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PAEAN TO PAINT (article first published : 2005-08-1)

Paean to Paint, an exhibition of some of the South Africa's 's finest painters, will open at artSPACE durban on August 8 at 18h30.

aSd proudly hosts an exhibition that celebrates painting - its current and continuing ability to engage audiences both cerebrally and emotionally, as well as those who continue to make it their language. Paean to Paint examines the significance of the genre in a world that has been dominated by conceptual practice. How does painting engage an audience whose main source of information and entertainment is mass media?

Durban has produced some of the most skilled painters in Southern Africa in the past several decades. Londoners are queuing to experience the transport of the Triumph of Painting series at the Saatchi Gallery. Now come and join the triumphal celebration at Paean to Paint exhibition which is curated by Dee Donaldson.

Exhibiting artists include, amongst others, Janet Solomon, Andrew Verster, Bronwen Vaughan-Evans, Pascale Chandler, Audrey Olivier and Grace Kotze.

Paean to Paint runs until August 27. aSd is situated at 3 Millar Road, off Umgeni Road, Durban. Enquiries to Karen Bradtke on e-mail: artspace_durban@yahoo.com




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