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Deborah Bell – Invocations to the Plate
16 May @ 09:00 - 31 May @ 17:00 SAST
Master art printers David Krut Projects presents the latest body of prints by Deborah Bell, a leading South African artist known for her examinations of the borders between mortality and immortality, matter and spirit, the ordinary and the mythic. Bell’s works are often spontaneously conceived as quick sketches and drawings made in her visual notebooks. From here the creative process begins to transform these snapshots into large images that are filled with conscious and subconscious messages and meanings that are often literally gouged or scratched onto the canvas.
As she describes her process: “Sometimes I will take a small insignificant detail from a large painting or make quick sketches of different artifacts in a museum case along with their shadows. These all get crammed into the notebooks and often a relationship is set up between the images drawn on a single page which then become the source for a new work. I see these notebooks as my dictionary; each image is like a word that I can juxtapose to create a story, a poem.”
Highlights of the exhibition include a 2-meter long diptych entitled She Wolf, a work around which the other smaller prints on display are based.
Opening event Thu Apr 12 from 18:00.
Artist Talk Deborah Bell will be discussing her creative process and her new exhibition on Sat Apr 14 from 11:00.
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat 09:00-16:00. Closed Mon, Sun.
Apr 12 2018 – May 31 2018
David Krut Projects
142 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood
Entrance is free