Making Peace With Too Much Stuff
September 18, 2017
June 8, 2017
‘Searching Eudaimonia,’ Swain Hoogervorst’s first solo exhibition with Everard Read, hangs in an even horizon line on charcoal-coloured walls. The dark backdrop and incandescent track-lighting activate the procession of canvases, illuminating splashes of oleander pinks, succulent viridians and ashy greys; a bright panorama of painterly sketches.Read More >>
June 8, 2017
Barbara Wildenboer’s second exhibition with Everard Read/CIRCA Cape Town, is dedicated to the invisible hand that guides nature, and the human hand that attempts to interpret it. At its heart, The Invisible Gardener is also a celebration of collage at luxurious scales. A microscopic image is scaled upwards, downwards and reintroduced into a variety of media whilst exploring a number of subject matters. Collages are photographed, cut up and collaged again, re-absorbed into Wildenboer’s visual language.Read More >>
November 22, 2016 - Helen Jennings | Nataal.com
Without a doubt, the maiden voyage for AKAA (Also Known As Africa) was a rousing success and Nataal enjoyed the ride. The international art fair devoted to contemporary art and design from Africa attracted 15,000 visitors to Carreau du Temple in Paris last week to enjoy works by over 100 artists plus insightful performances and debates. “AKAA paves the way for a meeting place where the actors of the contemporary art market from Africa come together to exchange dialogue and share with spontaneity,” says founder and director Victoria Mann.Read More >>
October 27, 2016 - South African Cultural Observatory
Thirty-one-year-old Beth Diane Armstrong is regarded as a leading sculptor of her generation. For the last number of years, she has worked predominantly on monumental artworks made of mild and stainless steel. Multimedia artist Dineo Seshee Bopape (35) uses experimental video montages, sound, found objects, photographs and sculptural installations in her work which has been shown in the US, the Netherlands and the 12th Biennale de Lyon.
Watch a video about the artist here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6_kUseTPrE&feature=youtu.beRead More >>
October 25, 2016 - Jonathan Foyle | Financial Times
Bronze sculpture is at home in the grounds and interiors of great houses — and for good reason. The grandeur of this lustrous dark matter lies in its use for works of world art spanning 3,500 years. The earliest known bronze sculpture is the tiny Mohenjo-Daro figurine from the Indus valley, created well before Greek Zeus figures, Chinese crucibles, Inca cogged discs or Landseer’s lions in London’s Trafalgar Square.Read More >>
October 20, 2016 - Danny Shorkend | ART AFRICA
Matthew Hindley has extended his series of paintings, entitled 'Resurrection' exhibited at Everard Read in Cape Town last year with its focus on fire and destruction in a new body of work and has developed a slightly different stylistic methodology. His most recent body of work, 'Ruin Lust' at Everard Read in Johannesburg explores the fascination, even aesthetic beauty, associated with violence, explosions, and bomb blasts. In conversation with the artist, what became evident is that in his steering away from the merely 'pretty,' the artist wishes the viewer (and he himself) to confront the shadow side; that a recognition of one's lust for violence and chaos may in fact be cathartic. Tragedy in art may ironically lead to healthier or more profound living.
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October 1, 2016 - Jeanne Mercier
C’est une culture, un peuple et ses
légendes que Thania Petersen aborde dans
un travail de mise en scène aux frontières
du kitsch. Prenant la pose en
costume dans des décors décalés, l’artiste
sud-africaine évoque son histoire
personnelle et celle de sa communauté,
issue d’esclaves malais et indonésiens.Read More >>
April 20, 2016 - Quanta Gauld | Art Throb
Quanta Gauld of Art Throb reviews Everard Read CT's April group show, Pastoral Abstraction.
“all that stuns the soul, all that imprints a feeling of terror, leads to the sublime” (Diderot).
The above quote serves as the opening line for the exhibition guide for ‘Pastoral Abstraction’. The title immediately harks back to an art historical understanding of the pastoral, a genre of 19th century landscape painting that glorified human dominion over and cultivation of the natural environment. This reference provides a crucial starting point to consider the works on show. Drawing on the concept of the sublime, ‘Pastoral Abstraction’ is a contemporary effort to visualise the place of humans in nature in the context of the current historical moment.
Read the full story here.
April 14, 2016
Centro Luigi Di Sarro, Rome and Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town are pleased to announce that the South African artist selected for the 2016/2017 Edition of ARP- Art Residency Project - is Zwelethu Machepha.
Financed by MAECI, Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and have the patronage of the Italian Embassy in South Africa and the South African Embassy in Italy, the residency will take place in Rome starting the 3rd of May, 2016, after which the artist will have a solo exhibition, at Centro Di Sarro, opening on May 31st 2016. The exhibition and the residency will conclude on 11 June and 13 June 2016, respectively.Read More >>
April 10, 2016
Gallery Artist Shany Van den Berg's Self, 21x30cm, 2016 is one of 50 finalists in this years BP Portrait Awards 2016 at the National Portrait Gallery in London.Read More >>
March 20, 2016 - Tim Liebbrandt
Tim Liebbrant reviews Nigel Mullin's Retrogressive Propaganda exhibition in the Sunday Argus.
