Corner of Church and Loop Streets
Monday – Friday
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.
Richard Mason | 放浪と学習の年
Drawing on our anxieties of the digital age and the speed at which technology has become our environment, Mason uses industrial materials and processes to produce intricate works that explore what he calls “our merging with the reality of the virtual.” Influenced by object-orientated philosophy, 80s design, and art ranging from perceptual abstraction to post-graffiti, he uses the language of technology reflected back on itself.
Chris Valentine | Subtext
With his second solo show, Johannesburg-based Chris Valentine continues his exploration of identity formation within a contemporary urban context. He focuses more closely, though, on the layered composition and intangibility of subjects as individuals, with indefinable personalities and histories. The figures in 'SubText' are never quite making eye contact with the viewer, suggesting the unknowability of another person. The abstracted backgrounds and pixelated glitching of both the paintings' surface and sitters' faces add to the unsettling nature of the portraits.
Fanie Buys | This Man
99 Loop is delighted to introduce the work of Fanie Buys (b.1993), a multimedia artist and recent graduate of UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art, in his first solo exhibition of paintings. This Man features portraits derived from family photographs and celebrity tabloids, in reference to Buys’s inner confrontation with the looming acquaintance he both seeks to impress and ignore in the process of unashamedly becoming himself
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