Group art exhibition at Grande Provence

This oil on canvas work by Anton Karstel, will be on display at the Painterly group exhibition at the gallery at Grande Provence in Franschhoek next month.

The Painterly group exhibition opens at 11am, on Saturday September 9, at the gallery at Grande Provence.

The term painterly is used to describe a painting done in a style that embraces, shows, and celebrates the medium it’s created in, rather than tries to hide the act of creation, according to exhibition curator, Aidon Westcott.

In centuries past, painters worked hard to eliminate or conceal any evident brush marks or texture in a painting, blending and smoothing to hide all evidence of how the painting was created.

According to the Tate Gallery’s Glossary, the term painterly “carries the implication that the artist
is revelling in the manipulation of the oil paint itself and making the fullest use of its sensuous properties.”

Featured artists are Eric Duplan, Anton Karstel, Paula van Coller Lowe, Jenny Parsons, Adrian Owen, Jan Schutte, Hannes van Zyl, Bretten Anne Moolman, Marinda Combrinck, Cedric Vanderlinden, Annelie Venter, Lori Schappe-Youens, Isabella Kuijers, Diane McLean, Estelle Marais, Greta McMohan, Mathew Brittan, Wendy Gabba, Jonathan Silverman, Cobus van Bosch, Jaco Roux, Olaf Bisschoff and Lizza Littlewort.

The exhibition runs until Saturday September 30, and entry is free.

For more information conact Aidon Westcott on 083 739 6196 or