The solo exhibition ‘Where The Light Shines Through’ by Duncan Stewart is currently on show at Art in the Yard in Franschhoek.
“We live in exciting times, often turbulent and regularly confusing. Rarely before in the history of the world, have we been able to collectively experience on a global scale this amount of upheaval and uncertainty. We live in the midst of these challenging realities. What am I to do? What are we to do? Artists can shine their beam of light on contemporary issues and in so doing provide opportunities for deeper understanding or simple moments that restore a communal sense of hope, gratitude and peace,” Stewart shares about the exhibition.
The subject of ‘light’ carries deep symbolisms and can be interpreted either literally or figuratively/conceptually. These positions provide an interesting starting point from which to compare and explore the subject of where the light shines through.
“Literally, we understand that it is light that defines, gives shape, form and colour to the world around us. Without light we would not be able to function or move and live. A conceptual interpretation goes deeper, expressing thoughts and ideas that require a deeper understanding as in, ‘we see the light’ or a ‘light bulb moment’ – it speaks of that eureka, ah-ha moment, a revelation or illumination of some once-hidden, ungraspable truth or reality,” continues the promotional materials.
Engage with this exhibition and uncover its cryptic clues until October 19.
Gallery times: 9.30pm to 5pm’
Art in the Yard can be found on 38 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek.
For more information, call 021 876 4280; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit artintheyard.co.za.