Art enthusiasts can start autumn on a high note in Franschhoek with A L (L) E E N, an exhibition of thought provoking two and three dimensional pieces by visual artist Shany van den Berg, opening on 8 March at The Gallery at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate.
“A lifetime of meeting artists has taught me that their appearance and manner is almost always antithetical to their work, but Shany is her art made flesh – austere and beautiful, fiercely intelligent, composed and elegant but with flashes of earthy humour, she could have stepped live from one of her paintings,” says Trent Read, Director of The Gallery.
Shany van den Berg is well-known for her technical acumen, subtle symbolism and agility in slipping between figuration and abstraction, refusing to rest easy on her creative laurels. Having exhibited locally and abroad, her works are included in private collections around the globe, including London, France, Germany and America.
“Watching an artist celebrate life and creation as they make us realise that both are also finite and final is a rare reward and this exhibition is a major achievement by one of our finest artists,” Read adds.
Open from 10h00 to 18h00 daily, The Gallery at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate will feature Shany van den Berg’s exhibition, A L (L) E E N, from Sunday, 8 March at 11h00 to Friday, 3 April, with Angels Tears wine from the estate served at the opening. For more information on The Gallery, phone Tel: 021 876 8630 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. You can view this exhibition online at www.finearts.co.za.
• Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food and luxury accommodation. Part of The Huka Retreats, Grande Provence offers guests The Owner’s Cottage, La Provençale, The Restaurant, The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit www.grandeprovence.co.za, Facebook.com or Twitter @grande_provence.
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