GENIUS LOCI: group exhibition with SideTrack Studios

Show opens 10 July 2021.
Exhibition continues till 7 August 2021.

50 Buitenkant Street, Cnr Roeland & Buitenkant Street, Cape Town.
Gallery hours: 10 - 4 Mon to Friday, 10 - 1 Saturdays
or by appointment

Genius Loci at StateoftheART


StateoftheART is delighted to present GENIUS LOCI, a group exhibition in collaboration with SideTrack Studios and curated by Claude Chandler.
The show opens on Saturday 10th of July and continues till the 7th August 2021.



"The term ‘genius loci’ originates from Roman mythology and refers to the protective spirit of a place. In antiquity, the genius loci was often depicted in religious iconography as a figure holding bowls or a snake. This is similar to Asian architecture, where spirits of places are often honoured in outdoor spirit houses, as well as indoor and outdoor shrines.  In contemporary usage, it can refer to a place’s distinctive atmosphere."   (source)
 
This exhibition consists of work by the artists in residence at SideTrack Studios. This creative collective offers private studio spaces used for professional art practice. SideTrack Studios is located in the Spice Yard, Salt River.   
 
The success of a fine art studio lies in its ‘genius loci’. Art studios are sanctuaries for creativity, allowing one to separate home life from work life. There should be an experience of transformation upon entering the studio, enabling one to be or feel more creative.
SideTracks studios is a fairly new studio launched in September 2020. The studio space was newly renovated and purpose built. Upon moving in, one artist burnt some sage in her studio, to clear away any "bad juju". Artist Mary Visser pointed out that it was not necessary as builders are the best form of ‘burning sage’ - they gave us new, freshly painted, untouched spaces, allowing us [the artists] to be the first to imprint on these blank walls.  SideTrack’s ‘genius loci’ is imbued by the community of artists that choose to take residence there. A creative, fun and professional work space.
 
Each artist has interpreted the theme 'genius loci' in their own way. Some reflecting on physical spaces, transforming spaces, the abstraction and feeling of landscapes occupied by figures and structures.  The SideTrack artists are excited to be given the opportunity to have an exhibition as a collective in a curated gallery setting.


Participating Artists:
Adele van Heerden  | Aimee Lindeque  | Claude Chandler (Curator)  | Dayna-Gay Tate  | Joanna Lee Miller  | Johan de Lange | Karen Wykerd  | Marli Steyl
 Marolize Southwood  |  Pieter Heyneke | Mary Visser | Rentia Retief | Robyn Pretorius | Tanja Truscott



   






