Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville proudly hosts three solo exhibitions by well-known, established artists Hennie Meyer, Marieke Prinsloo and Strijdom van der Merwe.
This triple threat show will include a ceramic installation by Durbanville Ceramicist Hennie Meyer in Salon A titled “After the Party”. For this exhibition, Meyer sets the mood by installing a dining table as centrepiece, whilst framing the walls with ceramic portraits of the dinner guests created in an eerily Anglo-Boer fashion. The viewer is invited to join in on the celebrations, only to discover that this gathering has already come to an end, giving rise to the ‘Cluedoic’ question – what exactly happened at the party?
After the party, visitors will be mesmerized by the ethereal creations by sculptor Marieke Prinsloo in Salon B. Prinsloo has been commissioned to create the public sculptural piece destined to adorn the ‘Pampoenkraal’ development in Durbanville. An exhibition of her sculpted bodies as carriers of stories and dreams at the gallery can be seen as the perfect prelude to the unveiling of this public creation.
“Between the Lines” – an exhibition by land artist Strijdom van der Merwe completes this triad of exhibitions in Salon B. This collection of work is a continuous interest and search for the role that lines play in our everyday lives - from the acknowledgement of the beauty of road lines and the abstact cropping of them to become an object of art, towards the interest of energy lines, better known as ley lines. In his creation of this body of work, Van der Merwe asks the question: “Where do we fit into these life organizing and direction determining ‘lines’?
All three exhibitions open on Tuesday the 9th of May at 19h00. It is an event open to the public, free of charge. Book with Yoco Eatery if you want to enjoy the set dinner menu on opening night. There will be a cash bar available as per usual.
Dates: 9 May until 7 June.
Gallery Times: Weekdays from 9h00 until 16h00. Saturdays from 9h00 until 13h00. Closed on Sundays.