THE PAINTBOX TALKS FOREIGN
DALE YUDELMAN AT WORLDART IN CAPE TOWN
Artist: Giovanna Biallo
Title of show: Colours in dialogue
Venue: Worldart Gallery, 54 Church Street, Cape Town cbd
Dates: 5 – 19 November 2009
Hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am -1pm. Closed on Sundays.
Giovanna Biallo’s longstanding love affair with colour has taken a refreshingly new turn. Her latest works are bound to entice viewers not only to share her revelry in colour, but to contemplate and appreciate its fascinating effects on the mind.
CITYSCAPES BY GAVIN RAIN
‘Old Bond Street’ – a composite of seventy two different images, reflects a bustling city streetscape in London.
Brokered within this construct, affluence and the power of association are prominent themes narrated by the colorful banter of lively pavement branding.
MICHAEL TAYLOR – CAPE TIMES REVIEW, AUGUST 18, 2009
Gavin Rain will be exhibiting a new series of paintings titled Cityscapes at the Worldart gallery from 23 September to 12 October.
Many will be familiar with his pixelated paintings of which it is impossible to see the subject until the viewer takes a few steps back or looks at it through the lens of a camera.
Though he still produces works in this style – he was recently contracted to produce a series by the 2010 Fine Art Group (licensed under FIFA) – he has moved towards creating paintings that feature a more fluid method of paint application.
MICHAEL TAYLOR SOLO SHOW AT WORLDART
Allow Michael Taylor to open your mind
August 18, 2009 Cape Times
Exhibition: MICHAEL TAYLOR at Worldart, Church Street, until Saturday. MELVYN MINNAAR reviews.
WE DEPEND on artists to take us to places that we can’t imagine on our own, and the point of that trip is to extend the geography of our minds, hopefully with a dash of passion added to the excursion and with a pleasurable conclusion.
Michael Taylor is a young artist who is causing a stir in contemporary South African art. Over the past ten years he has rapidly progressed from a talented student to a highly successful artist and lecturer. A collection of his latest works, sporting a decidedly personal flair, will soon be on show at the Worldart Gallery in Cape Town’s Church Street. This small but enterprising gallery is steadily becoming a hot spot, drawing a keen following of international clients who are au fait with current trends on the arts scene.
TOURING ART EXHIBITION?
A rare painting from Richard Scott’s 2007 solo exhibition titled The beauty and the beast that consisted of 5 paintings only, has come onto the market. The work, pictured above, is 150cm X 150cm in size and titled A walk in the park.
One of the five paintings was later sold at a Kids Rights auction in Rotterdam ((http://www.kidsrights.info/) for €8 000 – a record amount at the time for a painting of that size by Scott.
SOAK – SOLO SHOW BY MARLISE KEITH
Arlene Amaler-Raviv and Charl Bezuidenhout walking down Long Street on their way to the Worldart gallery a few blocks down in Church Street.
Arlene has started working on a series of portraits that will be available towards the end of 2009. Watch this space!
WHOSE CAPE TOWN IS IT ANYWAY?
Adding final touches to series of artworks for a Paris exhibition, with another collection taking shape for viewing at Cape Town’s Worldart Gallery, Marlise Keith finds herself in a creative whirlpool. Luckily she is in the habit of living like a sponge, constantly soaking up, storing and processing the details of her day-to-day experiences.
Does Cape Town have an identity of its own, and who would dare to proclaim ownership of the city? Are we not all merely playing witness to a constant process of coming and going as we find ourselves on the shifting crossroads of individuals, groups and cultures, telling different tales and speaking in a cacophony of voices?