Ebony Curated

TIPPING POINT 

HUGH BYRNE

 

05.07.17 – 02.09.17

HUGH BYRNE (B. 1983) IS A HARD-EDGED ABSTRACTIONIST WORKING WITH URBAN LANDSCAPES. OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS, BYRNE HAS CREATED A VISUAL LANGUAGE OF HIGHLY SIMPLIFIED LINES AND CONSTRUCTED GEOMETRIC PLANES THAT ALLOW THE VIEWER TO EXPERIENCE THE URBAN LANDSCAPE IN AN UNEXPECTED AND REFRESHING WAY. ‘TIPPING POINT’ WILL BE HIS SECOND SOLO EXHIBITION WITH EBONY.

Exhibition

Painting

Photography

Ceramic

Sculpture

Gallery Artist

Barnett, Oliver
Bongoy, Patrick
Byrne, Hugh
Calder, Keith
Engelbrecht, Larita
 

Lagunju, Wole
Luzamba, Zemba
Mafafo, Kimathi
Newdigate, John
Nyamai, Kaloki
Smith, Richard​​

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FRANSCHHOEK

Exhibition

Alone in Spring  

Kimathi Mafafo

 

06.09.17 – 27.10.17

Kimathi Mafafo’s multidisciplinary practice ranges from embroidery and oil painting to installation.  Her work is characterised by images of lush greenery and sensuous drapery and her belief in the beauty of the black female form. Mafafo was born in the semi-arid Northern Cape and her verdant imaginings are far removed from the mining town of Kimberly where she grew up.  Her works, inspired by a sense of Motherhood, are scenes of visual escape combined with a desire to re-connect with nature.  This nurturing sentiment allows Mafafo to re imagine her own body in alternate environments.  Whilst she is not the subject her imagined muse is a beautiful, powerful, universal and nurturing form. 'Alone in Spring' is Mafafo's first solo exhibition with EBONY/Curated. Mafafo explains that this series of paintings is based around a simple narrative: A woman withdraws from the urban landscape and retreats into a lush forest. She is alone but not lonely. Springtime is spent wandering through the forest seeking solace and inner strength in the vast loneliness. To her surprise, she encounters a small, colourful bird who becomes a symbol of the beauty of nature and freedom found in loneliness.

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