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17 October 2020 - 31 October 2020

My current body of work is a direct reaction to the current pandemic and related recent events. With the lockdown in March and the subsequent cancellation of commissions and exhibitions, I suddenly felt paralysed by uncertainty. After wrestling with a sense of doom and gloom, I resolved to do whatever I can to persevere.
 
In the past I often used collage as a device to construct new images where a fresh picture plane allows for a new context. These usually resulted in Trompe-l'oeil style still life paintings. To this end, I’ve accumulated a library of digital photographs of botanical specimens, birds and insects. Using these images and with the aid of digital tools, I created new collages where aspects of both control and randomness come into play. The process of mirroring the digital images was an idea I had been pondering for quite some time. These are quite similar to Rorschach cards, which are traditionally used by psychiatrists to determine the psychological state of a troubled patient. My aim was to turn an often grim diagnosis on its head, where the mirrored image becomes a manifestation of all the things I yearn for: hope, focus, growth, healing, and grace.
 
The final works executed in oil on canvas, act as little tributes to life, renewal, growth and abundance.
 

Participating: Adele Potgieter

VENUE:

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




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