“There is no dispute that the future of the human race lies in the hands of artists,” says painter Isobel Knox, who is one of the thirteen artists exhibiting at the Celebrating Humanness Group Art Exhibition opening on the Friday 3rd November 2017. Lida de Kock, artist and Bloubergstrand resident, has graciously opened her opulent ocean-facing home on 72 Sir David Baird Drive to all art lovers and culture-seekers.
“We wanted to present something that is not dictated by the modes of the commercial galleries,” explains artist and curator Damian Osborne, “And to merge our diverse creative potency as artists by exhibiting together.” “Artists are seekers,” continues Knox, “They are the bridge between an insight and the perceptible. They go beyond the presupposed and materialise ideas through paint, ink or clay so that others may perceive and the world be renewed. They summon a new state of condition that once again becomes the norm and the cycle continues.”
Celebrating Humanness is a gleaming vision of what we admire or are intrigued by in ourselves. It is an exhibition by established artists, unfettered through their enthusiasm and visceral expression, to show their true face in every portrait; their soul in every life drawing or sculpture and their heart with every brush-stroke.
It is a celebration of what it is to be human from thirteen optiques: Barbara Becker, Lella Daubenton, Lida de Kock, Aubrey Ellis, Gary Frier, Ann Green, Caryl Hochleutner, Bronwynne Honey, Michaela Irving, Isobel Knox, Damian Osborne, Delise Reich and Marianne Snyders.
Admission is free and the venue at 72 Sir David Baird Drive, Bloubergstrand is open to the public from 19:00 – 22:00 on Friday the 3rd November, and 11:00 – 16:00 on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th.