New Kathy Botha ex­hi­bi­tion con­tin­ues journey

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

ARTIST Kathy Botha’s new ex­hi­bi­tion, Equilib­rium, is open­ing at the Al­liance Française in Rich­mond Hill to­day at 12pm.

The open­ing func­tion at 17 Mackay Street, Rich­mond Hill, will run un­til 2pm and a cash bar will be avail­able. The work will be on view un­til Septem­ber 29.

Born in Sal­is­bury, Rhode­sia (now Harare, Zim­babwe) in 1951, Botha em­i­grated to Port El­iz­a­beth in 1980. Hav­ing stud­ied art at school and later fash­ion de­sign and pat­tern cut­ting at the then Cloth­ing In­sti­tute of Rhode­sia, she ran a suc­cess­ful cloth­ing de­sign busi­ness in the Bay for 25 years, un­til the call to paint be­came too strong to ig­nore.

Botha stud­ied fine art at the Nel­son Man­dela Univer­sity for five years, fol­lowed by two years of pri­vate study with Pro­fes­sor Greg Kerr.

Her first solo ex­hi­bi­tion, Emer­gence, was held at ArtEC in 2012, and her sec­ond, Res­o­nance, was at the GFI Art Gallery last year.

Equilib­rium, Botha’s new se­ries of paint­ings, is a con­tin­u­a­tion of the two previous ex­hi­bi­tions and serves as an anal­ogy of her own per­sonal growth and in­ner cre­ative journey, which in­volves “sur­ren­der­ing the need to con­trol”.

More in­for­ma­tion from the Al­liance Française on (041) 585-7889.

FREE ART: The Equilib­rium ex­hi­bi­tion opens to­day at Al­liance Française

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