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Sunday, June 7, 2015


(Sculptor Marke Meyer)

Accompanying the opening of Bosman in the Gallows at the Beira Alta Restaurant at the Ballito Lifestyle Centre will be an art exhibition titled Into Thin Air. Taking place in the neighbouring Imbizo Gallery, the exhibition features sculptor Marke Meyer and painters: Nicolaas Roos, Mpenja, Frances Duarte, Steve van der Schyff and Everett Duarte.

“As the name suggests, the Into Thin Air exhibition will include exquisite artworks by a selection of handpicked artists whose work contain a certain lightness of being,” says curator and gallery owner Isabel Roos.

She explains that artwork reflects much of a particular artist’s personality and these artists all posses an acute observation of the world around them. Nicolaas Roos has a strong sense of the absurd, surreal and the unusual. “His world view is somewhat eccentric,” she adds, “he has a laconic, sardonic and dark sense of humour – and this is evident in his work.”

Meyer suspends many of his bronzes and works from handheld miniature figures to life size pieces. “I chose Marke Meyer’s bronzes because these pieces are just fascinating in their weightlessness and their poetic touches,” Roos adds:

She has also included power artists Everett and Frances Duarte. These two artists are both independent artists in their own right from two sides of the world – he from South Africa and she from Germany. Together they create Mpenja – layered brushstrokes of African scenes – all softly serene and filled with dignity. Their individual work as well as Mpenja will be on exhibition.

All are welcome to the official opening on June 11 at 18h00. Actress Barbie Meyer will open the exhibition and wine and snacks will be served. There is no entry fee.

Into Thin Air runs until July 31 at the Imbizo Gallery at the Ballito Lifestyle Centre. For more information contact email: