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THK Gallery is a photographic focused gallery space celebrating the vision of contemporary art collector, Frank Schönau. As a keen photographic enthusiast and recognised photographer in his own right, Schönau has created a gallery space and platform which showcases contemporary art by both emerging and established photographers; artists whose works present alternative and new perspectives on the aesthetics of photography.
Partnering with local as well as international artists, THK Gallery aims to add to the broader photographic art landscape by presenting exhibitions which explore, push and challenge the potential of photography as an art practice. In so doing, the gallery hopes to expose global audiences to the diverse range of photographic forms that exist within contemporary practice today.
THK Gallery also import and stock a range of special edition photographic books. These unique, statement books compliment the gallery’s exhibition programme showcased during the year.
Situated in Cape Town and with a programme of engaging exhibitions, THK Gallery strives not only to contribute to the conversations within contemporary photographic discourse but hopes to invite audiences into a number of captivating visual experiences.
THK Gallery proudly presents Anke Loots’ inaugural solo show, Everything In Its Right Place. The show will open on 7 March and run until 3 May at THK Gallery in Cape Town.
Everything In Its Right Place is the first exhibition of the self-taught photographer’s growing body of work. The show represents the many years Loots spent exploring the medium and the subsequent establishment of her distinct style, which is defined by her use of light and shadow and her astute eye for composition.
After completing a degree in art direction at one of Cape Town’s most established creative academies, Loots moved into an apprentice role with the internationally renowned photographer Pieter Hugo. Now, in 2019, Loots is establishing herself as an independent photographer with the launch of Everything In Its Right Place.
Fundamental to her work is the deep sense of discipline revealed through a slow and methodical examination of her subject, which ranges from inanimate object to intimate portrait. She shoots only in available light to highlight the concept of seeing things as they really are, and places comparatively significant emphasis on her curatorial process: “The pairing of images is an important part of my process as it helps me clarify an ideology more clearly. Each image is carefully selected to lead the viewer into a visual narrative, and to build a world of freedom and contentment.”
The result is a meditation on beauty – a subject captured with focused, isolated simplicity.
Everything In Its Right Place showcases Loots’ connection to the uncomplicated essence of her subject across more than 30 images throughout the multi-leveled THK Gallery. The title of the show references an iconic Radiohead track that, beneath the obscure language, honours the reception of the world around us with a sense of awe and acceptance.
It is this view of the world, through the non-judgemental eyes of a newborn child, that makes up the emotion behind Loots’ body of work. Everything In Its Right Place evokes profound stillness at every turn.
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