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  • -33 918661.18.400681 - Painting by Claude Chandler
    CLAUDE CHANDLER
    -33 918661.18.400681
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • Flowering Plants Of South Africa - Giclée Print by Johan de Lange JOHAN DE LANGE
    Flowering Plants Of South Africa
    Giclée Print / 119 x 84 cm
    R4 250
  • Traces #3 - Painting by Tanja Truscott TANJA TRUSCOTT
    Traces #3
    Painting / 73 x 99 cm
    R12 000
  • -33 926065.18.469848 - Painting by Claude Chandler
    CLAUDE CHANDLER
    -33 926065.18.469848
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • -33 939908.18.392198 - Painting by Claude Chandler
    CLAUDE CHANDLER
    -33 939908.18.392198
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • Volcanic Gold Vase #3 - Eathenware by Pieter Heyneke PIETER HEYNEKE
    Volcanic Gold Vase #3
    Eathenware / 23 x 26 cm
    R5 250
  • 7 PM In Clifton - Painting by Marli Steyl MARLI STEYL
    7 PM In Clifton
    Painting / 32 x 43 cm
    R10 500
  • Andrea In The Water - Painting by Marli Steyl MARLI STEYL
    Andrea In The Water
    Painting / 28 x 22 cm
    R6 250
  • Another Green World - Drawing by Adele van Heerden ADELE VAN HEERDEN
    Another Green World
    Drawing / 86 x 60 cm
    R16 675
  • Between The Hills - Painting by Karen Wykerd KAREN WYKERD
    Between The Hills
    Painting / 30 x 36 cm
    R6 950
  • Camps Bay Tidal Pool Rocks - Painting by Joanna Lee Miller JOANNA LEE MILLER
    Camps Bay Tidal Pool Rocks
    Painting / 37 x 29 cm
    R5 850
  • Waterfall Vase #4 - Stoneware by Pieter Heyneke PIETER HEYNEKE
    Waterfall Vase #4
    Stoneware / 10 x 30 cm
    R3 250
  • Chapman's Peak Sandy Shores - Painting by Joanna Lee Miller JOANNA LEE MILLER
    Chapman's Peak Sandy Shores
    Painting / 52 x 32 cm
    R7 750
  • Colourscape I - Painting by Dayna-Gay Tate DAYNA-GAY TATE
    Colourscape I
    Painting / 59 x 81 cm
    R14 000
  • Every Leaf - Painting by Karen Wykerd KAREN WYKERD
    Every Leaf
    Painting / 30 x 36 cm
    R6 950
  • Finding Like Minds - Painting by Aimee Lindeque AIMEE LINDEQUE
    Finding Like Minds
    Painting / 85 x 33 cm
    R9 775
  • Floodlit Heart - Painting by Mary Visser MARY VISSER
    Floodlit Heart
    Painting / 130 x 155 cm
    R55 000
  • Forest Bather #6 - Painting by Karen Wykerd KAREN WYKERD
    Forest Bather #6
    Painting / 31 x 40 cm
    R4 750
  • Forest Bather #7 - Painting by Karen Wykerd KAREN WYKERD
    Forest Bather #7
    Painting / 31 x 40 cm
    R4 750
  • Forest Bather #8 - Painting by Karen Wykerd KAREN WYKERD
    Forest Bather #8
    Painting / 31 x 40 cm
    R4 750
  • Horizon - Painting by Robyn Pretorius ROBYN PRETORIUS
    Horizon
    Painting / 42 x 59 cm
    R6 500
  • Colourscape III - Painting by Dayna-Gay Tate DAYNA-GAY TATE
    Colourscape III
    Painting / 23 x 32 cm
    R3 000
  • I Can't Bear It, Take Me There - Painting by Marolize Southwood MAROLIZE SOUTHWOOD
    I Can't Bear It, Take Me There
    Painting / 64 x 79 cm
    R16 500
  • Waterfall Vase #1 - Stoneware by Pieter Heyneke PIETER HEYNEKE
    Waterfall Vase #1
    Stoneware / 12 x 40 cm
    R4 850
  • Keep Out Of Direct Sunlight - Painting by Marli Steyl MARLI STEYL
    Keep Out Of Direct Sunlight
    Painting / 23 x 33 cm
    R6 750
  • Kommetjie Early Morning Light - Painting by Joanna Lee Miller JOANNA LEE MILLER
    Kommetjie Early Morning Light
    Painting / 47 x 32 cm
    R7 000
  • Lente - Painting by Rentia Retief RENTIA RETIEF
    Lente
    Painting / 44 x 62 cm
    R16 250
  • Long Journey - Painting by Aimee Lindeque AIMEE LINDEQUE
    Long Journey
    Painting / 34 x 57 cm
    R7 850
  • Namaqualand - Painting by Rentia Retief RENTIA RETIEF
    Namaqualand
    Painting / 44 x 62 cm
    R16 250
  • No Room To Swing A Cat - Painting by Aimee Lindeque
    AIMEE LINDEQUE
    No Room To Swing A Cat
    Painting / 33 x 47 cm
  • Noordhoek Peak - Painting by Joanna Lee Miller JOANNA LEE MILLER
    Noordhoek Peak
    Painting / 42 x 32 cm
    R6 500
  • On The Fly - Painting by Rentia Retief RENTIA RETIEF
    On The Fly
    Painting / 44 x 62 cm
    R16 250
  • Oggend Son - Painting by Rentia Retief RENTIA RETIEF
    Oggend Son
