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Two Solo Exhibitions

8 May 2022 - 31 May 2022

Buhle Nkalashe - UBIZO
 
A calling is uBizo in isiXhosa & isiZulu. This means that there is a requirement from your ancestors to serve an ancestral purpose.
 
Nkalashe expresses Ubizo as not just an ancestral purpose but also as a definition of the purpose we are born for in this world. 
 
"In this younger generation, we are seeing many Africans soaring to great heights, achieving the success they dreamed of, and who look beyond the colour black and the expectations and limitations which were once placed upon them. These individuals inspire me to know that anything is possible and that we as Africans are good enough to be among the best in the world. If not better because of our strength and resilience to always be excellent."
 
Buhle Nkalashe is a painter who incorporates mixed media like oil and acrylic paint and oil pastels. Nkalashe’s work mainly consists of portraiture and abstract paintings. Fascinated by the idea of how patterns and color can be a symbol of identity, Nkalashe’s art documents how African contemporary culture has evolved over the years to proudly incorporate traditional symbols that speak of its heritage. Nkalashe's studio is based at the Airport Industrial and he resides in Gordon's Bay. He has been painting for nearly ten years and had his debut solo, The New African, at Youngblood Africa Gallery (2018). He also participated in several group exhibitions in Cape Town and Johannesburg: Home is Where the Art is at Zeitz MOCAA (2020) and Turbine Art Fair (2019) with Red Room Contemporary Gallery. He has been featured in various Saatchi catalogues and collections. Best Young Artists to Collect - Saatchi Art (September). In 2019 collaborated with a menswear clothing brand, Fields Store (Cape Town). The artist completed the Zanele Muholi residency in 2021. He recently participated in the Cape Town Digital Art Fair event, Art X Lagos and the Turbine Art Fair in 2021. The artist is part of the upcoming group show New Africa at Salon Mondial Freilager-Platz in Switzerland. This is Nkalashe's second solo exhibition with Lizamore & Associates.
 
Patrick Seruwu - The Fountain
 
The Fountain explores longevity of African women through a male gaze. The fountain represents water, the origin of life and the immortality it possesses for all beings on Earth.  
Seruwu experimented with watercolour for this exhibition.
 
"I’m drawn to watercolour on paper because of the transparency and it’s freshness I can achieve with them."
 
 The artist depicts the beauty of light and the delicacy of the medium, enabling him to capture a range of colours that light reveals. The light is often defined by the absence of paint on the white of the paper, allowing the colours to merge and bleed through beautifully - using numerous glazes to produce rich darks. The luminosity of the paint reveals different layers with an exceptional glow. 
 
Patrick Seruwu is a self taught Ugandan artist, mentored by the late Benon Lutaaya, currently living in Johannesburg. The artist paints and draws intricate portraits exemplifying the struggles, strength and triumphs of African women. Seruwu was the recipient of a 2019 Johannes Stegmann Mentorship Programme by Lizamore & Associates Gallery. He had his first solo exhibition, Moment of Silence, at Lizamore & Associates in 2020.
 

Participating: Buhle Nkalashe and Patrick Seruwu

VENUE:

LIZAMORE & ASSOCIATES GALLERY
Address: 3 Hetty Avenue, Fairland, Johannesburg
Cell: 082 651 4702
Gallery hours: Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 17:00. Sat: 10:00 - 15:00.




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ELLIS HOUSE ART BUILDING
Open Studios

Participating: Various artists

Opening: Sunday 29 May 2022 at 10:00 - 16:00

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