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North Gallery


Brent Record
Half a snake

23 March to 13 April 2024


Brent Record was born in Grahamstown in 1944 and matriculated at Glenwood Boys' High in Durban in 1961.  He is a former Director of the School of Art and Design at the Vaal University of Technology.  He holds a BA (Hon) and a Master’s Diploma in Technology (painting) for which his thesis was 'The Changing Perception and Representation of Black People in South African Art`(1994).  He has an abiding interest in so-called Outsider art, child art and art activities used in therapy and he currently conducts a weekly art group at a clinic for bipolar depressives and other patients in Vanderbijlpark.
  
In his exhibition Half a Snake Brent Record shows a series of small collages which do not follow any fixed theme of any kind.  In fact there has been a consistent attempt to make them as different as possible from each other; they are light-hearted visual statements, often witty and humorous, with some visual and verbal pranks, as the titles often convey. The artist refers to these as pure collages – ‘pure’ in the sense that they consist entirely of the traditionally ‘found’ materials of collage, with almost no further embellishment or overworking of the surfaces.
 
The images are subjected to the discipline of working in a very small format – (although not quite miniatures) – where the traditional formal elements of composition, colour, shape and texture take on a greater importance in their relationships to each other, because of the diminished scale of the works.
 
Brent Record has a highly experimental approach to the use of mediums and techniques, resulting sometimes in the use of these different mediums and techniques even within in the same work or art.
 
These two contrasting yet complementing exhibitions will certainly cause a stir.  The opening takes place on Saturday 23 March 2024 at 11:00 and the exhibition closes on Saturday 13 April 2024.

Main Gallery


Lance Friedlande
“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind”  (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

13 April to 4 May 2024
 
The Association of Arts Pretoria proudly announces a posthumous Lance Friedlande exhibition from 13 April to 4 May 2024.
 
Lance Friedlande was born in Johannesburg in 1949 and went to school at King Edward VII School.  He obtained degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand.  He had solo exhibitions at amongst others the Voir, Gordart and Fried Contemporary galleries.  He exhibited with Gordon Froud at North-West University, Oliewenhuis and the Pretoria Art Museum.  His work can be found in overseas and local collections. He painted in his Pretoria studio until a few months before his death in December 2022.
 
Nathaniel Hawthorne once proclaimed:  “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.”  Lance Friedlande's paintings examine the human condition through a series of portraits, landscapes and environments with figures and animals.  He is continuously seeking the element of truth and a moment of purity in his work.  His processes and results label him loosely as a neo-romantic expressionist.
 
Louisemarie Combrink remarked during his exhibition at North-West University Potchefstroom campus with Gordon Froud (20 May 2010): “The work of this artist can be described as neo-romantic. We enter, here, poetic visions of dislocated figures in apocalyptic landscape settings…”
 
His friend and fellow artist Greg Kerr stated: “Lance and I were in the same art-enchanted class at school where we soaked up all kinds of scraps of modernism - painting and drawing and printing - with great energy and adolescent chutzpah.  Lance was a demon for information and insights.”
 
Friedlande had a robust approach to paint with a direct and emblematic nature of imagery.  His work is anecdotal but in an enigmatic and tangential way.  It demands empathy but does not tolerate explanation.
 
The exhibition will be opened by Gordon Froud on Saturday, 13 April 2024 at 11:00.
 

Gallery Chaton


Gerda Guldemond
Draai jou hart na die son (Turn your heart to the sun)

23 March to 13 April 2024
 

Artist Gerda Guldemond, neé Scholtemeijer, decided to challenge herself with new mediums and colour.  Better known as a printmaker, she always made use of combinations of different techniques to capture nature’s intimate moments in black and white.  Now she is creating with embroidery thread, cyanotypes and monoprints.  Whereas in the past Gerda’s landscapes were dark and atmospheric metaphors, these latest works are more joyful and light.
 
Gerda was born in 1967 and matriculated at Hoërskool Verwoerdburg.  She graduated with a BA Fine Arts degree in 1989 from the University of Pretoria.  In 1994 she received an MA Fine Arts majoring in Printmaking from the erstwhile Potchefstroom University.  In 1994 Gerda moved to Naboomspruit where she worked as a librarian and organized local exhibitions as well as the Naboom Art Festival.  She also owned the Tandem Gallery.  In 1996, Gerda had the opportunity to exhibit in Belgium.  In September 2001 she joined the Pretoria Art Museum where she was the curator responsible for the collection of artworks on paper.  She curated numerous national and international exhibitions.  In February 2023 she decided to focus on her own art career.
 
