Running at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban is Five Degree of Realism, a group show by Louise Hall, Ian Calder, Terence King, Terri Broll and Heather Gourlay-Conyngham.
The five artists are part of an ongoing peer mentoring and discussion group. Their work is related in the first instance by the orthodoxy and immediacy of communicating via marks on a canvas.
Interaction between a painting’s nominal appearance and its experience by the participating viewer is, further, a key concern linking the painters’ work.
The works, although founded chiefly on observation, depart to differing degrees from the specifics of the source so as to amplify the interpretive options of the subject.
A guiding motivation in assembling this exhibition is that new connections might be made through the juxtaposition of the works. To this end, each of the artists is exhibiting a work which reflects on the work of one or more of the other exhibiting artists.
The exhibition runs until April 9 at the gallery at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban. Inquiries: 031 277 1705.