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NEW CAFÉ GALLERY (article first published : 2000-10-10)

A new café gallery has opened in Durban. This is Fatcats Café at Glenwood Village on Moore Road.

The venue’s first exhibition features works by Arlene McDade who is well-known for her bold images on huge canvases. When Arlene was in Fort Lauderdale in Florida, she went to an art gallery and was struck by the large and beautiful canvases they displayed.

“On enquiring further, I was even more surprised to find that most of them were photo realistic reproductions on canvas,” says Arlene. “Even as an artist myself, I battled to tell the difference. This method provides the effect of texture and therefore the “original” appearance. The added advantage is that one can go really large.” This is where Arlene’s work is attractive for interior decorators who generally find it difficult to obtain large pictures.

“I love to paint huge, lavish paintings,” explains Arlene, “but because they take so long to paint, the price is prohibitive to many customers. But by using the photo-realistic reproduction on canvas method of printing, the work can be reproduced the same size and has a fantastic effect.”

You can judge the method for yourself by visiting Fatcats which will host this exhibition throughout October. Phone (031) 201—0591. To contact Arlene phone (031) 467-4764.




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