| Hout Street Gallery in Paarl presents thirty-sixth Summer Salon
Thirty-sixth Summer Salon
Hout Street Gallery, Paarl
26 November until 31 January 2012
The Hout Street Gallery in Paarl presents its thirty-sixth Summer Salon from 26 November until 31 January 2012. The exhibition features a range of more than thirty South African artists, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics and Carrol Boyes functional art.
“This year the opening takes a slightly different format from previous years, with an all-day event from 9am until 9pm on Saturday 26 November,” says David Zetler, owner of the Gallery. “We invite guests to join us for strawberries and sparkling wine, or juice for our younger visitors, and make it a nice day out for all the family.”
A range of ceramics by Barry Dibb from Durban and early sculpture works by Yvette Weyers are on show, while Louise Gelderblom, who has achieved cult status, presents a number of large vessels . Her art is firmly rooted in the African tradition and she won the Eco International design award, and was also the winner in the best Craft and Design category.
Several early pieces by Barbara Jackson will be on display. These are abstract, brightly coloured sculptures which bear the imprint of her inimitable style.
“On the painting front, we are delighted to again be exhibiting work by Henk Serfontein ahead of his prestigious showing in Spain. He has been internationally acclaimed for his so called "night" paintings. These are evocative, dramatic and brilliantly conceived. Two of these works will be seen as well as two pop art-styled paintings,” comments Zetler.
Other regular favourites have a firm place in the Summer Salon. Paarl artists Kervin Cupido and Jeffrey Appollis will be presenting work while upcoming artist, Shany van der Berg, will also be represented.
“Hannes van Zyl, who has been exhibiting his work at the Gallery for more than twenty years, and who is also a well-know art teacher in Paarl, will be showing a large canvas, simply titled "Flowers on a Table". This acrylic is impeccably painted with verve and vision, and is very provocative with its slanted angles.”
Newer faces at the Summer Salon include Lyn Brown, the former chairperson of the South African Society of Arts, who will have a few oils on show, joined by her daughter Jessica who also works in oils. In a similar genre, Fanie le Roux is showing a number of oils of finely painted stillives and harbour scenes.
Charles van der Merwe, also a prize winner at the latest SASA Exhibition, will be showing a number of Parisian scenes of café society, observed during the time he spent in Paris.
“Armand du Rand is a sculptor and originally a medical doctor. He now runs his own bronze foundry where he creates his charming elongated figures,” says Zetler.
Erik Laubser will be showing a series of landscapes while other artists include Natalie Hirschman, Jan Vermeiren, Tisa Mertz, Stokhuyzen to name just a few.
The Summer Salon runs from 26 November until 31 January 2012. The Hout Street Gallery is open seven days a week, on Monday – Saturday from 08:30am – 5:00 pm and on Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00 pm. It is. situated at 270 Main Street, Paarl, on the corner of Hout and Main Streets. Call 021 872 5030 or visit www.houtstreetgallery.co.za for further information and a list of participating artists.
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