OVERVIEW OF CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT / SOLO EXHIBITION
11 February – 9 March 2019 / ONE11 GALLERY, SOUTH AFRICA
The artist and social activist SaySay.Love once again poses the question, “What is beautiful,” in his upcoming exhibition entitled ‘Skin Deep’ showing from the 11th of February to the 9th of March at Gallery One11, 111 Loop Street, Cape Town.
“The project is an exploration of the uncanny valley separating the visceral experience and the unbridled expression of our innermost fears and desires.
Using an AI-assisted painterly approach in combination with digital photography the artist shines light upon the archetypal twins of the psyche, dancing on the edge of the raging chaos while moving gently to the tune of the tamed and civilised mind.
Each canvas shatters a dark mirror of restrain and breaks the window wide open into the wilderness of each subject’s soul, bringing it out to the shadow and onto the surface – a self-portrait of the unconscious.”
“Skin Deep is a departure from his previous body of work titled “Intimate Loneliness: Sex with things” as the artist is exploring the darker side to identity. In that body of work, he uses photographs of mannequins as symbolism of the world we currently live in, emphasising a disconnect from reality. ”
The artist will show work with recent graduate from Michaelis School of Art and MAD Scholarship winner, Aniek Nuwenhuisen. At age 10 Aniek was given a 50/50 chance of survival after receiving terrible burns. Today she is a young woman on the verge of launching her career in art.
SaySay has been supporting the MAD leadership Foundation since 2017 and continues to pledge his support to this worthy cause. All proceeds of the sale of his work at One11 Gallery goes towards the MAD Leadership Foundation Scholarship Fund.
The MAD Leadership Foundation supports high school learners and tertiary students through their academic and personal journeys, ensuring that they have the necessary tools and opportunities to reach their full potential. They seek to engage in the lives of young people through an investment in education and leadership, as they believe that education empowers individuals to improve their socioeconomic circumstances, and therefore not only their own lives but also that of their families, their communities and South Africa. SaySay.Love is one of the contributing artists at Silapha, an art auction with a purpose, on 9 March at the Lionel Smit Studio in Somerset West.”
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT / SOLO EXHIBITION
INTIMATE LONELINESS: SEX WITH THINGS
January 21 – February 1, 2019 / THE GUS GALLERY, SOUTH AFRICA
CALL FOR ENTRY
The artist, Saysay.Love, is now accepting submissions for the exhibition “INTIMATE LONELINESS: SEX WITH THINGS“.
The call is open to all South African residents, 18 and older. Original works of art exploring contemporary performance/live art and video art are eligible. We are looking for outstanding examples of how you would portray the theme of the exhibition which aims at bringing attention to “loneliness in the digital age”. Only art within this theme will be considered. The winners piece will be showcased alongside the works of Saysay.Love and accompanied by a “real life experience” facilitated by renowned clinical sexologist Dr Eve on the 30th of January 2019 at GUS Gallery in Stellenbosch.
Closing date for entries will be the 15th of January 2019.
Please contact: The Artist Publicist – firstname.lastname@example.org
THE GUS GALLERY
The Gallery of the University of Stellenbosch (GUS) is an off-campus extension of the Visual Arts Department. Gus-gallery.co.za serves as a central online space, archiving and promoting exhibitions and events at GUS gallery.
Our vision is to serve as a public multi-disciplinary community centre, creating a space for sharing of knowledge, ideas and inspiration. In addition to exhibitions, GUS hosts live music events, poetry sessions, open workshops, lectures and discussions.
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