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Gallery Guide

June 4, 2014

AVA GALLERY, 35 Church Street, CBD. |Tel: 021 424 7436:

Human Zoo. With her first solo exhibition, Anya Adendorff draws on her experience of architecture to represent her view of urban masses. With a frenzied over-crowding of the canvas, she references society's manic over-consumption and wastage. Ends tomorrow.

Soft Walls. Sydelle Willow Smith's photographs figuratively investigate the subtle ways in which Africans and South Africans in relationships make sense of their space, experiences and complexities. Ends tomorrow.

AVONDALE WINE ESTATE TASTING GALLERY, Lustigan Road, Klein Drakenstein, Paarl. |Tel: 021 863 1976:

Crossing Over: A Journey of Past and Present. By Scats Esterhuyse, a self-taught artist whose work has been described as being "between the photorealism of John Meyer and the broader impressionism of Walter Meyer".

BARNARD GALLERY, 55 Main Street, Newlands. Tel: 021 671 1553:

Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi's True Colours. |Ends July10.

BLANK PROJECTS, 113-115 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 462 4276:

Some Kind of Nature. Jan-Henri Booyens. These paintings are the realisation of a process of automatic drawing performed by Booyens during a five-month retreat. Ends June 21.

BRUNDYN+ GALLERY, First Floor, ORO Africa Building, 170 Buitengracht Street, CBD. |Tel: 021 424 5150:

Ditaola. A solo exhibition by Mohau Modisakeng in which he interrogates the role of violence in post-colonial Africa. Ends July 12.

Iziko Good Hope Gallery, Castle of Good Hope, Buitenkant Street. Tel: 021 467 7223:

Design & Making [the story of food]. Traces the evolution of craft and design through food, in particular, the vessels used for its preservation. |Ends October 12.

COMMUNE.1, 64 Wale Street, CBD. |Tel: 021 423 5600:

Traces. A joint exhibition by Ledelle Moe and Miranda Pfeiffer. In Gallery I. Moe's monumental cement and steel sculptures question human relationships to nature, the space we occupy and the marks we leave behind. Pfeiffer's large-scale drawings, rendered in painstaking detail with the fine tip of a mechanical pencil, capture moments and narratives of a fantastical nature. Ends June 6.

DAVID KRUT PROJECTS, Montebello Design Centre, Newlands Avenue, Newlands. |Tel: 021 685 0676:

Diane Victor: The Needle and the Damage Done.

Printmaker Victor exhibits her first solo show of prints in Cape Town since 2008. These black-and-white prints, which showcase her grotesque and characteristic iconography, display a preoccupation with sins such as greed, lust, envy and excess. |Ends June 29.

D-STREET GALLERY, Dorp Street, 112 Stellenbosch. Tel: 021 883 É7:

Art: Psyche and Soul. Features Anton Smit, Shany van den Berg, Cobus van Bosch, Hanneke Benade, Peter van Straten, Nicholas Estherhuizen, Sam Lefaso Macholo, Adriaan Diedericks, Strijdom van der Merwe and Clare Menck who explore the always eluding essence of the external and internal being of things in existence. Curated by Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen. Ends June 28.

EVERARD READ GALLERY, Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront. Tel: 021 418 4527:

Itica Pritica. A collaboration between friends, art activist Beezy Bailey and musician Dave Matthews, in a homage to Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg in oil, enamel and silkscreen on canvas. Their short film Itica Pritica will be included. Ends tomorrow.

IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN MUSEUM, 25 Victoria Street, CBD. Tel: 021 481 3800:

Fragile Histories, Fugitive Lives. Comprises an artist's book and four photomontages that narrate the tensions and textures of early Colonial encounters |at the Cape in South Africa, by Keith Dietrich. |Ends July 14.

IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY, Government Avenue, Company's Garden, CBD. Tel: 021 467 4660:

A Nomad's Harvest. A retrospective of photographs by George Hallett. The works cover a career spanning more than 50 years and are augmented by a comprehensive display of biographical information as well as book and record covers. Ends July 9.

JOHANS BORMAN FINE ART, |16 Kildare Road, Newlands. |Tel: 021 683 6863:

A selection of works by South African masters including Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, Robert Hodgins, Hugo NaudÉ, Walter Battiss, Peter Clarke and Maud Sumner, as well as works by contemporary artists such as Walter Meyer, Jacobus Kloppers, Marlene von DÜrckheim, Hussein Salim, Kyle Weeks and Anton Chapman.

ROBBEN ISLAND MUSEUM, Nelson Mandela Gateway, Clocktower Precinct, V&A Waterfront. |Tel: 021 419 1300:

Away from View. Irene NaudÉ turned three of the cells on Robben Island into camera obscuras and has captured on treated paper images of the outside of Robben Island prison. Ends September.

RUST-EN-VREDE GALLERY, 10 Wellington Street, Durbanville. Tel: 021 976 4691:

Salon A & B: A Focus on the African Woman in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Christa Myburgh recontextualises the black female figure in her paintings by deliberately removing them from a traditional reality to be placed in a so-called Western context or setting. She uses the "old masters" style of meticulous layering of paint, again a predominantly "Western" style.

Salon C: Prints and plates from the Walter Battiss Company. Ends June 25.

SALON91 CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTION, 91 Kloof Street, Gardens. Tel: 021 424 6930:

Other Dust. A solo exhibition of paintings and illustrations by Andrew Sutherland. These works have been created almost entirely by referencing his growing collection of archival photographs, postcards and memorabilia. Ends June 21.

SASOL ART MUSEUM (The University Museum) 52 Ryenveld Street, Stellenbosch. |Tel: 021 808 3691/3/5:

Dear Mr Mandela, Dear Mrs Parks: Children's Letters, Global Lessons. Inspired by hundreds of children around the world who wrote letters to Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, both internationally renowned for the work in human rights.

Freedom XX: 20 Pieces of Democracy. Curated by the 11 staff members of the University Museum who each selected an artwork which in their opinion represented the period 1994 to 2014. Ends December 31.

STATEoftheART Gallery, 61 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town. Tel: 072 470 9272:

Wild & Still: Expressions of the Landscape. A solo exhibition by Janet Botes. Tomorrow to June 21.

STEVENSON GALLERY, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 462 1500:

Celebrations. The solo exhibition by BarthÉlÉmy Toguo takes its name from an immersive installation in which small drawings are displayed atop 38 music stands.

Experimentation: All Hell Break Loose. Solo exhibition of sculpture, painting and photography |by Mawande Ka Zenzile in iconography - from low and high culture, historical and contemporary political constellations are forced into dialogue. Ends July 12.

WARREN EDITIONS, 3rd floor, 62 Roeland Street, Cape Town. Tel: 021 461 6070:

Treading Soft Ground Part Two. A performance and print collaboration between Katherine Bull and Warren Editions showcasing the prints pulled from the soft ground etchings created during a performance. Ends June 28.

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Cape Argus

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