Karen Wykerd – Exhale at Studio Art Gallery

By MapMyWay
7 November 2019

Karen Wykerd, Studio Art Gallery
‘Exhale’ by Karen Wykerd - the abundance of nature

Multimedia artist Karen Wykerd,  in a departure from her usual subject matter, leaves the busy streets of the city behind to explore the abundance of nature around Cape Town, capturing calm spaces where one can take a moment to exhale and let out the stresses of our daily lives.

In ‘Exhale’, Karen Wykerd is exhibiting a selection of paintings on canvas, wooden blocks and hand-marbled paper.

Process is an important part of the body of work, with elements of chance at play, acknowledging the necessity of exploring the unfamiliar in order to gain insight.

This tranquil collection of works uses Wykerd’s recognisable translucent washes of colour around figures swimming, strolling, floating to create scenes of immersion in nature. The dreamily indistinct backgrounds and tranquil colour palette combine to give us moments of rest and reflection where we can be reacquainted with nature, and our selves.

Karen Wykerd – Artist’s Statement

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
I love not Man the less, but Nature more  – Byron

Take a moment to picture the warmth of the sun, its light glimmering through the leaves. The feel of water on your skin; the sound of wind rustling through branches or waves sighing onto the shore. In a departure from her usual subject matter, multimedia artist Karen Wykerd leaves the busy streets of the city behind to explore the abundance of nature around Cape Town, capturing calm spaces where one can take a moment to exhale and let out the stresses of our daily lives.

You are invited to the opening event on Saturday 16 November at 3pm

WHERE: The Studio Art Gallery, Shop 31GF, Harbour Bay Centre, Cnr Dido Valley and Main Road, Simons Town.
WHEN: Opening Saturday 16 November at 3pm. The exhibition closes 27 November 2019.  Gallery hours are Tuesdays – Sundays from 9am to 5pm
INFO: T 021 786 9457  E admin@studioartgallery.co.za  Visit