"Seen from a distance, his subject matter is easily recognisable as archival photographs of mostly femaile figures. As one moves closer, what was previously a faithful recreation melts into an indecipherable mishmash of dense impasto paint bursting from its frame.''Read More >>
March 10, 2016 - Siobhan Keam, ART AFRICA
With just over a week to go until the opening of CIRCA Gallery in London on March 17th, director Georgie Shields speaks to Siobhan Keam of Art Africa about the new Chelsea gallery.
"...given an appropriate platform, artists from Southern Africa do as well as artists from anywhere else in the world.''
Read more in the March issue of ART AFRICARead More >>
February 18, 2016 - The Next 48 Hours
Everard Read artist Thania Petersen was featured on the front page of The Next 48 Hours newspaper. Petersen's striking photograph, Queen Colonaaier and her Weapons of Mass Destruction, adorned the front page article detailing the Cape Town Art Fair's Special Project Space, Tomorrows / Today.
Petersen, who describes her work as quite theatrical in style, gives a voice to her community – Indonesian descendants living in South Africa. She will be showing a video titled ‘Baqa’ alongside her ‘Rampies’ installation. Together the two engage the senses and speak of the Cape Malay people’s spiritual rituals. She will also be presenting a second body of work called ‘Botanical Imperialism’, comprised of two photographs highlighting the impact of colonialism both on the natural environment and Petersen’s people.
Read the full article here: http://48hours.co.za/cape-town-art-fair-to-serve-as-showcase-for-tomorrows-artists/Read More >>
February 16, 2016 - Lucinda Jolly
The 4th edition of the Cape Town Art Fair will be showcased at the CTICC from Friday to Sunday. Lucinda Jolly previews.
Matthew Partridge, the recently elected director of the Cape Town Art Fair says that ''his primary mission is to generate three primary conversations. Firstly, while he believes that the SA art market was consolidated at the Joburg Art Fair seven or eight years ago, he wants to “recenter” Cape Town within the SA art world. Secondly, he wants the fair to engage with neighbours on the African continent by including galleries from Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Senegal. Thirdly, dialogue with Europe via galleries from Italy, Germany, France, Belgian and the UK reconfiguring Africa’s place – especially given that contemporary African art is so hot right now. This year’s Amory Show which opens a week after the CTAF has an African focus.''
Read the full story here: http://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/visual-splash-at-weekend-art-fair-1984825
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February 10, 2016 - Elle Decoration
"A variety of emotions and personal experiences will all be translated into art as part of the Tomorrows/Today special project taking centre stage at the Cape Town Art Fair. Featuring a rich array of mediums the special project will give art enthusiasts, investors and collectors the opportunity to experience the works of eight emerging artists from around the continent.
The special project aims to open up ideas about consumption by considering the ways in which tomorrow’s artists should not be pinned down by today’s ideas. It contemplates the ways in which human beings are consumed by so many aspects of life.''
Read the full article here: http://elledecoration.co.za/66324-2/
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February 5, 2016 - MARY CORRIGALL
Mary Corrigall interviews Wayne Barker for the Mail & Guardian.
"'The renowned South African artist has turned to silkscreening for his latest exhibition but his trademark touches remain.''Read More >>
February 2, 2016 - Tymon Smith
Times LIVE interviews Wayne Barker about his solo show The World that Changed the Image in Johannesburg.Read More >>
January 14, 2016 - Delaire Graff Estate
Everard Read Artist Deborah Bell was featured in VIEWS: The Journal of Delaire Graff Estate.
A trasncendant scultpuror, painter and print maker, Deborah Bell is one of South Africa's most celebrated artists. Bell is renowned for producing highly mystical and personal works in a variety of mediums.Read More >>
December 16, 2015 - Sinazo Chiya: Art Throb
Art Throb reviews @Play, a five person multi disciplinary exhibition at the Cape Town gallery. Opening on the 12th November 18:30pm, it will run until the 30th November 2015.
"It is appropriate that the @play group-show at Everard Read prompts child-like exclamations of ‘that’s so cool.’ While all the artists have different styles, they converge on the task of ‘experimentation and the processes of physical mark-making’ without restraint. Ranging from deconstructed pianos to dogs crafted out of carbon fiber, this show is entirely too caffeinated to called a meditation on medium."
Read the full article here.Read More >>
November 15, 2015 - Art Throb
The London dealer John Martin has partnered with Everard Read gallery from South Africa to launch Circa London in the Chelsea space Martin acquired last year. The new gallery is due to open fully in mid-March after renovations are complete, but the front part of the building opened earlier this week with a rotating display of contemporary works from South Africa and Europe.
Read the full story here: http://artthrob.co.za/2015/11/15/circa-gallery-london-opens/Read More >>
October 28, 2015
Ashraf Jamal interviews Charles Shields, director and co-owner of Everard Read Gallery in Cape Town, on the upcoming opening of Circa London in March 2016. The move promises to hold many exciting developments both for the gallery’s represented artists, as well as for the international arts community which is in many ways centered within this international hub. Art Africa on 28 October 2015.Read More >>
October 26, 2015 - Ashraf Jamal
IN THE Medici of Jozi Jillian Carman recounts the story of SA’s oldest commercial gallery, Everard Read, which has not only "weathered the vagaries of artistic and economic trends" but stands, through its numerous satellite shopfronts over a century, as "a testament to an extraordinary family possessed of business and artistic acumen". Read Article hereRead More >>