Home Is Where The Heart Is will be opening at The Cape Gallery on Sunday, June 22. There will be an online exhibition but the gallery will reopen under level 3 regulations and visitor numbers will be limited.
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” – Edith Sitwell
Home is a caring place of nurture and solace; a place to recreate, procreate, eat, sleep and dream. The fortunate live in a home with family, children, domestic workers, and pets. For the less fortunate ‘home’ is a figment of the imagination, a memory, or an aspiration.
The 2020 Covid-19 message of ‘Stay at home and prevent the transmission of the virus’ recognises ‘homes’ as structures, each separate and contained. Social interaction has been confined to prevent the transmission of the virus causing an increased focus of attention on the internet, social networking, and video chatting platforms. With our hearts and souls, many South Africans are at home preserving life while being grateful to those who sustain society and maintain the essential services.
The gallery will reopen with the commencement of level 3 regulations, but visitor numbers will be limited to comply with government safety guidelines. We can and will also organise a virtual online exhibition working from our respective homes. We care for the livelihood of the artists who are also working at home and the continuation of The Cape Gallery which has been in existence for 50 years. We can draw from an exciting body of art in the gallery. In this spirit, we look forward to celebrating the 2020 mid-Winter Solstice with an exhibition entitled ‘Home is where the heart is’.
The ancients knew the wisdom of the seasonal cycle of birth, life, and death. June 21st, the mid-Winter Solstice is a time when nature replenishes itself, the old and fragile dies making way as new life begins to germinate and bud as the sun waxes and wanes. A metaphysical analogy of this cycle is explored in many myths and legends as the wise men through the centuries philosophised upon the existential meaning of life.
WHAT: Home Is Where The Heart Is
WHEN: 22 June until Friday, July 24
Gallery Hours: Mon to Fri: 09h30 to 17h00, Sat: 10h00 to 14h00
WHERE: In the comfort of your own home visit OR at The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street, Cape Town 8001
Artists paricipating in Home Is Where The Heart Is
Di Johnson Ackerman
Peter van Straten
Annari van der Merwe
Elsa Verloren Themaat Klump
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PHOTO: Artist: KATRIN DORJE
Title: Stripe Umbrella
Size: 100 x 100 cm
Media: Oil on canvas
Price: R 13 000 Framed