There are some interesting exhibitions on at the moment with new ones opening during July.
The Winter exhibition at the Everard Read Gallery is a group show with works by over 30 artists Phillemon Hlungwani, Neil Rodger, Anton Momberg, Velaphi Mzimba, Walter Voigt, Impumelelo Beads, Angus Taylor, Hanneke Benade, Pauline Gutter, Lionel Smit, Deborah Bell, Caryn Scrimgeour, Rina Stutzer, John Meyer and many more. Closing on 28th July
Limited Edition group exhibition of works on paper opened at In Toto in Birdhaven 5th July.
Sarah Britten’s lipstick art will go on show at Velo Café Cnr Juta and Melle Street, Braamfontein Opening on 5th July the works will be up ’till 28 July. Visit the show and have a grab a coffee & eats
A group show at Michael Stevenson’s also on Juta Street Braamfontein also opens on 5th July and runs until 4thAugust. If a Tree .. is curated by Clare Butcher and aims to re-examine the 1997 second Johannesburg Biennale (entitled Trade Routes: History and Geography). For more see http://www.stevenson.info/exhibitions/traderoutes/index_atree.html
Marcus Neustetter’s exhibition The Space between the Stars A suite of 12 prints opens at AOP 44 Stanley Ave 5th July. Artist’s talk on Saturday 7 July at 11:00. All welcome The new suite of 12 new digital prints by Marcus Neustetter, titled The Space between the Stars, captures some of the research for the stamps that Neustetter recently designed for the South African Post Office, celebrating South Africa’s role in astronomy. See http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/art-and-science-meet-at-circa-art-gallery and http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/art-and-science-meet-at-the-post-office The stamp sheets and first day covers that Marcus Neustetter designed for the Post Office’s astronomy series will be for sale at the launch of the suite of prints. Neustatter writes of his work: “My interest in both drawing and working in the digital domain at the intersection of art, science and technology has led me to experiment with the translation of data and scientific observations into artistic marks that move between the hand-made and the digitally manipulated. Working closely with people outside of my own field, such as historians, archeologists, astrophysicists and astronomers, my obsession with the perspective into space and down onto the surface of the earth, has driven me to attempt to capture abstract metaphors of the vastness of outer space in juxtaposition with the context, instruments and tools for observing, measuring and translating the data gathered”.
In a slightly different vein is the exhibition at the Adler Museum at the Wits Medical School which chronicles the life of Phillip Tobias starting from his childhood in Durban and Bloemfontein. The museum is open from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm. The exhibition runs until the end of July.
On from Mid July until 15th September is the Standard Bank group show of 20th Century Masters – The Human Figure. It forms part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 and includes work by the late 19th and early 20th Century French painters from the realists Millet & Courbet to the Impressionists Manet, Degas, Morisot and Renoir plus the early modernists like Leger Braque, Pablo Picasso, Matisse,Vallotton, etc. The Gallery is open weekdays until 4.30 and Saturday mornings 9-1.
24th July to 25th August Wilma Cruise’s exhibition The Alice Diaries at Circa Gallery Lower Rosebank.