UNVEILING OF PUBLIC SCULPTURE

Parallel to the unveiling of this sculpture, Worldart will display a body of work by Johann van der Schijff that has since developed from this concept. This will include a bronze (editioned at 9) of the sculpture that is being unveiled, three new sculptures that was created as an expansion of the original theme and photo lithographs linked to these works. This show will take place from 1 to 9 November.

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Warren Maroon
MESSAGES FROM RUSSIAN BRIDES

Gavin Rain will be exhibiting a series of new works at the Worldart Gallery from 27 September to 23 October. This exciting new Commisioner Street venue (opposite the Rand Club) is a well-located extension of the many-faceted Jo’burg art scene.

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Warren Maroon
FRANK VAN REENEN AT WORLDART CAPE TOWN

“Icing sugar mixed with cyanide,” is how Frank Van Reenen refers to his work.

 

It comes as no surprise that this versatile artist, whose latest works will be on view at the Worldart Gallery in Church Street, Cape Town from 10 to 22 September, also happens to be an acclaimed animation artist. His art reflects his affinity for toys and an unashamed surrender to the colourful palette of our everyday existence. Apart from his obvious penchant for humour, his work is rooted in an appreciation for the absurd; and he is not oblivious of the darker side of life. But blessed with a sympathetic eye, and preferring subdued tints to primary colours, this dedicated craftsman manages to translate the flights of a quirky animation mind into pleasing sculptures, paintings and prints.

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Warren Maroon
AMALER-RAVIV’S JOBURG EXHIBITION EXTENDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

Worldart Johannesburg has announced the extension of Arlene Amaler-Raviv’s untitled solo exhibition, which will now run for an additional week until 06 September 2007.

 

The decision to extend the exhibition was made by Amaler-Raviv and Worldart founder and owner, Charl Bezuidenhout. “The exhibition has enjoyed tremendous interest from the art world, the media, buyers and dealers. Reviews have been unanimously positive and sales have been excellent. Based on this welcoming response, we’ve realised that a number of people who wish to see the exhibition have not yet had the opportunity to do so. Worldart is located in the inner city – an area that requires a dedicated trip for most people. Because of this, we have chosen to change the dates to offer an extended opportunity to view the work,” explains Bezuidenhout.

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ARLENE AMALER-RAVIV SOLO SHOW IN JOHANNESBURG

Worldart is pleased to announce the opening of Arlene Amaler-Raviv’s first solo show in Johannesburg since 1989.

 

Over the last decade, Amaler-Raviv had works placed in important corporate collections, participated in challenging public art projects and represented South Africa at the 2002 Havana Biennale. All good reasons why she did not have time to focus on shows. “It is time and I am very excited.”

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BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS BY RICHARD SCOTT

With the Beauty and the Beast series, Richard stumbled across a theme that, like most of his work, was inspired by an interaction with his son Richie.

 

Beauty and the Beasts started in 2005 when my son, Richie, who was three at the time, was playing Microsoft 3D Pinball on my computer. He said the pinball machine looked like a funny man. I did a screenshot and printed it. It took me a while to figure out, but there it was, amongst the flippers, LED’s, flashing lights and bumpers. Sometime later I went about doing screenshots and flattening the image, 2 colours, export to jpeg, etc. The outcome was a very simplified funny man I called Pinball Wizzard.

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KURT CAMPBELL – FEVER SLEEP

This exhibition is titled “Fever-Sleep” and consists of a set of limited edition prints which feature the traditional African headrest as its starting point. Traditionally, headrests are believed to provide individuals who sleep on them with a bridge to the “dream world” of spirits and tribal ancestors.


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WORLDART JOHANNESBURG OPENING

On 19 April Worldart will open the doors of its new venue in Johannesburg. The venue will be situated in the Financial District of the city in Johannesburg and will debut with a show by Richard Scott. Much has been said and written about Scott’s work recently with some saying that the minimalism is too simplistic, while others are attracted to the simplicity and poppy boldness of his art. This will be Richard Scott’s first solo show in Johannesburg and with that the first opportunity for many to look at, feel and touch (yes you can) an original artwork of his.

 

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EDITIONS FOR ARTTHROB

Since 2003, Editions for ArtThrob has made it possible for new collectors to add big names like Zwelethu Mthethwa, William Kentridge and Robert Hodgins to their collections, without breaking the bank.

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GAVIN RAIN’S FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION – SNEAK PREVIEW

In the 1950s women were earning roughly 62c to the dollar. In 2004 that figure has increased to 68c.

This statistic inspired Gavin Rain to produce a body of work asking questions about gender, equality and the role that sex plays when seen in the context of this statistic. Sex as currency goes beyond the obvious, like using women to ‘sell cars’ or the carefully overlooked subject of sex slave trafficking (more alive now than ever before), into the very weave of our society. Is society shrugging its shoulders and simply accepting it? If this is so, what is the true nature of sexuality and the way it is projected and perceived?

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GAVIN RAIN EXHIBITION

Gavin Rain has in a short time become a favourite with art collectors all over the world and it is our pleasure to announce the opening of his first solo exhibition at the VEO Gallery in Cape Town.


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