'Club' by Jeanne Gaigher

Thu, August 20, 2015 to Sat, September 19, 2015
  • Close Up, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 73 x 91cm
  • Humid Night, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 126 x 100cm
  • Song on Repeat I, 2015, Ink on scrim, 466 x 128cm
  • Recorded Conversation (ongoing scene) I, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 46 x 61cm
  • Recorded Conversation (ongoing scene) II, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 51 x 51cm
  • Recorded Conversation (ongoing scene) III, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 60cm
  • Swamp, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 120cm
  • Restaurant in China I, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 87cm

SMITH is excited to introduce an exhibition of new paintings by Jeanne Gaigher. Gaigher is an emerging artist from Cape Town focusing on painting and will be represented by SMITH at the 2015 FNB Joburg Art Fair. Jeanne is able to effortlessly transport one into another world mid story or mid sentence. Through her loose strokes and moody colour palette her work pulls one into a mid afternoon swim or a long drive with the window down.

She looks deeply into the writing of Jorge Luis Borges and embraces the notion of an infinite series of time and the never-ending influence of text and interaction that molds our daily life. ‘Club’ provides a meeting place of culture and conversation within this structure.

‘Jeanne is able to beautifully capture fleeting moments within other cultures. Greatly influenced by her travels in the East and America, a new language of colour and stroke is created from a foreign aesthetic and portrayed and layered on canvas’ says curator at SMITH, Amy Ellenbogen.

This sense of timeless existence comes together in a solo show of painting and prints. Jeanne has chosen to embrace new mediums such as painting on scrim and allowing the scrim to be layered much as time is layered to created gentle nuances into new realities.

‘Club’ will run from 20th August to 19th September at SMITH, 56 Church Street, Cape Town.