A recurring theme in Gerda’s latest works are the birds she finds in her surroundings.  Birds have been used as powerful symbols in religion, myth, and folklore around the world for thousands of years representing both good and evil.  Many of the birds mentioned in the Bible represent the best in us of what’s noble and pointing us towards the best versions of ourselves.
 
 

Potter of the month


Harvest celebration - Pop-up exhibition

Exhibition extended:  12 March 2024 to 28 March 2024

As the days get shorter, we reflect on summer and the fruits of our labour. The harvest has always played an important role in human culture. It is a reminder to give thanks for what we have as we store our grown food for winter. With the equal day of darkness and sunlight at the end of March, we celebrate what the earth offered. For ceramic artists this involves the harvest of artworks from clay from the earth. Its rejuvenating qualities is celebrated with the creative harvest of artworks as we enter a new season … Autumn. This exhibition celebrates the creative harvest of artwork from clay by renowned ceramists - Anton Bosch, Hanlie Bosch, Eylene Clifford, Mandi Friedman and Dale Lambert.

Presented in collaboration with Ceramics SA (Gauteng Region).
 
Brent Record

Angel kisses
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Idle moment
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Talented skeleton
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Too Too much
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Savannah
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Silly bitch on vacation
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Let's
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Green K-Splatter
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Hanger
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Self praising flower
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Sequentia
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Fish out of water
Collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Woof
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Say me say you
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Gold spin
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Swazi chicken
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Headlamps
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Whatsamatter?
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

It isn't God who made honky tonk angels
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Bombay afternoon
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

The story vanished
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Simple Simon says
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Common cents
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Hidden falsehoods
collage
​33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Cats change things
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Philosopher's dream
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

There once was
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Just the ticket
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Take no notice
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

A chance of a goat
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Landscape invaded by weather
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Once upon a time
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Best before next year
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Experimental landscape
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Silhouette
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

White elephant
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Life saver's moon
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

For my sighs are many
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Bubbly balloon barcarole
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Vita Bella
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Deur die oggend dou
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Not nearly so important
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Cat at the portals of doom
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

We would never have guessed
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Vuma Afrika
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Oceanscape
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Tickle your fancy
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

A trunk of good intentions
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Neither here nor there
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

The rise of the spottywottnott
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Little cosmic saga
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

You're connected

Brent Record

Deur die oggend dou
Collage
33 cm x 39 cm

Brent Record

Just keeping an eye on things
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Never done this before
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Heading 2024-03-20 17:22:49

Yellow star lake
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Brent Record

