3 April – 21 April
Solo exhibition of enamel plate portraits by South African based artist Ivy Rihlampfu.
Ivy documents the everyday heroines she come across frequently. She says:
“Some are found selling vegetable, sweets and fruits in the streets of Johannesburg – I’m drawn to their grace and humility. The women I document embody strength, courage and effort but often their actions are unseen or not taken into account. I’m motivated to uncover these actions, by taking a closer look and learning more about them. I’m interested to realize more about these women as I portray them in my artwork, from painting on the enamel plates to unrefined sketches as I sit and talk with them about their on-going daily labour. Currently I am documenting these women on different types of enamel plate using oil paints. Through more detection, gaining insight to these women, I am stimulated to celebrate them and to investigate what it means to be a black modern-day woman in contrast to the women I document.”
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