Cnr Loop and Church
Cape Town CBD
Mondays - Fridays
09:00 - 17:00
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99 Loop shines a spotlight on a wide range of top emerging and established artistic talent from South Africa. On the corner of Loop and Church Streets, 99 Loop joins a number of other established and brand-new galleries on the same stretch, offering visitors a reason to linger and explore.
The classic 1800s façade conceals a warm, modern interior housing a revolving series of solo and group exhibitions of African art: paintings, sculpture & photography. 99 Loop’s sunlit ground floor is a space for more playful installation work. A new wing, designed by the team from Rennie Scurr Adendorff (who refurbished the Fugard Theatre in District Six), adds to the Gallery’s contemporary appeal, with over 100m2 of exhibition space, as well as a reading area and treed courtyard.
Untitled 8.99 is 99 Loop’s latest group exhibition featuring a selection of contemporary artistic talent. For some of the exhibiting artists, Untitled 8.99 marks their debut at 99 Loop, while for others, the exhibition is a return to a familiar space. Encompassing both floors of the gallery, the show embodies a coming-together of different creative mediums, messages and styles. The range of exhibiting artists mirrors the distinct range of artworks on display- viewers can expect to see oil paintings, fabric/textile art, mixed media works, and sculptural pieces, just to name a few.
In the gallery’s Loop Editions space is a solo presentation by Fanie Buys. Titled Miss, the show pays tribute to various titleholders of the Miss South Africa crown, comprising a series of portraits depicting every winner since 1990. Using gestural brushstrokes and vibrant colour palettes, Buys captures the winners’ moment of crowning and all the joy thereof. It is through the illusory medium of figurative painting that Buys aims to create a space for these significant moments wherein they can be held, cherished, and preserved.
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