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FLOATING AND FALLING (article first published : 2008-06-4; last edited : [an error occurred while processing this directive])

Former Durban artist Bronwen Findlay is presenting Floating and Falling, an exhibition of monotypes and mixed-media oil paintings at David Krut Projects in Johannesburg. This is her first solo show in Johannesburg since her major painting exhibition at the Standard Bank Gallery in 2006 and a show of prints at Artist Proof Studio in 2007.

Floating and Falling refers to the elements that tumble every which way, unencumbered by gravity or perspective, in Findlay’s paintings. She has no qualms about labels such as “sentimental” or “kitsch” and happily incorporates doilies, flowers, flowered prints and everyday things into her work. This recycling of found objects enables her to posit something new about the mundane and to give old things new life.

Findlay has always revelled in rich shades and bright, contrasting colours, but the recent addition of metallic sheens lends a new note to her work. While areas of golden dots and copper hues are reminiscent of Gustav Klimt, Findlay compares her process, in its intensity and repetition, to lace-making or other, traditionally feminine, forms of domestic craft.

Floating and Falling can be seen at David Krut Projects, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. More information on 011 447 0627 or email: lucy@davidkrut.com or visit www.davidkrutpublishing.com

Due to strong public response, the exhibition has now been extended to July 28




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