The group exhibition ‘Painterly’ can be seen at The Gallery at Grande Provence Winery in Franschhoek from September 9 until the 30th.
The term painterly is used to describe a painting done in a style that embraces, shows and celebrates the medium it’s created in, rather than trying to hide the act of creation.
In centuries past, painters worked hard to eliminate or conceal any evident brush marks or texture in a painting, blending and smoothing to hide all evidence of how the painting was created.
According to the Tate Gallery’s Glossary, the term painterly “carries the implication that the artist is revelling in the manipulation of the oil paint itself and making the fullest use of its sensuous properties.”
Featured Artists in this exhibition curated by Aidon Westcott include: Eric Duplan, Anton Karstel, Paula van Coller Lowe, Jenny Parsons, Adrian Owen, Jan Schutte, Hannes van Zyl, Bretten Anne Moolman, Marinda Combrinck, Cedric Vanderlinden, Annelie Venter, Lori Schappe-Youens, Isabella Kuijers, Diane McLean, Estelle Marais, Greta McMohan, Mathew Brittan, Wendy Gabba, Jonathan Silverman, Cobus van Bosch. Jaco Roux, Olaf Bisschoff and Lizza Littlewort.
* The Gallery can be found on Main Rd, Franschhoek.