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NEWSFLASH: The Cape Gallery would like to inform our subscribers, and patrons, that we will no longer be opening Extensive Landscapes: New Horizons – Memoirs of the Past between 5 pm and 9 pm on Thursday, 5 November. The exhibition will still open on the 5th of November as planned and will be available to view in the gallery (during usual opening hours) and online.

Extensive Landscapes: New Horizons – Memoirs of the Past is the new exhibition at The Cape Gallery, opening on First Thursdays 5 November 2020.

In the Post-Modern climate of the 21st century, an artist can select a genre appropriate to their practice. South African artists grounded in past traditions carry cellphones with cameras, use computers and can Google libraries of images and technical information.

Roelof Rossouw enjoys painting within the post-impressionist tradition, often painting ‘en plein air.’ However, when challenged to paint a view of ‘Cape Point where the Two Oceans meet’ Roelof will compose the scene on his computer using an aerial photograph before painting it in the traditional manner. (See photo above)

Extensive Landscapes, F StokhuyzenFrederike Stokhuyzen daughter of Dutch parents grew up in South Africa. J H Pierneef was a family friend. She studied Fine Art at Rhodes University following this with a course in stain glass at the Central School of Art in London. Her oil paintings are a paeon to nature, painted in vibrant colours with a palette knife from carefully observed pen and wash sketches.

In a subtle way, human thoughts, or feelings can become entangled and encoded in representations of landscape. Poetry, history, and novels we read, the music we listen to; all these are predisposed cultural filters informing the intent of the artist and will elicit the attention of the viewer.

Rachelle Bomberg’s painting ‘Chasm’ conveys her concern that the amazing advances in technology may come at a cost of our humanity, that ironically as we unlock the mysteries of creation, our connection to the natural world becomes remote.

Bangikaya Maqoqa, a traditional sangoma whose dream is a message from his ancestors requiring interpretation, paints a land divided in ‘Omen of the disconnected.’

WHERE: The Cape Gallery, 60 Church St, Cape Town 8001
WHEN: From First Thursday 5 November 2020. Doors open at 5 pm and close at 8 pm. Gallery Hours: Mon to Fri: 09h30 to 17h00, Sat: 10h00 to 14h00
INFO: T +27 21 4235309  I  E  I  Visit