Re:SOURCE in Theme, Essence and Medium
The artworks for re:SOURCE were selected due to the impression that their creation came from a deep, authentic, original source or core. Not merely a study in light, pattern, colour or composition, it almost seems to offer a glimpse at a metaphysical source of life, energy, force or passion. On another level some of the works also refer to the depletion of resources through human over-consumption.
A 3D Interactive Group Exhibition curated by Janet Botes.
From 25 February
State of the Art Online Gallery, Tel: (021) 801 4710 / 072 470 9272
Smitten by Theo Paul Vorster
Art in the Forest presents Theo Paul Vorster’s ‘Smitten’. Inspired by the month of love, this exhibition combines linocuts by famed artist Theo Paul Vorster and ceramics by Art in the Forest resident artist Madoda Fani showing symbolic meanings of love, sayings and quotes.
Until 31 March
ART in the FOREST, Cecilia Forest, Off Constantia Nek, Tel: (021) 794 0284
Mark Dion & Context Exhibition by Fabian Saptouw
Concurrent to his visit is Context- a show curated by Michaelis lecturer Fabian Saptouw. The work on the show investigates the book and its text as an artwork.
Until 7 March
Michaelis Galleries, University of Cape Town, 31 – 37 Orange Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 480 7170
The Raging Storm
Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Nigel Kennedy, Peter Gabriel, The Cranberries, Black Sabbath, Audioslave, The Mars Volta, Anthrax, Catherine Wheel, Alan Parsons, Ian Dury, Steve Miller, Disco Biscuit, Biffy Clyro and others.
Until 10 March -R40
6 Spin Street, opposite Church Square, Cape Town Central, Tel: (021) 461 0666
On the Beat – Photography Now
Our first exhibition for 2012 features works by photographers recently shown at Photo LA art fair, including Melanie Cleary, David Lurie, Erik Chevalier, Lindeka Qampi, Jurgen Schadeberg and Gary Van Wyk. We are thrilled to announce that Cleary’s photograph Piano Girl from her new series Home Schooling was a firm favourite with visitors and collectors at the fair.
Until 25 February
Erdmann Contemporary & the Photographers Gallery, 63 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 422 2762
Rose Korber’s 20th Art Salon
Among the renowned artists exhibiting on the Art Salon and who are regular participants at international biennales, art fairs and ‘blockbuster’ shows on five continents are William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas, Sam Nhlengethwa, Zwelethu Mthethwa and Claudette Schreuders.
Other notable names that have become increasingly well-known both locally and abroad
Until End of February
Rose Korber Art, 48 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
On the Beat
A selection of fine photography, a selection of fine photography, in a combination of styles and genres. Included is Melanie Cleary’s Piano Girl, from a series entitled Home Schooling, which was launched at Photo LA art fair at the beginning of this year. Melanie Cleary, David Lurie, Erik Chevalier, Lindeka Qampi, Jurgen Schadeberg, Gary Van Wyk Ruvan Boshoff, Mikhael Subotzky, Geoffrey Grundlingh & Hugo Platt.
Until 25 February
Erdmann Contemporary & Photographers Gallery, 63 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 422 2762
Perceptions of Beauty by Dion Cupido
Our perceptions of celebrities are mostly influenced by the images and information that we are exposed to through the various media that we consume – willingly and unwillingly. Besides the limited information that it offers, there is also a decision aspect at work, meaning that we are exposed to someone else’s perception or decision of what we will like or appreciate” says Cupido.
Until 27 February
Worldart Gallery, 54 Church Street, Tel: (021) 423 3075 / 082 901 5045
Presenting abstract paintings of two of our leading contemporary local artists, Gavin Risi and Frans Smit. The Gallery is proud to also showcase sculptures by Richard Forbes, Uwe Pfaff and Jacques Dhont in The Gallery and The Project Room.
‘The Cathedral’ features the rarely seen collage ‘Emit’ by Gavin Risi and offers visitors the opportunity to view his paintings in context to this monumental artwork. In addition, a large selection of artworks, by eminent South African artists, is on display in The Cathedral.
Until 7 March @ 10am – 6pm (Open Daily @ 10am – 6pm
The Gallery @ Grande Provence, Tel: (021) 876 8630
Go Big or Go Home – Artist Will Alves & Lisa T
“We’ve been painting and exhibiting together since our Jo’burg days back in 2000. You would have found us on a Sunday morning at the Rosebank Rooftop Market, hungover from painting all night, covered in paint, with still drying-extra-large-bright and funky pop-paintings, leaning against any available pillar, ready to shock every passer by with outlandish crazy art.
Sunset Beach Studio, Café Manhattan, 74 Waterkant Street, Green Point, Tel: (021) 421 6666
An exhibition of black and white photographs taken by controversial Italian anthropologist Lidio Cipriani (1892-1962).
Until 30 April 2012
Iziko Slave Lodge, Tel: (021) 481 3836