Grounded – FynArts Gallery, 2021

by Candice Cruse

Perhaps a feeling many of us will relate to during the testing past year is that we have all been grounded and un-grounded in some way or another. ‘Grounded’ can be a feeling of belonging, a possession, a space – real or imagined – which can contain a feeling of safety. Similarly, it can be a feeling of limitation: a grounded plane, a feeling of being lost, a pupil restricted from activities they enjoy for not conforming.

This exhibition aims to enchant and to inspire the viewer to ask, ‘why do artists depict a place/space?’

This initial inquiry transforms into a more pertinent visual quest by the curators to include questions around ‘how’ artists depict a place; what medium, references and subject matter do they use, and, what could it mean to be grounded?

This exhibition attempts to explore that resonance, showing works which in some way reveal what the artists found engaging about a place: a landscape, an interior, a community, a society, or, perhaps, a person. Grounded is an exploration of how artists delve into ever-complex spaces.

Grounded is part of the Hermanus FynArts Festival. The festival runs between 10 – 20 June.
The exhibition is on 18 July
at FynArts Gallery, The Courtyard, 2 Harbour Road, Hermanus.

 

Exhibition Works

Paintings

Body-ology

R 14700.00

Paintings

Cape Point

R 2800.00

Limited editions

City and nature

R 22200.00
R 18000.00

Paintings

Cyclone Japhet

R 9585.00

Paintings

Distant shore #2

R 4650.00

Paintings

Distant shore #3

R 4650.00

Limited editions

Hokusai as a girl 14/20

R 5800.00

Paintings

Kitchen utensils

R 11900.00

Paintings

Makanaskop

R 10400.00

Limited editions

Man and two dogs 45/80

R 3590.00

Photography

New York

R 10000.00

Limited editions

Prosthetic III 1/5

R 14375.00

Limited editions

Prosthetic IV 1/5

R 14375.00

Photography

Red Stone Hills

R 7500.00

Paintings

Serviettes

SQ

Limited editions

Sewing 5/50

R 5510.00

Photography

Swartberg storm

R 7500.00

Paintings

Table Mountain

R 17250.00

Limited editions

The family 30/50

R 1250.00
R 11200.00

Paintings

The guitarist

R 9900.00

Paintings

Touchies

R 6200.00

Paintings

Townscape

R 10400.00

Mixed media on paper

Untitled

R 4800.00

Paintings

Untitled

R 4650.00

Paintings

Wrapped

R 16500.00

Textiles

Yellow church

R 2820.00