On Sunday 3rd December, Alex Hamilton will open his second official curated exhibition “Cruel, Cruel Summer” at The Gallery at Glen Carlou,
“The months of summer are synonymous with carefree, sugar-coated fun times and reeks of marketing clichés and a kitch, coconut oil, slippery slide into overspending and the peer pressure to ‘have a good time’! In reality this is seldom the case and unfortunately loneliness and a sense of isolation can often be crippling to many people during this time when our city and beautiful landscape is often overcrowded with holiday makers.” says Alex Hamilton
Hamilton has once again curated an exhibition which simultaneously celebrates and questions this time of the year, with bright colours contrasting dramatic monochromatic works with large scale play opposite small scale works.
“With a dry summer predicted this ‘exploitation’ of our natural, spiritual and creative sources will be stretched to the limit and saving water, and our sanity, will be top priority for many Capetonians; and so the hit 1983 song Cruel Summer by girl group Bananarama is the perfect metaphor for this concept and it sets the tone for my “Summer” exhibition in the state-of-the-art gallery at Glen Carlou”, states Hamilton
Fun and frivolous opposed to deep soul works composed by the following artists will be available for viewing from Sunday 3rd December:
Pierre Le Riche
Floris van Zyl
Situated at the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain overlooking the Paarl Valley, Glen Carlou is celebrating 30 years of winemaking in 2017. It is their consistency, expertise and a commitment to always deliver beyond expectation for which they have built their enviable reputation as one of South Africa’s leading wine producers.
It is their quest of marrying the ancient art of winemaking with the aesthetics of contemporary, visual art that has added another exciting dimension to this estate. “We are delighted to have Alex on board again to curate another exhibition for our art gallery. The exhibition of contemporary, pop and modern art by South African artists will be different to any other exhibition in the Cape Winelands”, says Glen Carlou Managing Director Johan Erasmus.
The Gallery at Glen Carlou is open seven days a week from 10h00 to 17h00.
For more information, please contact:
Zelda Hamitlon, Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgina Prout, Glen Carlou Marketing Manager email@example.com