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Art Exhibition at at Art.b Gallery in Bellville: Violent Femmes Featuring Diverse Group of Female Artists

5 June 2021 - 26 June 2021

Laurette De Jager - Herland II

A group exhibition featuring a diverse group of female artists, Violent Femmes, will take place at Art.b Gallery from 5 to 26 June 2021.

Interrogating the femme fatale archetype, the exhibit will feature Anina Deetlefs, Antoinette du Plessis, Carla Botes, Jo Roets, llse Nieman, Larissa Mwanyama, Laurette de Jager, Lee-Ann Ormandy-Becker, Lerato Motau, Lizl Bode, Marike Kleynscheldt, Shenaz Mahomed, Talitha Deetlefs and Yvette Hess.

Mwanyama Lari Gaia Digital Illustration
Larissa Mwanyama – Gaia Digital Illustration

The artists in this group exhibition do not necessarily engage with the femme fatale concept on a thematic level. Curator Laurette De Jager explains: “It would be too literal to expect a group of diverse women to interpret such a topic solely on the content of concept and theme.

Ormandy Becker LeeAnn Scylla Glazed Stoneware
LeeAnn Ormandy-Becker – Scylla Glazed Stoneware

We, the artists, are the embodiment of what it means to be female in this precarious time where making kin trumps fighting tooth and nail for our place in society. We have emerged from the fight fought by our second and third wave predecessors to a place where we must work together if we are to ensure a future for ourselves and those who will come after us.”

Kleynscheldt Marike Cygnus Acrylic on Canvas
Marike Kleynscheldt – Cygnus Acrylic on Canvas

Art.b (Arts Association of Bellville) is a community orientated and innovative organisation, sensitive to new ideas and supportive of established and emerging artists from all cultural backgrounds. It is a non-profit membership-based organisation open to all.

Deetlefs Talitha Shield
Anina Deetlefs – Talitha Shield

When: Exhibition opens Saturday, 5 June 2021 at 10.30am for 11am.

View the exhibition online here: www.artb.co.za/violent-femmes

Venue: Art.b Gallery, Bellville Library Centre, Carel van Aswegen Rd, Bellville.

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