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Uncharted Territory

12 June 2019

 In her upcoming solo exhibition ‘Uncharted Territory’, Karen Wykerd uses art to navigate her own life and encourage us to boldly explore our own. Karen's new body of work includes her recognisable Cape Town city imagery, as well as intricate embroideries, and paintings layered with hand-marbled paper.
Wykerd began painting her cityscapes as a way to acquaint herself with her new home city, after moving from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Operating in an uncertain world, the canvases provided a method of simply getting to know the area, by viewing and interacting with it from her own particular perspective. Now comfortably familiar with the Mother City, Wykerd is deviating from the known paths and everyday routes to explore what cartographers call ‘sleeping beauties’ – the blank spaces of uncharted territory on a map.
By interspersing an overarching vision of the city with quiet meditations on individual scenes, the artist mimics the paths of life, where our intentions are waylaid by happenstance. The unexpected can push one’s awareness in a new direction, giving rise to fresh and deeper understanding, as well as acceptance.
Losing one’s way has always been, after all, about finding one’s self.

Participating: Karen Wykerd


Address: 50 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:00. Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00.


Two Solo Exhibitions

Participating: Fanie Buys and Craig Smith

Opening: Thursday 26 September 2019 at 17:30 - 26 October 2019

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