Why title our upcoming exhibition at Almenkerk Wine Estate MUTE W!SDOM?
The definition of MUTE as an adjective means to refrain from speech or to be temporarily speechless. As a verb it means deaden, muffle or to soften the sound.
The definition of W!SDOM simply put is to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight.
Sculptures and paintings are ‘mute’ but their messages are heard out loud when they trigger emotions, associations and feelings.
With our upcoming exhibition we aim to have pieces that do just that. Silently trigger feelings, emotions, renders you speechless and makes you contemplate their underlying messages.
Curator: Gordon Froud.
Featuring artists: Andre Stead; Christiaan Diedericks; Collen Maswanganyi;
Danny Myburgh; Frank van Reenen; Gavin Younge;
George Halloway; Gordon Froud; Ian Marley; Izanne Wiid;
Jaco Sieberhagen; Jean Lemmer; Jennie Nijenhuis;
Julie Lovelace; Kiveshan Thumbiran; Lothar Böttcher;
Lucas Thobejane; Marieke Prinsloo; Marinda du Toit;
Mark Chapman; Norman Catherine; Norman O’Flynn;
Oupa Mokoena; Pat Sithole; Paul Boulitreau (FR); Paul Kneen;
Pauline Gutter; Peter Mammes; Richard Forbes;
Sandra Hanekom; Setlamorago Mashilo;
Strijdom van der Merwe; Sybrand Wiechers; Usha Seejarim;
William Sweetlove (BE); Wilma Cruise; Yannis Generalis…