STREETPOP FEATURING ALPHA LONGBOARDS & FRINGE

6 -27 July 2017

The month of July will see two exhibitions hosted by the Worldart gallery in Cape Town. Johannesburg based artist Fringe will be introduced with his first solo exhibition to be held in Cape Town. His graffiti inspired mixed media works have proven to be popular in Johannesburg as people relate to his interpretation of a world that seems to be more obsessed with the wrong things than ever before. Fringe prefers to keep his real identity confidential and uses familiar popular images to express his views and ideas in an urban contemporary style. Also on display will be a collection of skateboards painted by local artists and curated by Kent Lingeveldt from Alpha Longboards. The list of artists includes ICE7, one of the pioneers of street art in Cape Town, and Kilmany-Jo Liversage, whose street art inspired portraits are collected world-wide. Other artists include Dion Cupido, Ello, Conform, Atang Tshikare and Kaylin Carollisen. Alpha Longboards was started in Woodstock, Cape Town, in 2001 and has since become respected for their handcrafted skate boards. These two exhibitions will be on show at the Worldart gallery (54 Church Street, Cape Town cbd) simultaneously from 6 -27 July and open on the monthly First Thursday night when art galleries in Cape Town stay open till 9pm.

For more information contact Carlyn Strydom at carlyn@worldart.co.za or at 021 423 3075.

Warren Maroon