Close up detail of Jo Roets' clay sculpture art depicting multiple rings, like a tree stump, and the bottom of the clay is perforated with multiple mismatched holes.

Upcoming Exhibition: TIME & TIDE

A group exhibition titled TIME & TIDE (wait for no man) will go on show at StateoftheART Gallery in Cape Town from 15 February to 18 March 2023.

TIME & TIDE (wait for no man) is about the passage of time, and comprises a constellation of sculptural objects, paintings, paper collage and printmaking that serve as a meditation on the workings of time, and a recording of everyday life.

The exhibiting artists include Sylvester Zanoxolo Mqeku with his curious sandcast terracotta sculptures; Catherine Ocholla’s paintings of atmospheric skyscapes presenting powerful depictions of natural drama; Lisette Forsyth who paints contemporary figures superimposed on vintage maps and historical newspaper pages; Jo Roets and her delicate paper-thin clay creations; Laurel Holmes whose deep love of the natural world reflects in her environmentally driven printmaking; Corné Eksteen who explores contemporary human identities and energy in his portrait paintings; and Karla Nixon and her abstract paper collage artworks, reflecting the transience and the fragility of human lives.

Arts writer Lucinda Jolly comments, “The zeitgeist of our time lies in the acutely eclectic: it’s a smorgasbord of “nothing is art and everything is art”,  a time when artists disrupt and interrupt materiality by investigating the uses of new mediums and established ones to ascertain how far they can push the envelope to create something new and inspiring. This then becomes the meeting point of these 7 artists and their interpretation and manifestation of the theme of time.”

About the exhibition:
•    Opening Event: Saturday 25 February 2023, 10am – 2pm
•    Free and no tickets required.
•    On show 15 February – 18 March 2023
•    Location: StateoftheART Gallery, 50 Buitenkant St, Cape Town.
•    Opening hours: 10am – 4pm Tuesdays – Fridays, 10am – 1pm Saturdays.
•    All artworks can be viewed and purchased online here


About StateoftheART:
Established in 2010 and situated at 50 Buitenkant Street in Cape Town, StateoftheART is a contemporary gallery dedicated to representing artists from across South Africa. The gallery comprises two spaces: an intimate exhibition space in the centre of Cape Town, and a second space online, available to everyone regardless of geography: to browse, to learn, to look for advice and to acquire art - at their convenience.


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