Karla van Veeden
Monday, 17 November 2014
2014 Unisa Durban Visual Arts and Multimedia Students Exhibition Opening on TUESDAY, 25 November at 6/6:30p.m
2014 Unisa Durban Visual Arts and Multimedia Students Exhibition
Opening on TUESDAY, 25 November at 6/6:30p.m
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Anthea Martin and Catherine Stempowski will give a walkabout
of their drawing exhibition "The Earth Laughs"
on Saturday, 15 November at 12:00p.m.
Monday, 10 November 2014
Monday, 27 October 2014
“On a Small Scale” A pop up mini exhibition by Marianne Meijer Opens on Monday, 3 November at 6/6:30p.m.
In the Corridor Space:
“On a Small Scale”
Every year I seem to see more colour and detail in a person’s skin than I ever did before. People are filled with such complex emotions, which as as an artist I try to express.
There is so much to capture in a person’s identity, so much that speaks through eyes and other facial expressions. That’s what I try to reveal in my drawings and paintings.
In the Middle Gallery:
“The Earth Laughs”
Anthea Martin and Catherine Stempowski
Memento mori (Latin 'remember that you will die’).
“My drawings try to reflect the art of detachment from the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits, with reference to the evidence of life on earth which dates back to 3000 million years. There have been 5 mass extinctions on the way. We as a species are just a small part of this and if we vanish, the earth will laugh, recover and carry on"
(.Dennett. D.C. Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking. Beware of the Prime Mammal.43.)
Catherine Stempowski draws on her personal experience with the landscape from the Central Drakensberg, specific areas in the Limpopo Province, Mozambique and her garden. Through charcoal drawing she explores the spaces between, the lost spaces, the hidden places. This allows negative space to define the subject of rocks, plants, earth and sky."Without light there are no shadows, there is no form" she explains. Through her drawings one sees how moving light (the sun) fragments structure, redefines shapes, and sets new horizons: a constant rebirth, an ever-changing memory. Stempowski believes that she has to be barefoot to hear the earth laugh.
Opening talk by Dr. John Roome, Durban University of Technology Fine Art Senior Lecturer