dark side of the moon

Julia Grey, Wonder, Albert Coertse, Shani Nel, Conor Ralphs

In dark side of the moon at UCA Gallery the selected artists all have a quality of exploring and experimenting, be it visually or conceptually, by using the traditional mediums in a new and exciting way, pushing the boundaries of the imagination and giving us new insight as to what art can potentially be or should be, perhaps, to test the limits of the imagination.

Art Exhibition previously on at UCA Gallery in South Africa.
From Wednesday 01 July 2009 to Friday 24 July 2009

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Published by anonymous on Saturday 13 June 2009.
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A group exhibition of artists who choose to use traditional media for expression in inventive and innovative ways, ‘exploring the unknown’ so to speak. The artists featured will be Julia Mary Grey, Wonder, Albert Coertse, Shani Nel, Colijn Strydom, Vusi Beauchamp, and Conor Ralphs.

Because of the fact that we never get to see the ‘dark side of the moon’ as the moon’s rate of rotation has become (almost) synchronized with its orbit, it has become synonymous with the unknown and unexplored places of ones own imagination. The unknown factor exists and permeates everything but which cannot be explained and which is veiled from conventional conscious knowledge. Certain artists in the past and present have always found it necessary to explore this ‘other’, unknown/sub-conscious side of themselves and their imagination, and in so doing have created works that can be playful, fantastic or dark and ominous.

Being freed from the necessity of depicting the world in a traditional naturalistic way by new forms of media like photography and film, artists have been able to explore and offer new forms/shapes and imaginary landscapes and in so doing find new ways of expressing the subconscious world (which is another symbolic link/association that we have given to the moon – the dream world) and fantasy worlds.

In dark side of the moon the selected artists all have this quality of exploring and experimenting, be it visually or conceptually, by using the traditional mediums in a new and exciting way, pushing the boundaries of the imagination and giving us new insight as to what art can potentially be or should be, perhaps, to test the limits of the imagination.

The exhibition will open Wednesday evening at 6pm on the 1st of July and close on the 24th of July 2009.

Neil Nieuwoudt

Location

UCA GALLERY

Gallery Hours: 10am – 5pm Mon – Fri, 9am – 1pm Sat

46 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town. T: 021 447 4132

E: info@ucagallery.co.za W: www.ucagallery.co.za