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My daily maze under construction

19 July 2019

Pretoria Arts Association presents 'My daily maze under construction' by Loeritha Saayman. Thematically the works portray ‘protecting and securing vulnerable life rhythms during drastic change.’ 
 
Saayman obtained her degree in Visual Arts at UNISA.  In 2000 she opened the Brooklyn Fine Arts Studio.  She’s enjoyed multiple solo and group exhibitions both locally and abroad. She’s also involved in various community projects, annually acting as adjudicator at the Pretoria Eisteddfod and National Eisteddfod Academy and serving on the council of the Pretoria Arts Association.  Her works have found homes in numerous private and corporate collections as far away as China.
 
Insecurity and uncertainty are fuelled in an era of political, economic and environmental change.  Subsequently these penetrate the boundaries of what should be a ‘safe space’ although a truly safe place remains a debatable and ideological construct. 
 
The artist takes stock of her own life situation by choosing to upcycle used materials.  She creates an installation with works depicting an imaginary journey towards a physical and psychological safe space.  This journey explores the uprooting of ‘self’ and draws a comparison between human and animal behaviour regarding territory and migration.
 
Saayman makes use of aerial photographs and land maps of her own surroundings, old artwork and printed media in combination with cotton thread and spent paint.  This process is therapeutic and also serves the purpose of metaphorical change in redefining the ‘authentic self’ within the borders of a personal safe space.

Participating: Loeritha Saayman

VENUE:

ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA
Address: 173 Mackie Str, Nieuw Muckleneuk
Tel: 012 346 3100 / 3110 || Cell: 083 288 5117
Gallery Hours: Tue to Fri 09:00 - 18:00. Sat 09:00 - 13:00.




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