Monday, October 14, 2013


in partnership with Spier

invites you to the opening of three exhibitions

Co-curated by Chantal Louw and Sarah Walters

John Bauer ,Yogi de Beer, Paul de Jongh, Lisa Firer, Louise Gelderblom, Christo Giles, Ralph Johnson, Hennie Meyer, Nina Shand, Rebecca Townsend, Clementina van der Walt, David Walters, Sarah Walters

Jo O’Connor

Robyn Denny

Opening on Monday, 21 October at 18:00
Exhibition closes on 14 November at 17:00

In Still Life co-curated by Chantal Louw and Sarah Walters, a collection of ceramic objects by 12 ceramicists becomes a sculptural landscape. The curves and angles of the whole are read with clarity while the individual is displayed. Still life an exhibition of ceramic forms, some functional, some not, has been curated into an exhibition installation. The display allows the individual pieces to oscillate between functional object and sculptural form.

Jo O’Connor employs the Long Gallery with a collection of portraits. Using wood as the primary medium, the individual faces have been simplified, rendered in oils onto the wooden surface. The wood grain acts as both a support and a camouflage creating a tension whereby the individuals painted move between blending into the natural environment and being visible.

Robyn Denny presents Beasts of Burden in the Artsstrip. This series of work engages with the shock, beauty and pathos of the biological contingency. By evoking a theme of violence and brutality versus fragility and vulnerability, a dynamic paradox is animated through the use of ink & gouache.



These are my works for this exhibition. Although they look like 2 dimensional paintings in the images depicted on the blog, they consist, in fact, of individual ceramic vessels which make up an installation.

Titled Homage to Morandi I and II, they are inspired by the Italian painter Giorgio Morandi (July 20, 1890 – June 18, 1964 )and in a way, are Morandi-type paintings come to life!

The Association for Visual Arts Gallery
35 Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa
Gallery hours: Weekdays 10h00 to 17h00,
Saturdays 10h00 to 13h00
Closed Sundays and public holidays
Phone: +27-21 424-7436,

Fax: +27-21 423-2637,


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