Artists ex­plore their cre­ative hu­man spirit

Weekend Witness - - Arts -

CUR­RENTLY on show at artSPACE dur­ban is Gather, a group ex­hi­bi­tion, fa­cil­i­tated by Grace Kotze, who choose to paint to­gether and ex­hibit as a col­lec­tive.

Gather rep­re­sents a cross sec­tion of cre­ative spir­its, from beginners to ex­hibit­ing artists who en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence of learn­ing and grow­ing through the process of a col­lec­tive ex­ploratory ex­pe­ri­ence.

This show is a cel­e­bra­tion of the cre­ative na­ture of the hu­man spirit and the will to reach for more than what the struc­ture of the day­to­day pre­sents.

Artists vary in age from teenagers to re­tirees, yet all pos­sess the same will to ex­plore and cre­ate.

Also at the gallery at 3 Mil­lar Road, Dur­ban, is Me­gan Bon­netard’s Traces. In this body of work she ex­presses the traces which are left on her by the sub­ject and which she in turn leaves on the sub­ject. Bon­netard has used two main ve­hi­cles for this ex­pres­sion: por­trait and land­scape.

Show­ing in the front room and cor­ri­dor is SUMI­E by In­grid Adams, whose work is rooted in the tech­nique and process of SUMI­E.

The sub­ject mat­ter is of move­ment in qigong prac­tice, por­traits, and land, us­ing chance, mark and washes. The medium is ink stick on mul­berry, rice and Water­ford paper. The sec­ond sec­tion is mainly ab­stracts, the colours in­spired by med­i­ta­tive vi­sions. These ex­hi­bi­tions will run un­til April 12. The gallery is open from 9 am to 5 pm Mon­day to Fri­day and from 9 am to 2 pm on Satur­days. In­quiries: 031 312 0793. — Arts Edi­tor.

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