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12 x 30 Project – an Exhibition by Catherine Green24. September 2014
My talented friend Catherine Green is exhibiting at Wolves for the next few weeks, her show is starting on Friday at 6pm and she has sent a whole lot of framed and unframed, all original ink drawings from Cape Town for this exhibition.
I did a post a while back on Cath’s work and so I’m so excited to see it up close and personal. There are so many cool pieces and they’re not your run of the mill drawings, the content is out of the ordinary and really interesting and definitely worth a look and a buy.
Evie Cahir part 223. September 2014
I recently went to look at Evie Cahir’s site again. I did a post on her incredible illustrations last year and I was blown away by the sheer volume of good work that she had up on her site, there were a lot of pieces that I thought were really interesting and eery and I spent a long time going through her stuff.
When I went to go have a look a second time around, I was once again surprised by the sheer volume and the awesomeness of her drawings, which are like bizarre little snippets into her life.
Laurie Lipton05. September 2014
These very peculiar and intricate drawings of by an artist called Laurie Lipton. I find them so bizarre, but just as intriguing. They’re like you’re taking a glimpse back into the past, but after you’ve eaten way too much Sunday lunch and sat out in the sun for too long, if you know what I mean.
- Laurie Lipton was inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School. She tried to teach herself how to paint in the style of the 16th century Dutch Masters and failed. When traveling around Europe as a student, she began developing her very own peculiar drawing technique building up tone with thousands of fine cross-hatching lines like an egg tempera painting. “It’s an insane way to draw”, she says, “but the resulting detail and luminosity is worth the amount of effort. My drawings take longer to create than a painting of equal size and detail.”
Laurie says – The photographer, Diane Arbus, was another of my inspirations. Her use of black and white hit me at the core of my Being. Black and white is the color of ancient photographs and old TV shows… it is the color of ghosts, longing, time passing, memory, and madness. Black and white ached. I realized that it was perfect for the imagery in my work.”
Back to the Future Exhibition at Wolves Cafe19. August 2014
This Friday a new group exhibition is starting at Wolves at 6pm. It includes a bunch of talented young individuals and is being headed up by Miss Amber Smith who did a successful solo exhibition at Wolves a while back.
Come on in on Friday and come a look-see, I’m sure there will be something that takes your fancy… below is a sneak peak of a couple of the works going up.
Here are the artists taking place:
Gerhard Van Wyk
Nina Torr15. August 2014
Today I thought I would share some of Nina Torr’s work with you. She is a local South African artist that is one of my most favourite illustrators around. She has exhibited at Wolves a couple of times, as well as at a quite a number of other gallaries. She has a solo show coming up really soon and I’m going to make sure I’m first in line for it! I’ll let you know when it comes around, but for now enjoy some Nina magic.
- Nina Torr (AKA Andy Wyeth) is a Pretoria based illustrator/artist. She earned a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in NY in 2010 and is currently teaching illustration at The Open Window in Pretoria.
Stefan Zsaitsits – part 208. August 2014