See Art is based on the premise that successful visual artists structure their works using an alphabet of art-making to initiate dialogue that should cause viewers to ‘see’ the works. The alphabet of art-making has many components: inter alia, colour, mark-making, shapes, use of positive and negative space, texture, balance, emphasis, harmony and movement.
Gallery 2 looks to mediate between formalist ideals and the theoretical artistic discourse of contemporary art. Their goal is to promote a re-appreciation of not only the aesthetic but also a return to the essence of production in art as well as any conceptual discourse that the work may signify.
The group show will include: Collin Cole, Daandrey Steyn, Derek Zietsman, Eric Duplan, Frikkie Eksteen, Gordon Froud, Helena Hugo, Heidi Fourie, Izanne Wiid, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Karin Preller. The See Art exhibition is curated by Derek Zietsman, and will be opened by David Paton, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg on Saturday, 11 February 2017 at 12:00. Taking place at Gallery 2, the exhibition will close on 4 March 2017.
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