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Sunday, August 26, 2012


(Work by Jeannie Kinsler)

Where We Live, currently running at the KZNSA Gallery is a collaboration between artist Jeannie Kinsler and renowned Durban fashion designer Terrence Bray. A serendipitous meeting with Terrence led to the collaboration, which resulted in Terrence using paintings on fabric and as inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

Kinsler was in turn inspired by his vision and creative energy - and by seeing her work moving through fabric on bodies - to produce a new series of paintings. While her work is widely associated with images of the female form, the human head and still life – this new body of work further explores the human form fragmented by light, shadow, fabric and movement.

Bray has often used his own ‘backyard’ as inspiration for his collections and so it was with the work of Kinsler who is his neighbour. Her use of light and colour and fragmented layering provided a wonderful starting point for the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. For this exhibition, Bray wanted to take the concept one step further and has created unique paper sculptures which bring to the space a surreal combination of fashion and art.

Where We Live runs until September 9 at the KZNSA Gallery at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1703, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit