Announcing: Festival Artist 2018
Kate Gottgens will present an exhibition of new paintings that follows on from her recent solo exhibitions, Tired from Smiling at SMAC Gallery and The Meek at The Silo District, both in Cape Town. Durban-born Kate now lives and works in Cape Town. She is among Southern Africa’s most accomplished painters and her ability to mystify the ‘normal’ and depict the ‘uncanny’ in her laconic paint application is widely recognised. Says Sean O’Toole, award-winning writer and critic: ‘Her paintings undulate between withholding and revealing, offering glimpses of clarity that seem to drift through a maze of memory. Exploiting the familiar vernacular of faded photographic printing and the saccharine feeling of a Technicolour film, she presents this imagery with irony, humour and a luminous sense of the marvellous.’
The exhibition will be housed in our new FynArts Gallery, The Courtyard, Harbour Road. Marilyn Martin will curate and also open the exhibition on Saturday 9 June at 14:00.
Times for walkabouts with the artist and curator will be announced in a future newsletter.