Rendezvous | a group show

Wed, December 5, 2018 to Sat, January 12, 2019
  • Sepideh Mehraban, Return Home, 2018, Oil paint, PVA, cold glue, paper and carpet on canvas, 143 x 110cm
  • Stephen Allwright, Untitled, 2018, Ink, graphite and watercolour on Canson paper, 107 x 81cm
  • Banele Khoza, Sunday Afternoon, 2018, Acrylic and ink on canvas, 122 x 91cm
  • Elsabé Milandri, Portrait of father and son IX, 2018, Water-based oil on board, 24 x 18cm
  • Gitte Möller, More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered prayers (sketch), 2018, Oil on Enduro Ice, 29 x 24cm
  • Katherine Bull, GOOGLE reverse image search_collage (Judgement), 2017, Acrylic and oil on polycotton, 120 x 90cm
  • Sitaara Stodel, Has anyone fed the cats yet?, 2018, Transfer print and collage, 39 x 33cm
  • Thandiwe Msebenzi, Phansti kwe bhedi ka Gogo, 2016, Photographic print on German etching archival paper, 60 x 40cm, Edition 1/5
  • Nabeeha Mohamed, Almond Eyes, 2018, Oil on canvas, 38 x 30cm

SMITH is proud to present a wide-ranging collection of work with Rendezvous, its summer exhibition showcasing contributions from 23 artists represented by the gallery during 2018.

The show brings to a close SMITH’s fourth year of operation, a year begun by Banele Khoza’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, LOVE?. Khoza went on to show Seeking myself in others at the AKAA Fair in Paris as well as stage his first museum show at Zeitz MOCAA titled Banele Khoza LGBTQI+.

Jeanne Gaigher’s inclusion in the Zeitz MOCAA Contemporary Art Africa Benefit Auction as well as Dale Lawrence’s solo exhibition, Amateur Hour, at the FNB Joburg Art Fair were further highlights.

Rendezvous sees Khoza and Lawrence joined by Stephen Allwright, Katherine Bull
Vanessa Cowling, Grace Cross, Katharien de Villiers, Jess Holdengarde, Sepideh Mehraban, Michael Linders, Elsabé Milandri, Nabeeha Mohamed, Gitte Möller, Thandiwe Msebenzi, Rosie Mudge, Daniel Nel, Bert Pauw, Gabrielle Raaff, Tiago Rodrigues, Sitaara Stodel, Marsi van de Heuvel, Anna van der Ploeg and Michaela Younge.

Among the artists presenting new processes to be shown in 2019 is Bert Pauw, whose work of painted cans sees a marked shift towards more involved and interventional artmaking. Nabeeha Mohamed, meanwhile, with her portrait work Almond Eyes, will mark a return to practice after a lengthy hiatus and a second showing at SMITH. The work is a commentary on the fetishisation of woman of colour and the use of food produce to describe aspects of our anatomy.

“Rendezvous is a gathering of trusted old friends and some exciting new faces to celebrate the end of a successful year at SMITH. This show captures each artist’s current creative output and offers varying views on the role of artmaking in society. Rendezvous creates a space for collectors to encounter the standout works from the artists in SMITH’s stable, and gives a taste of what can be expected in 2019,” says SMITH Curator Jana Terblanche.

As has become a tradition at SMITH, a selection of the exhibiting artists gathered at the gallery for a roundtable conversation in which they discussed this year’s contributions amongst themselves.

An edited transcript of the conversation is available by request, while exclusive interviews with a particular artist can be arranged by contacting jana@smithstudio.co.za.

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