What Does the Fox Say?
FOX ODYSSEY, THE MAGPIE ART COLLECTIVE GALLERY, BARRYDALE, WESTERN CAPE
Fox Odyssey, an exhibition of paintings by Andrew James Hofmeyr, explores life in the quiet backwaters of the platteland. The work features literal and figurative roads running though historic architecture and modern buildings. The bustle of street life is everywhere as foxes roam alongside all sorts of feline friends and fowl. The paintings, done on wood panels, are deeply textured and detailed, drawing the viewer in and guaranteeing a child-like sense of joy. “Today,” Hofmeyr says, “everyone comes from somewhere else.” And beneath the naïve appearance, Andrew’s paintings examine the world we live in, our environment in minutiae and what it means to feel “alien” in a familiar world. The exhibition will run from 14th September to 27th October. For more information, visit www.andrewjameshofmeyrart.com.