Curated 8 – Week Five of Eight (16 – 22 November)

Group curated by Candice Cruse

An intersection of human-made spaces and nature, this group of works includes depictions of both. Dan Nel’s desolate and beautiful interior is contrasted by an intimate view of “My grandmother’s kitchen in the 60s” by Sam Nhlengethwa. Similarly to Dan Nel’s work, both spaces are devoid of humans but made by humans. Joshua Miles “City and nature” portrays a view of Cape Town city from a viewpoint in nature and Helen Timm’s “Townscape” is a more loosely painted watercolour from a higher vantage point. Both works elevate the viewer, but where Miles makes us feel that we are more a part of nature in our view of the city, Timm pushes us directly into the townscape.

There was February… and then, October! At JMFA we have missed our usual (pre–COVID) pace of putting works together to rub shoulders with one another. One of the most fulfilling aspects of our consultancy is telling stories and encouraging conversations by looking at art. We choose works which relate to the people who live with them, and support artists in whom we believe.

And so, in our bid to put us all in a positive place in the surreal year that is 2020 and bring you some stories, we have made our own groups:

  • 8 groups of 8 works which we will release on our website, week by week, every Monday, for 8 weeks
  • hung and photographed in friendly spaces to give you a sense of scale
  • for the release week only, if you buy 2 or more, you will pay 8% less on the total cost of the works. You can, of course, purchase only one but you will be missing out on the discount.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to enquire about the condition or to arrange to view the works at either our Cape Town or Johannesburg studio, depending on where they (and you!) are.