The Lovell Gallery will host the Unisa Visual Art Graduate Exhibition on November 2 from 11am to 2pm, to which the public is heartily invited.
One of the artists who will exhibit is Alouette Ferreira, whose portraits aim at addressing numerous social occurrences influenced by time. Ferreira believes in exploring the powers of “the ephemeral and immediate present; how fashion and style as manifested through the global Internet community are metaphors of the immediate present.’’
Ferreira provides her audience with an intriguing portrayal of the unspoken dialogue between different generations within the family, using her own family as the source of production for this work. Her five-piece body of work incorporates older generations with the present generation in narrative scenes.
Idelett de la Bat’s concern with the psychological understanding and richness of the inner child mind, led her to create a body of installation work titled ‘Blue Wonder’. “When a child’s development is arrested, when feelings are repressed, especially the feelings of shame, anger and hurt, a person grows up to be an adult with a shamed, angry, hurt child inside of him,” the artist has been quoted as saying. Through her work, De la Bat reveals fragments of “see me, hear me and allow me to be, in terms of psychological processes.
“From what was revealed, the child could be reconstructed and like in an archeological excavation, presented in order to acknowledge her existence,” De la Bat has said.
Ayesha Price’s video installation titled ‘Save the Princess’ integrates layers of animation, footage and stills. Price writes about her work: “Princess Vlei is a wetland in an urban area and a specific site of trauma, inextricably linked to the displacement of people and currently, under real threat of destruction by commercial development.”
Through the use of multiple exposures, the work situates the viewer in close proximity to the anxiety of impending violation and “freedom/release” from cycles of trauma.
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The Lovell Gallery is situated on 139 Albert Rd, Woodstock.