ART AUCTION TICKET

R250.00

With no access to art shops during the lockdown in 2020, Laurie looked around her studio and, once again, made use of what she had, which happened to be a pile of sheets of mixed media art paper. To strengthen these paper pieces, she used a process of applying layers of gesso pushed through various stencils, some of them being lettering or numbers, and these added an interesting texture to the surface, whilst at the same time, strengthening the card to provide a strong, sound foundation for the oil paints. As she began painting each portrait, the symbolic significance of all the layering started to dawn on her. People on the forgotten fringes of society, with zero literacy levels, often feel like just a number amongst the sad statistics of poverty in third world African countries. So by the simple act of pushing these numbers and alphabet letters into the background through her paintbrushes and paints, it felt as if she was giving these precious people dignity and sense of recognition and identity that went far beyond how well they could read or write.

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TIME: 18:00 – 20:00

VENUE: TALLOULA, BOTHA’S HILL

RSVP: 21 MAY 2021

CASH BAR AVAILABLE.