying the city with him, his new urban identity. Much of this artist’s work is inspired by social unrest and issues that affect the average South African on a daily basis. Vusumuzi Mandlakayise represents a man carrying his possessions with him in a ‘Jozi bag’ in one hand and the burden of three humans wrapped tightly in a towel on his back. The figures being carried on the back refer directly to his mother, his wife and his son. It symbolises the stress and responsibility that he carries by being the breadwinner in his family, as is the case for many men in South Africa. The struggles and battles of daily life are further investigated in Shabangu’s print, Checkmate. The print is dominated by a large, bold scarlet chess piece hovering in mid-air, waiting to be launched in a new direction, on a giant chess board that echoes a Johannesburg landscape. It evokes ‘a game of life’ in which pieces are...

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Tierney Fellow Exhibition Lebohang Kganye
Jul30

Tierney Fellow Exhibition Lebohang Kganye

Ke Lefa Laka A solo exhibition by Tierney Fellow Lebohang Kganye Opening: 7 August 2013 8 August – 11 September Walkabout: 24 August, 10h30 The Photo Workshop Gallery The Tierney Fellowship at the Market Photo Workshop  in partnership with the Tierney Family Foundation was awarded to alumni Lebohang Kganye for 2012/2013. The goal of this project is to award an aspiring photographer the opportunity to develop their career and skills through this unique mentorship programme. The Tierney Fellowship creates an ideal space for a photographer to develop such a body of work. Ke lefa laka is Kganye’s first solo exhibition and features work from a year’s research into her family history using family photographs, testimonies from family members as well as personal narratives. She has been mentored by Nontobeko Ntombela and Mary Sibande. For more information, please contact: Molemo Moiloa Market Photo Workshop Tel: +27 (0)11 834 1444 e-mail: molemom@marketphotoworkshop.co.za www.marketphotoworkshop.co.za The Market Photo Workshop is a division of The Market Theatre Foundation. Represent will be there, hope we see you there in honor of Lebohang’s amazing...

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Wilhelm Saayman presents…
May02

Wilhelm Saayman presents…

In Season Five Everyone Dies Join us for the opening on Wednesday 15 May 2013 (18:00 – 20:00) Wilhelm Saayman will be present at the opening. In his statement he said; In season five the whole cast, lured by the promise of incredible riches, boarded a plane and set off for an island where a madman hid his treasure centuries ago. The aircraft crashed, and the surviving passengers ended up eating one another until only one man was left: me. Where? In season five everyone dies Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town 2013 A Drawn Conclusion North-West University Botanical Garden Gallery, Potchefstroom 2013 King for a Day Gallery Art on Paper, Johannesburg 2012 Joburg Art Fair Johannesburg 2012 Joburg Art Fair Johannesburg 2011 The Wrong Pills Gallery Art on Paper, Johannesburg 2011 Draw Links Gallery Art on Paper, Johannesburg 2010....

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Exhibition by Nicholas Hlobo
Apr23

Exhibition by Nicholas Hlobo

STEVENSON Johannesburg presents a solo exhibition by Nicholas Hlobo this Thursday 25th April from 6-8pm. For information visit: www.stevenson.co.za....

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Group Exhibition at the Momo Gallery
Nov14

Group Exhibition at the Momo Gallery

Don’t miss this exceptional Group Exhibition at the wonderful Momo Gallery running till the year runs out! 08.11.2010 – 31.12.2010 Theresa-Anne Mackintosh, Rodney Place, Lyndi Sales, Mary Sibande, Ransome Stanley (UK) Momo Gallery 52 7th Avenue Parktown North Johannesburg Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm Sat:...

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