EARTH, Light and Spirit, an exhibition of works by Durban-based artists Maggie Strachan, Lara Mellon and Roz Cryer, recently opened at artSPACE Durban and will run until Saturday 13 October The three artists work together regularly sharing ideas, feedback, support and encouragement from each other. "We are each, in our individual ways, inspired by our perceptions of the Earth, by the way it is transformed by Light and Shadow, and by the Spirit which infuses it." said Lara Mellon.
EARTH, Light and Spirit, an exhibition of works by Durban-based artists Maggie Strachan, Roz Cryer, and Lara Mellon (from Durban North), recently opened at artSPACE Durban and runs to Saturday, 13 October. The three artists work together regularly sharing ideas, feedback, support and encouragement with each other. "We are each, in our individual ways, inspired by our perceptions of the earth, by the way it is transformed by light and shadow, and by the spirit which infuses it, " agree the artists.
Combining industrial grit with conceptual gusto is artSPACE durban, the first gallery in town in a long while to eschew the suburbs and defy convention by setting up shop in the industrial surrounds of Umgeni Road, next door to landmark establishment Waste Centre. The bold move has paid off handsomely - the gallery has rapidly built a reputation for its stalwart championing of iconoclastic contemporary art and maintains an impressive turnover of quality exhibitions.
Says Lara: "For as long as I can remember, I have sketched, drawn, painted and been involved in the creative process. Although not coming from a creative family, at the loss of my baby sister I was said not to have left my mother's side. Pen in hand and armed with whatever was available to draw on, I sketched first in church where I was not allowed to make a peep ... and haven't stopped since.
DURBAN has a wide range of fine and varied art on view and among the more exciting exhibitions currently to be seen is that at Gallery 415. Situated at 415 Umgeni Road, the gallery presents 777, an exhibition of work by seven of Durban's best young illustrators.