The Gallery at Glen Carlou opens with a bang and sizzles with creative artistic energy.
This new gallery, curated by Alex Hamilton opened on Sunday 27 November 2016.
The 480m2 contemporary art gallery, adjacent to the Glen Carlou restaurant and tasting room, now houses a collection of contemporary, pop and modern art by South African artists, curated by Alex Hamilton.
Carefully considering the local collector’s market as well as lovers of cutting edge contemporary South African Art, Hamliton invited only artists with authenticity and artistic integrity for this inaugural exhibition entitled “The Promise of Now”. It includes Absa L’Atelier winners Pauline Gutter and Steven Rosin and contemporary pop artists Vusi Beauchamp and Collen Maswanganyi. Mediums as diverse as installation, photography, contemporary embroidery and ceramics contrast more traditional painting and sculpture, by ceramic artists Hennie Meyer, and Chuma Maweni, painters Riaan van Zyl, MJ Lourens, JP Meyer and Henk Serfontein, installation artist Francois Knoetze and printmakers Joshua Miles and Christiaan Diedericks.
Alex Hamilton is a pop artist and curator who started his first exhibition venture, Bang the Gallery in Cape Town in 1997. Over the years he has developed an informal yet professional style of exhibiting which integrates commercial, conceptual and pop art to speak to a wider audience. This lead to his three year appointment in 2015 as curator for the Visual Art Program at the US Woordfees Literary Festival and he has been nominated for a Fiesta Award, for his daily pop-up exhibitions at various festivals, a new concept in exhibiting, with #ArtForEveryone as the main philosophy.
The gallery is open Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
Glen Carlou, Simondium Road, Klapmuts
For more information, please contact Zelda Hamilton on 072 376 7984 or firstname.lastname@example.org