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Pain is an unavoidable side effect

3 June 2024 - 26 July 2024

Participating: Bernard Brand, Danelle Heenop, Wim Legrand, Liefie AKA Haidee Nel, Octavia Roodt, Richardt Strydom, Neo Theku & Nina Torr.

As we celebrate our fourth year since inception during June of 2020, the group exhibition titled: Pain is an unavoidable side effect, reflects on a Season II quote from the HBO Award Winning Series: Carnivàle, which also evokes a paraphrase by Niccolò Machiavelli, such as an "end justifies the mean". Whilst celebrating and expressing our sincere gratitude to our Patrons and Artists for their generous support, we also wanted to acknowledge the creatives' cost during making, allowing oneself to be vulnerable with courage, perseverance and the tenacity needed to be bold.
The creative process may be precarious, and likened to a new relationship or perhaps a new business venture, with a binding characteristic decision: risk. Life could well be more convenient if one decided to keep instead of share, to rather "be safe than be sorry", be complaisant, or perhaps to even surrender or attempt.
Found in the collection of works as a whole there are moments of tenderness, satire, soothing, violence and brutal honesty. Other commonalities which emerge are concerned with growth, coping, retaining a sense of child-likeness and a desire to impart a lived experience. This knowledge may indeed provide comfort or reprieve, however it must be understood that there is always a cost which the maker bore. This most generous offering, with only the hope of resonating with another in turn, perhaps challenges that "wearing your heart on your sleeve" is not a weakness but indeed a noble strength.
"Art is hard."
A heartfelt thank you for celebrating our fourth birthday with us and for enabling us to continue sharing what we love to do with you.




Between a rock and a hard place

Participating: Various artists

Opening: Thursday 1 August 2024 - 27 September 2024

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