Cape Town Salon 2017/2018 and The Gift of Water by SaySay.Love are the exhibitions billed for December 2017 and running into January 2018 at the AVA Gallery.
The Cape Town Salon 2017/2018 in the AVA Main Gallery
Following up on previous years’ tributes to Rose Korber’s annual Salon exhibitions, the Cape Town Salon 2017/2018 opened on Thursday, December 14 and will run for the duration of the festive season.
A wide range of paintings, prints, installations, videos and items of jewellery will be on display and for sale at affordable prices. Participating artists include Siwa Mgoboza (see photo above), Wandile Mesatywa, Benjamin Haskins, Grier Valley, David Brits, Claudia Shneider, Thina Dube, Beezy Bailey and another two dozen or so ground-breaking talents.
The vibrancy of local art – its playfulness, but also its colourful social suss – is the thread that runs through the exhibition. It is the only time in the year that the AVA’s Selection Committee and Gallery staff showcase their individual preferences of art work of the moment.
The Gift of Water, Chapter Two by SaySay.Love in the AVA Salon Room
Following his first exhibition in Cape Town, artist SaySay.Love will exhibit his latest body of work, comprised of new prints and his most recognized artworks, in the Salon Room. Inspired by the natural world around him, SaySay returns the favour to his source of inspiration, as well as the global source of life; water, in hope that the work inspires thoughtfulness and awareness.
Since launching his journey as an artist, SaySay has been documenting nature’s most precious and inspiring occurrences, translating his experiences into an aesthetic feast for the eyes.
His visual abstraction achieves a mystique that is often undocumented within photography – a medium most known for its realism and accuracy. The Gift of Water, Chapter Two promises to be a creative extension of SaySay’s unique style, including larger than life images and awe-inspiring compositions.
WHERE: AVA Gallery, Church Street, Cape Town 8001.
PHOTO: Siwa Mgoboza
Les Etres D’Africadia III Jamezeena Bulloza (2017); Inkjet Photographic Epson on Natural Paper; 59.4 cm x 42 cm x 3.5 cm