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Wednesday, July 14, 2010


(Pic: "Purple Sky", oil on canvas by Grace Kotze)

Exhibition by Dee Donaldson and Grace Kotze at artSPACE

An exhibition of paintings by Dee Donaldson and Grace Kotze opened at artSPACE Durban earlier this week.

Emotional resonances and remembrances are left as one interacts with one's environment. It is inevitable that internal thoughts and emotions are captured in external environments. Durban has been the home of Dee Donaldson and Grace Kotze for most of their adult lives. As a result, the city and its surrounds become a visual catchment for internal experiences. While Land Marks often describes vast spaces or grand forms, the artists' personal explorations of the concept are often very intimate.

The city's “Land Marks” are not only those found on the land but markers for internal journeys; a marrying of the emotional with the physical. Durban's dynamic and varied surrounds provide a complex and rich physical language for Donaldson's and Kotze’s emotions and ideas.

Land Marks runs until July 31 at artSPACE durban which is situated at 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Road) close to the Waste Centre. More information on 031 312 0793 or visit or