Works on Paper by Stanley Hermans:
01 April (11:00) – 29 April 2017
at UCT Irma Stern Museum, Cecil Road, Rosebank
Kabbalistic Excursions | Solo Exhibition of Paintings by Danny Shorkend :
04 April (18:30 for 19:00) – 25 April 2017
The exhibition will be opened by: Dr Ashraf Jamal
Walkabout with the artist: Thursday 6 April at 11am
Drawing from influences as far ranging as the kabbalah, the sciences, judo and aesthetic, formal awareness, these paintings attempt to translate the ineffable sense of energy and dynamism within the visual language of art, specifically painting.
To the extent that this is ‘read’, it is hoped that a sense of the abstract concept of infinity might manifest or emerge.
Primarily situated as a form of expressionism, these abstract and symbolic methods and worlds suggest that both the aesthetic and extra-aesthetic dimension facilitate a meaningful exchange between the perceiving consciousness and the weight of the object – the paintings.
At times the raw truth, it’s very bareness, is exposed, while at other times meaning is arrested behind a veil of mystique and concealment. At a certain point one simply does not know the answers to the more philosophical questions, for even the questions may be flawed, yet one might still thirst and desire for understanding, wisdom and knowledge manifest within the time and space of the material realm of things…words…thoughts and action. Lechaim!
Works on Paper | Solo Exhibition by Stanley Hermans:
04 – 25 April 2017
Stanley Hermans returns to the Irma Stern Museum for his third solo exhibition there, an intimate cabinet of recent observational drawings, curated by Christopher Peter, in ink and Japanese brush, pen and gouache.
These little gems of keen, sensitive observation, a glimpse into the studio-painter’s thinking, reveals quite a different, less invulnerable side to the artist, better known for bolder statements in oil. Even here though, Hermans is not too far away from pithy social comment, with titles like ‘Here’s That Rainy Day’.
Christopher Peter, Director, The Irma Stern Museum
An additional cabinet of brush and ink drawings by Irma Stern will complement the show.
Image: Danny Shorkend