Modern Masters V 03.08.2023 - 16.09.2023 EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town ___
Modern Masters V is the fifth exhibition held in our Cape Town Gallery focusing on modern artworks produced in Southern Africa prior to 2000. This broad selection highlights fourteen very familiar and less known artists who worked in a variety of mediums, differing influences and distinct visual languages.
Walter Battiss Norman Clive Catherine Charles Gassner Hannes Harrs May (Mary Ellen) Hillhouse Robert Hodgins Eugene Labuschagne Maggie Laubser Kingsley Sambo Cecily Sash Willem Strydom James Vicary Thackwray Aart Van Kruiselbergen Gordon Vorster
We are pleased to include a series of rarely seen works on paper by Willem Strydom (1954 - 2019), who was best known for his marble, granite and bronze sculptures. These works were discovered in his studio outside Nieuwoudtville in the Northern Cape after his death in 2019. Strydom first came to prominence in the 1970’s and 80’s. His first solo exhibition was held in 1977 and he was subsequently included in the South African Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1993. Rarely exhibited during his lifetime - his last Public Exhibition was held at The Rupert Museum in 2011.