Event Details for Exhale:
- Date/s: - 14/11/2019 - 27/11/2019
- Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Location: The Studio Art Gallery
- City: Simon's Town, South Africa
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Take a moment to picture the warmth of the sun, its light glimmering through the leaves. The feel of water on your skin; the sound of wind rustling through branches or waves sighing onto the shore. In a departure from her usual subject matter, multimedia artist Karen Wykerd leaves the busy streets of the city behind to explore the abundance of nature around Cape Town, capturing calm spaces where one can take a moment to exhale and let out the stresses of our daily lives.
In ‘Exhale’, Wykerd is exhibiting a selection of paintings on canvas, wooden blocks and hand-marbled paper. Process is an important part of the body of work, with elements of chance at play, acknowledging the necessity of exploring the unfamiliar in order to gain insight.
This tranquil collection of works uses Wykerd’s recognisable translucent washes of colour around figures swimming, strolling, floating to create scenes of immersion in nature. The dreamily indistinct backgrounds and tranquil colour palette combine to give us moments of rest and reflection where we can be reacquainted with nature, and our selves.
The opening event will take place at The Studio Art Gallery on Saturday, 16 November 2019.