Art Exhibition FAITH at Ruth Prowse Art School

The exhibition Faith has taken 2 months to prepare however it draws from a lifetime of experiences. I investigate Faith with other artists as an ability to stay together until a show is resolved. It is a process of cells assembling similar to a fetus being born.  Each artist brings a unique cell there is no malignant cancerous growth of over production of the same cell.

Head hunting began to develop as a theme. Looking at heads as objects on there own as well as having content, thought. Gary Frier and Abigail Harper both offered heads. Abigail’s being of her brother with all the environmental content inside and Gary a more realistic portrait of artist David Koloane.

Taking the structure of the head one step further it could be viewed as a house with many rooms that store the experiences that happen over time. Angus Buchanan uses deserted houses and towers as metaphors of structures forsaken with only desert sand shifting through.

Jill Trappler – Revisiting St Helena

Jill Trappler does not focus on the architectural structure but rather the people, how they connect and the relationship woven around them. Each person is real but also a vessel that evokes memories of past ladies and society.  Drawing is always held in high regard as it reflects in a physical activity the social connections being formed in her classes.

Business rabbit has re-entered another show and is still navigating the edge between digital and hand made techniques, how to bring ingenuity and haphazard mechanical creativity into the sleek streamlined digital world still embedded in time that has continued through the centuries,  world.

Katrin Dorje Business Rabbit

All artists showing, work in print. The techniques ranges from etching, aquatint, lithography to chine colle and sugar lift. Using old labor intensive print mediums requires an operating studio and working press. The manual process extends the thought process over time. Etching takes more time. Lithography is a more immediate process, while digital is even quicker as no manual labour happens in mark making.

The show will run from 17th to 28th September at Ruth Prowse School of Art. An opening will be at RPSA on 22nd September starting at 10 am all are welcome!

Francisca Louw