Cape Town Art Guide -21July

“Untwine” at La Galleria

La Galleria hosts Floris van Zyl’s solo art exhibition, Untwine. In this body of work van Zyl focuses on untwining, on taking known shapes apart by painting outside of the lines people draw for themselves and those drawn by society – to let go and detach from outcomes, to allow paint to happen rather than trying to control it.

8 to 23 July, Sat & Sun 11am to 3pm

La Galleria, 7 Bree St, McGregor

076 264 1417

Saturn Return at Salon 91

Salon 91 presents a solo exhibition by Kirsten Sims, entitled Saturn Return. This body of work pushes the expanse of space through the exploration of scale and through the creation of dialogue between big and small works. The Saturn Return is the astrological period in one’s life when the planet Saturn completes its orbit around the Sun, coinciding with the time of one’s birth.

21 June to 29 July, Tuesday to Saturday

Salon Ninety One, 91 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town

021 424 6930

Photo Exhibition by Johnny Lai Sang

Alliance Française du Cap hosts a solo photo exhibition by Johnny Lai Sang, entitled The other side of South African fashion. This exhibition is the result of the last seven years Sang spent covering the various fashion-week events in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

6 to 28 July

Alliance Française du Cap, 155 Loop St, CBD, Cape Town

021 423 5699

Calibrating Wonder at Smith Studio

Smith Studio presents Calibrating Wonder, a multimedia, collaborative group show facilitated by Lyall Sprong that addresses the capability of artworks to elicit positive change. The exhibition is the result of a series of shared activities, workshops and talks amongst a collection of artists and hones in on the idea that material artworks can serve as portals through which change is possible and new possibilities can be accessed.

Until 22 July, Mon to Fri

SMITH Studio, 56 Church St, CBD, Cape Town

021 422 0814

Reversible Journeys – Painting Exhibition

Reversible Journeys is a painting exhibition featuring Muizenberg artists who are painting their way through the turbulent Middle Passage between the comforts of conventional employment and the hazards of fully committed art practice.

Until 31 July, Mon to Fri

The Hive Gallery Space, 37 Palmer Rd, Muizenberg

079 764 7077

How Long is Forever?

A showcase of charcoal, mix media and acrylic on canvas, Fabriano paper and Belgian linen in celebration of Abe Opperman Gallery’s 1st birthday in Cape Town.

Until 31 July

Abe Opperman Gallery, 5 Hudson St, De Waterkant

082 551 9708