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.
‘Building Ground: Grey Areas’ is Emmett’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The artist has received numerous recognitions for his thought-provoking work. In this exhibition, Emmett will exhibit several artworks varying in media from painting to installation. The artist writes about his upcoming show:
‘I seek to question the symbolic violence of Westernized standards of beauty and success which are still aspired to and normalized within the post-colonial landscape, as well as trying to come to terms with notions of Rainbowism and constructive criticism of a democracy still experiencing growing pains’.
The opening will take place on Tuesday the 30th of April from 17.30, and the shows will run until the 1st of June.
99 Loop is delighted to introduce ‘Things to Hide Behind’ by Mia Darling. The opening will take place on Tuesday the 30th of April from 17.30, and the show will run until the 1st of June.
‘Things to Hide Behind’ is a solo exhibition by Mia Darling. She is a 2018 graduate from Michaelis School of Fine Art and was awarded the prestigious painting prize for her final year’s work. The artist utilizes plasticine to create paintings that portray both a playful and sensitive expression of femininity. Explorations of femininity and beauty will truly characterize her upcoming show.
Darling writes: ‘There are many things to hide behind, corners, hands, fans, bushes, makeup, laughter. Behind these things are mysteries concealed. This show hesitantly peeks behind the biggest mysteries of all: the body’.
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