    Painting / 17 x 23 cm
    R4 250
  • Omvou - Painting by Rentia Retief RENTIA RETIEF
    Omvou
    Painting / 32 x 23 cm
    R6 500
  • Palmarium - Drawing by Adele van Heerden ADELE VAN HEERDEN
    Palmarium
    Drawing / 62 x 86 cm
    R16 675
  • Pass Me My Cocktail - Painting by Marli Steyl MARLI STEYL
    Pass Me My Cocktail
    Painting / 33 x 23 cm
    R6 750
  • Pink Everlastings - Painting by Marli Steyl MARLI STEYL
    Pink Everlastings
    Painting / 17 x 30 cm
    R4 850
  • Pink Still Life - Painting by Mary Visser MARY VISSER
    Pink Still Life
    Painting / 60 x 60 cm
    R17 250
  • Rainy Day - Painting by Rentia Retief RENTIA RETIEF
    Rainy Day
    Painting / 23 x 32 cm
    R6 500
  • Roses On A Sunday - Painting by Dayna-Gay Tate DAYNA-GAY TATE
    Roses On A Sunday
    Painting / 17 x 22 cm
    R2 500
  • Saunder's Rock High Tide - Painting by Joanna Lee Miller JOANNA LEE MILLER
    Saunder's Rock High Tide
    Painting / 42 x 32 cm
    R6 500
  • Skemer - Painting by Rentia Retief RENTIA RETIEF
    Skemer
    Painting / 18 x 15 cm
    R3 450
  • Sondagkloof - Painting by Rentia Retief RENTIA RETIEF
    Sondagkloof
    Painting / 23 x 32 cm
    R6 500
  • Summer Rain - Painting by Rentia Retief RENTIA RETIEF
    Summer Rain
    Painting / 30 x 30 cm
    R7 000
  • Suzanne By The Shore - Painting by Marli Steyl MARLI STEYL
    Suzanne By The Shore
    Painting / 60 x 85 cm
    R17 950
  • Suzanne By The Shore II - Painting by Marli Steyl MARLI STEYL
    Suzanne By The Shore II
    Painting / 15 x 21 cm
    R2 950
  • The Earth Has Music - Painting by Karen Wykerd KAREN WYKERD
    The Earth Has Music
    Painting / 36 x 36 cm
    R7 750
  • Volcanic Gold Vase #2 - Eathenware by Pieter Heyneke PIETER HEYNEKE
    Volcanic Gold Vase #2
    Eathenware / 16 x 27 cm
    R5 250
  • The Water Is Perfect - Painting by Marli Steyl MARLI STEYL
    The Water Is Perfect
    Painting / 60 x 50 cm
    R15 750
  • Traces #1 - Painting by Tanja Truscott TANJA TRUSCOTT
    Traces #1
    Painting / 64 x 90 cm
    R8 750
  • Traces #2 - Painting by Tanja Truscott TANJA TRUSCOTT
    Traces #2
    Painting / 73 x 99 cm
    R12 000
  • Turn Your Face To The Sun - Embroidery Art by Karen Wykerd KAREN WYKERD
    Turn Your Face To The Sun
    Embroidery Art / 37 x 28 cm
    R11 850
  • Twelve Apostles From Bakoven Rocks - Painting by Joanna Lee Miller
    JOANNA LEE MILLER
    Twelve Apostles From Bakoven Rocks
    Painting / 61 x 46 cm
  • Volcanic Gold Vase #1 - Eathenware by Pieter Heyneke PIETER HEYNEKE
    Volcanic Gold Vase #1
    Eathenware / 15 x 24 cm
    R4 250
  • Wanting, Needing - Painting by Marli Steyl MARLI STEYL
    Wanting, Needing
    Painting / 30 x 17 cm
    R4 850
  • Waterfall Vase #2 - Stoneware by Pieter Heyneke PIETER HEYNEKE
    Waterfall Vase #2
    Stoneware / 10 x 30 cm
    R3 250
  • Waterfall Vase #3 - Stoneware by Pieter Heyneke PIETER HEYNEKE
    Waterfall Vase #3
    Stoneware / 12 x 40 cm
  • Winter Gloei - Painting by Rentia Retief RENTIA RETIEF
    Winter Gloei
    Painting / 44 x 62 cm
    R16 250
  • Winterhoek - Painting by Rentia Retief RENTIA RETIEF
    Winterhoek
    Painting / 32 x 23 cm
    R6 500
  • Aweh - Painting by Robyn Pretorius ROBYN PRETORIUS
    Aweh
    Painting / 71 x 89 cm
    R19 500
  • Spaza Snax - Painting by Robyn Pretorius ROBYN PRETORIUS
    Spaza Snax
    Painting / 42 x 59 cm
    R6 500
  • Lilac Lyrics - Painting by Dayna-Gay Tate DAYNA-GAY TATE
    Lilac Lyrics
    Painting / 23 x 23 cm
    R2 875
  • Colourscape II - Painting by Dayna-Gay Tate DAYNA-GAY TATE
    Colourscape II
    Painting / 59 x 84 cm
    R14 000
  • Slinky Slide - Painting by Mary Visser MARY VISSER
    Slinky Slide
    Painting / 33 x 33 cm
    R5 175
  • Colourscape IV - Painting by Dayna-Gay Tate DAYNA-GAY TATE
    Colourscape IV
    Painting / 84 x 119 cm
    R17 250
  • Folk Song - Painting by Mary Visser MARY VISSER
    Folk Song
    Painting / 23 x 33 cm
    R4 850
  • The Journey Of A Jar - Painting by Aimee Lindeque
    AIMEE LINDEQUE
    The Journey Of A Jar
    Painting / 85 x 33 cm
  • Morning Song - Painting by Dayna-Gay Tate DAYNA-GAY TATE
    Morning Song
    Painting / 26 x 28 cm
    R3 000