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Friday, February 17, 2023


Transient Likenesses is an exhibition by two known artists opening at the Tatham Art Gallery on February 19, 2023.

The exhibition by Terrence King and Vulindlela Nyoni will run in the Tatham’s Schreiner Gallery until April 30.

Both previously resident in Pietermaritzburg, Nyoni and King return to the Tatham Art Gallery in an exhibition of printmaking and painting in which places, objects and identities are explored and interpreted. Nyoni, who arrived in South Africa in 1995 as an art student and is currently head of Fine Arts at Nelson Mandela Bay

University looks at the complex experiences of “being” as a diaspora subject. He finds the particular demands of printmaking well-suited to his preoccupation with the concept of “inbetweenness” in his personal reflections. King, formerly head of Fine Arts at UKZN, exhibits sets of paintings many of which might nominally be described as still life's in that they are founded on direct observation of a source.

They might, however, equally be described as history paintings as they aim to convey something of the history of the objects depicted and how the collection and display of objects reflects a record of possession, alteration and usage.

A walkabout of this exhibition will be conducted by the artists on Tuesday February 21, 2023, at 10h00.

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