After decades of providing local and overseas art collectors with quality contemporary South African art, Rose Korber sold her house last year, which also housed her art gallery and hosted the well-known annual summer ‘Art Salon’. Regardless of this dramatic change, Korber continued to share her passion and knowledge of art with her many local and international clients and guests.
Invited by a group of young and enthusiastic go-getters from Provenance Auction House and their associated gallery, Korber accepted their offer to collaborate with them as senior curator and art investment consultant. Together they opened their first salon-style exhibition on May 7, which continues until to June 5.
Housed in a striking Art Deco building with anthracite painted walls at No 8 Vrede Street, off Hatfield Street, Gardens, adjacent to the SA National Gallery and the Jewish Museum, one enters the building through its five meter hand crafted copper front doors into an eclectic mix of fine furniture, carpets and items of quality ready for auction. You are welcome to peruse this area before, or after visiting The Rose Korber Art exhibition.
By contrast the white washed walls and floors of the exhibition space extends to three levels where over 25 acclaimed artist’s works are presented, not unlike Korber’s former salons.
Amongst the exhibiting artists are: William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas, Deborah Bell, Robert Slingsby, Sam Nhlengethwa, Wendy Anziska, Kevin Atkinson, Beezy Baily, Willie Bester, Norman Catherine, Christo Coetzee, John Kramer and Pamela Stretton.
There are ceramics by Louise Gelderblom and Laura Du Toit, photography by Stephen Inggs and beaded necklaces by Gordon
Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm; and Saturdays from 9am to 12.30pm. Sundays and public holidays by appointment.
On Saturday, May 30, at 10.30am, there will be a “walk and talk about” with Rose Korber and artists Robert Slingsby, Louise Gelderblom and Gordon Radowsky at the Gallery. It’s an open invitation, so all