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Wednesday, July 24, 2013


(Work by Colbert Mashile)

A group exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings by Colbert Mashile, Faye Spencer and Kristin Hua Yang has opened in the KZNSA’s Main and Mezzanine Galleries.

The three artists work at the Centre for Visual Art at University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg. Their connection to the centre, and their teaching practice, has drawn them together as colleagues and friends whose works share a common interest in the human connection. 

These artists work across the disciplines of painting, drawing and print. Integral to their practice is a concern with the notion of dialogue, and in the space artists create for speaking about - and reflecting on - dilemmas and experiences of the present.

While each work quite differently in the mediums of their choice, shared core questions lie beneath the practice of Mashile, Spencer and Yang. These are: What are we doing here? How do we learn more about the world we occupy? How do we make this an emancipatory practice? How best do we connect our learning to the learning of others?

The answers to such questions are explored through the practices of painting, drawing and print that these three artists pursue.

What Lies Beneath runs until August 11. The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1703, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit