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Saturday, October 8, 2022


(Checkmate by Sue Clark, 2022. Charcoal and Ink. 150 x 100cm)

Durban-based Curate.A.Space invites art lovers to the opening of Binocular Vision which runs from October 22 to 30, 2022, at Upstairs @ Bamboo Gallery in Johannesburg.

“This is Curate.a.Space’s introduction to Joburg and the majority of the artists are KZN’s best secret. This promises to be an exciting event and introduction to some of our best talents,” says Carol Brown, director of Curate.A.Space.

(Left: “People Appreciating a Chair” by Thami Jali, 2022. Acrylic on Paper. 100 x 70cm)

This exhibition shows perspectives by three veteran artists, Thami Jali, Thokozani Mthiyane, and Sue Clark as well as three young artists, Thalente Khomo, Thembi Mthembu and Mfezeko Gumada. Showing them together gives a sense of the depth of contemporary art in 2022.

"One eye doesn’t give proper depth perception. In order to balance and walk you need two eyes. Looking through both gives you a sense of the depth and complexity of the world. The title of “Binocular Vision” interrogates this.

"The veteran artists are those who have been exhibiting and working successfully for many years and experienced changes both in techniques and mind sets. They have developed their own artistic identity whilst living through many of South Africa’s metamorphoses.

(Right: Soul Narratives II” by Thokozani Mthiyane, 2022. Acrylic, Chalk, Charcoal & Water. 92 x 65cm)

Their work has evolved into contemporary expression without forsaking their particular styles.

Showing them alongside the relatively new artists enables us to appreciate a new vision where personal identity is an important element in their art practice," explains Carol Brown.

The exhibition runs from October 22 to 30, 2022, at Upstairs @ Bamboo Gallery, 24 9th Street, Melville, Johannesburg. (Above 'Service Station' & 'Love Books)

 This project was made possible through the Mzansi Golden Economy, under the department of Sports, Arts and Culture.