Natasha Norman Visual Artist

Michaelis Silent Auction

Cascade

Watercolour Monotype print

UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art will be hosting a fundraising auction at Smith Studio Gallery, 56 Church Street, Cape Town, on Monday 5th August. Proceeds from the auction will go towards the Honour’s year annual catalogue publication and student bursary fund.

Previews of the work available for bidding are on the Michaelis Silent Auction Instagram site: @Michaelissilentauction2019.

I have a small framed Watercolour Monotype available. Perfect for a bit of water inspiration in your home at an affordable price.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Regarding Winter Group Exhibition

REGARDING WINTER
A mid-year group show

Opening: Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at 18H30
Venue: 91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Please join us from six thirty onwards on Wednesday evening on the 12th of June as we celebrate the opening of our mid-year group exhibition, titled Regarding Winter. Come and meet the artists, relax and enjoy a glass of wine with us, whilst appreciating beauty in the variety of works on view at our cosy gallery space. We are delighted to be sharing works by our regular Salon Ninety One favourites, extremely talented associated artists, as well as some exciting new signatures. Participating artists include: Alexia Vogel, Amber Moir, Andrew Sutherland, Chloe Townsend, Gabrielle Raaff, Heidi Fourie, Jade Klara, Katrin Coetzer, Katrine Claassens, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Sims, Lara Meintjes, Laurinda Belcher, Linsey Levendall, Mareli Esterhuizen, Michael Amery, Natasha Norman, Nicole Clare Fraser, Paul Marais, Paul Senyol, Rico, Sarah Biggs, and Tara Deacon.

If you would like to receive the exhibition catalogue please send us an email at enquiries@salon91.co.za

- nano 1.3

- nano 1.3

28 May - 25 June 2019
Join us for the opening tonight, 28 May, from 6:30 pm onwards
Barnard Gallery
55 Main Street, Newlands, Cape Town.

A concept of relative simplicity, - nano 1.3 invites artists to zoom in, scale down, shrink, condense, encapsulate and compact; submitting works with an exact height of 20cm and a maximum width of 30cm. The exhibition is an opportunity to play with scale, to explore what effects it has for both artist and viewer, and what new parameters it may set for the curator and the gallery space.

Smaller works immediately require and create a greater intimacy with the viewer, compelling us to come closer, look closer, stay longer. While large, expansive works keep us at a distance, smaller works activate interiority and introspection. They require a sharper focus, a keener gaze, a lingering attention. Playing into our fascination with the miniature, small works conjure whimsy, a sense of the magical, a playfulness. But profundity need not be reserved only for the grandiose, and by requiring an economy of expression from the artist, smaller works are also often surprisingly affecting and impactful.

Exhibiition Catalogue

The Printer’s Painting Exhibition Opening

The Printer’s Painting exhibition explores the spontaneous possibilities that the monotype print presents.
Exhibiting artists include Doris Bloom, Fleur De Bondt, Natasha Norman, Judy Woodborne, Sizwe Khoza, Michelle Rolestone.

Monoprints are one-of-a-kind, printed image. They have been called “the painterly print” or the “printer’s painting”. Indeed making a monoprint brings together ideas from both practices, as well as concerns from drawing. Monoprints are also sometimes called monotypes. The two words are often used interchangeably, with monoprint being the more common and generic of the two. A useful distinction, favoured by many, is that a monoprint employs some form of repeatable matrix used in the development of the image, whereas a monotype is not dependent on the ability to repeat information. The term “monotype’ is used specifically for works without repeatable matrices.

Monotypes are probably the more familiar form. Working on an unarticulated plate, the artist develops an image much like a painting or drawing. When it is complete, the image is printed onto paper or another support. Because the marks made to create the image are not physically established in a printing matrix, it is possible to print only one copy of the image. Ghost impressions are sometimes taken of the ink remaining after the original print has been taken, but the quality of the image is significantly different so as to constitute another monotype altogether. It is common to “work into the ghost”, that is using the ink residue as a guide. (Printmaking, Beth Grabowski & Bill Fick, 2009)

The monotype allows for additive, reductive or different print mark making that is not possible in painting or drawing and is therefore a very unique way to create an image.

Come an enjoy the various versions of this special technique during our “Printer’s Painting Exhibition, in Cape Town, opening on the 16th of May, 6-9pm at Artist Proof, 102 Castle Street, Cape Town.

Crumbling Contours Exhibition Opening

Please join us for the Exhibition Opening of Crumbling Contours on Tuesday, 14 May from 6-10PM.

Crumbling Contours is a mixed-media exhibition, featuring work by talented artists Jan Tshikhutula, Natasha Norman, Ronel Jordaan, Kellie Hames, Landi Raubenheimer and Meraki Jewellery Design.

The much-anticipated exhibition portrays the struggle to obtain freedom from the all-consuming city life. Through a variety of genres and mediums – including printmaking, watercolour and jewellery – the artists address the harsh, rigid urban reality and explore living and breathing through nature and creativity.

Crumbling Contours opens 14 May 2019 at 6PM and runs until 15 June 2019 at the CraftGraft co-working space, 2 Gordon Street, Gardens, Cape Town. For inquiries, please contact Jeanne-Maré du Bois at: art@craftgraft.co.za.