A
 
Web www.artsmart.co.za
A R T S M A R T
arts news from kwazulu-natal

visual arts
www.artsmart.co.za
enquiries@artsmart.co.za
 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
 

NB: as of 23 September 2008, all new artSMart articles are being published on the site news.artsmart.co.za.

SLEEPING BEAUTY (article first published : 2005-04-8)

Bean Bag Bohemia’s new season opens on April 12 at 18h00. The new theme is Sleeping Beauty which explores the ideas of the unexpected, representation, and new ways of looking.

New works include abstract paintings by Terri Broll; classical floral compositions by Annette Gieseler; contemporary reinterpretations of classical nudes by Joanne Hoyer; photographic work around hope and decay by Chris White and Jan de Langer; photographic installation on exile by Simmi Dulay, amnd Mirror, mirror on the wall mosaic shrines by Zelda Martin and Sheila Nickle.

“When I’m working on a painting, I often have dreams about paint,” says curator Tamlyn Martin. “The thick impasto colours come to life and wrestle in amongst themselves. In these dreams arias of colour, mark and texture effortlessly choreograph themselves into exquisitely moving forms. Without my conscious need to recognise or claim the content of these unimaginable paintings, adagios of caramel and flesh are born. It is very difficult to wake from these dreams and all the more complicated to explain them once they are gone. They awaken an embedded knowledge that affirms my faith in the limitless possibilities of “the new”.

“Two years ago, when we first opened our little Bean Bag museum, I harboured a stroppy distaste for “white cube” gallery spaces,” adds Tamlyn. “As our exhibitions have unfolded and pressed forward, my feelings about such spaces have changed.”

Steadily growing sales of work encouraged the exhibition organisers to move from Samp and Beans - the cultural weapon into Crimes of Passion and then Pleasure Revenge, the last exhibition.

“As with the paint in my dreams your (art buyers) desire to stake your claim has seen Dineo Bopape through her fourth year at Tech and seen her accepted at Gold Smith’s university in London as part of their masters programme,” Tamlyn continues. “Your unrelenting enthusiasm has propelled Doung Anwar Jahangeer on to receive national acclaim and participate in a Pulse Network exchange in Brazil. Your willingness to own your cultural heritage has funded Des Zeederberg’s first show, sent an exhibition to Cape Town and seen many new works produced and submitted to national competitions. And so the list goes on, but most importantly in the swishing orchestration of your dreaming brush you have begun to claim the beauty that surrounds you and await other unimagined things.”

On April 19, Tamlyn Martin will also launch Art Trails, her customised tours to artist studios, community work shops and galleries. “So if you’re ready to explore places you may never have been before don’t hesitate to give me a call and who knows what precious new pieces we might find for your collection,” she says.

Bean Bag Bohema also announces its new season of Food and Wine Evenings. These will commence on April 19 in partnership with Speir Wine Estate and will run monthly for the rest of the year.

More information about the art exhibition and the art trails from Tamlyn Martin on 082 450 5988.




 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
a co-production by caroline smart services and .durbanet. site credits
copyright © subsists in this page. all rights reserved. [ edit ] copyright details  artsmart