Come home, all is forgiven
collage
33 cm x 38 cm

Lance Friedlande

Colin
oil on canvas
90 cm x 75 cm

Lance Friedlande

Patriot
oil on canvas
110 cm x 85 cm

Lance Friedlande

Cain and Abel II
acrylic and oil on canvas
110 cm x 85 cm

Lance Friedlande

Repentance
oil on canvas
108 cm x 77 cm

Lance Friedlande

African Gothic III
acrylic and oil on canvas
108 cm x 77 cm

Lance Friedlande

Farm incident
acrylic and oil on canvas
130 cm x 100 cm

Lance Friedlande

Think no evil
acrylic and oil on canvas
108 cm x 77 cm

Lance Friedlande

Messenger
acrylic and oil on canvas
108 cm x 77 cm

Lance Friedlande

Tipping point
acrylic and oil on canvas
100 cm x 85 cm

Lance Friedlande

Hard light
acrylic and oil on canvas
129 cm x 91 cm

Lance Friedlande

Biblical incident
acrylic and oil on canvas
129 cm x 91 cm

Lance Friedlande

Fidelity
acrylic and oil on canvas
108 cm x 77 cm

Lance Friedlande

Serendipity
acrylic and oil on canvas
110 cm x 90 cm

Lance Friedlande

Unfinished business
acrylic and oil on canvas
85 cm x 110 cm

Lance Friedlande

Ancient land
acrlic and oil on canvas
110 cm x 85 cm

Lance Friedlande

Listen to the wind blow
acrylic and oil on canvas
110 cm x 85 cm

Lance Friedlande

Deceiving the dog
acrylic and oil on canvas
110 cm x 85 cm

Lance Friedlande

Feeding the ego
acrylic and oil on canvas
110 cm x 85 cm

Lance Friedlande

Beyond Ventersdorp
oil on canvas
129 cm x 91 cm

Lance Friedlande

South African landscape III
oil on canvas
130 cm x 100 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Sneeubal
cyanotype and embroidery thread on watercolour paper
17 cm x 22 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Draai jou hart na die son
ink and embroidery thread on cloth
14 cm x 13 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Kuiken
embroidery thread and found object on cloth
17 cm x 16 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Swart Suikerbekkie
cyanotype and embroidery thread on watercolour paper
22 cm x 16,5 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Rooiborsbyevanger
acrylics and embroidery thread on canvas
17 cm x 15,5 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Hoop-Hoep
monoprint and embroidery thread on canvas
21,5 cm x 21 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Draai jou hart na die son III
watercolour, metal and embroidery thread on canvas
24 cm x 24 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Tarentaal moeder
acrylics and embroidery thread on canvas
22 cm x 21 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Harycon Senegalensis
embroidery thread on cloth
19.5 cm x 18,5 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Angry bird
acrylics and embroidery thread on cloth
19,5 cm x 18 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Luister wat die Lyster fluister
acrylics and embroidery cloth on canvas
22 cm x 20,5 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Glasogie kraalogie
acrylics and embroidery thread on cloth
16.5 cm x 16 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Draai jou hart na die son II
cyanotype and pastel on paper
21,7 cm x 16,6 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Birds of a feather II
cyanotype on watercolour paper
22 cm x 16,5 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Birds of a feather I
cyanotype on watercolour paper
28,5 cm x 24 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Birds of a feather II
cyanotype on watercolour paper
28,5 cm x 24 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Hans Janfrederik
watercolour and embroidery thread on cloth
21,5 cm x 21 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Suikerbekkie
acrylics and embroidery thread on cloth
21 cm x 20 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Tiptol-Bottergat
monorprint and embroidery thread on cloth
19,5 cm x 18 cm
 

Gerda Guldemond

Geel vink
acrulics and embroidery thread on canvas
22 cm x 20,5 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Die-die-dierik
watercolour and embroidery thread on canvas
22 cm x 21 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Paradys vlieëvanger
embroidery thread on canvas
​21,5 cm x 21 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Dikkop
watercolour and embroidery thread on cloth
20 cm x 19 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Fret
cyanotype and embroidery thread on cloth
14 cm x 14,5 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Waterfiskaal
acrylics and enbroieery thread on canvas
17 cm x 15,5 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Mossie maar man
embroidery thread and applique on cloth
20 cm x 18,5 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Glansspreeu
acrylics and embroidery thread on canvas
16,5 cm x 15,5 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Kakelaar
frottage and embroidery thread on found cloth
20 cm x 19 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Rooivink
cyanotype and embroidery thread on watercolour paper
22 cm x 20,5 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Houtkapper
scraperboard
23,5 cm x 19,5 cm

Gerda Guldemond

Early bird
monoprint on paper
34 cm x 29 cm

Anton Bosch

Wheel thrown and altered bowl

Anton Bosch

Story cup

Anton Bosch

Wheel thrown and altered bowl

Anton Bosch

Story cup

Anton Bosch

Wheel thrown and altered bowl

Anton Bosch

Story cup

Anton Bosch

Wheel thrown and altered bowl

Anton Bosch

Story cup

Anton Bosch

Wheel thrown and altered bowl

Anton Bosch

Story cup

Hanlie Bosch

Cat figurine

Eylene Clifford

Fynbos in blue 3

Hanlie Bosch

Cat figurine

Eylene Clifford

Fynbos in blue 1

Hanlie Bosch

Cat figurine

Eylene Clifford

Fynbos in blue 2

Eylene Clifford

Yellow conebush 1

Hanlie Bosch

Cat figurine

Eylene Clifford

Yellow conebush 2

Hanlie Bosch

Cat figurine

Hanlie Bosch

Cat figurine

Eylene Clifford

Yellow conebush 3

Eylene Clifford

Fynbos in blue 4
Sold

Eylene Clifford

Yellow conebush 4

Eylene Clifford

Fynbos in blue 5

Eylene Clifford

Yellow conebush 5

Dale Lambert

Mustard vessel

Mandi Friedman

Baby loves sweets

Mandi Friedman

Lyla of the night

Dale Lambert

Grey vessel

Mandi Friedman

Il Crocodillo

Dale Lambert

Red vessel
Sold

Mandi Friedman

Evo Lution

Dale Lambert

Bold blue vessel

Mandi Friedman

Grumpy dog

Mandi Friedman

Mr Churchill

Mandi Friedman

Nancy goat

Dale Lambert

Mustard vessel

Mandi Friedman

The girl with the pearl earrings

Dale Lambert

Bold blue vessel

Mandi Friedman

The cheese boss

Dale Lambert

Pale blue vessel

Mandi Friedman

Van Penguin

Dale Lambert

Grey vessel

Dale Lambert

Light teal vessel

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