AVA Gallery – 3 solo exhibitions open on 23 September

By philip
20 September 2013

Three solo art exhibitions featuring Elize Vosgatter, Hentie vand der Merwe and Lara Feldman open at the AVA Gallery on Monday 23.

ONCE THERE WAS AND ONCE THERE WAS NOT – Elize Vossgatter
with opening address by Andrew Lamprecht, Senior Lecturer at Michaelis School of Fine Art UCT

SELFSHOTS – Hentie van der Merwe

ROADSCAPES – Lara Feldman

Fascinated by folklore and the cautionary tales of old, Elize Vossgatter paints a story with no beginning, or end, somewhere between the alchemy of materiality and the gesture of hand – characters are birthed and morality is reflected on. The beautiful and the grotesque, stand within the picture plane as monuments and memorials to humanness, painterly contradiction, social success and failure.

Hentie van der Merwe presents Selfshots in the Long Gallery. A series of faces produced through an elaborate process of appropriation, reflection and manipulation. Selecting images posted online, taken by individuals capturing their own reflections by way of mirror or cellphone camera, van der Merwe reconstructs this images, offering the viewer a new face, one that metaphorically and technically investigates and re-presents this contemporary social phenomenon of sharing private moments on public platforms.

Roadscapes a series of painting by Lara Feldman presents internal images articulated on the painted surface as disconnected, remembered moments. Random to all but the subconscious, Feldman shares with the viewer the lyrical journey between internal disturbance and outside noise, capturing the isolation felt by many in society.

WHEN: Opening on Monday, 23 September at 18:00. Exhibition closes on Thursday, 17 October at 17:00
WHERE: Association for Visual Arts Gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa
HOURS: Weekdays 10h00 to 17h00, Saturdays 10h00 to 13h00 Closed Sundays and public holidays
INFO: Tel +27-21 424-7436, E info@ava.co.za  visit AVA