PAST EXHIBITION – 'AL (L) EEN' by Shany van den Berg

The Gallery at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, is proud to present an exhibition entitled ‘AL (L) EEN’ by Shany van den Berg opening on Sunday, 8 March 2015, at 11h00.

A selection of two and three dimensional pieces by Shany van den Berg.

About the artist 

  • Full name: Delene Roché van den Berg
  • Born: 31 October 1958  
  • Mother of 4 children (Theo, Roché, Izanne, Sarlee)
  • Living and working as an artist in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa

Artist statement

'My work is a monologue from within my life as a woman and an artist.  

Sometimes calm and reflective, other times obsessively reliving the pain of birth as I rebirth, remake and reform a newly woven tapestry of family and connectedness.

I draw and paint, make collages, weave and sculpt to bind together the map of my interior landscape while I investigate and interrogate critical contemporary themes. 

My artwork are passages of time and of memories that constitute my passing life.

These journeys are reminders that while we walk solitary roads, we are inescapably part of the human race.'

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015 The Gallery at Grande Provence Franschhoek – A L (L) E E N 8 March to 29 March.
  • 2012 Everard Read / Johannesburg – Hinterland.
  • 2011 Everard Read / Cape Town –  …om te vervel…
  • 2010 IS Art at Le Quatier Francais / Franschhoek – in gesprek met (2).
  • 2008 Smelick & Stocking Gallery / Den Haag / Netherlands – in gesprek met (1).
  • 2007 Everard Read  Gallery  / Cape Town – (h)erken,ken,en….
  • 2007 My Own Choice Gallery / Amsterdam / Netherlands – gedagtes wat reis.
  • 2007 Gallery at Grande Provence / Franschhoek – dwaaltuin.
  • 2006 Vrede en Lust Wine Estate /Cultivaria / Paarl – die feesgees.
  • 2003 Lime Line Design / Cape Town – construction site.
  • 2001 Dorp Street Gallery / Stellenbosch – ‘n vlug in tyd.
  • 1999 Bang the Gallery / Cape Town – my shadow, my echo, me.

Competitions

  • 2010 BP Award Portrait Gallery London / finalist.
  • 2009 BP Award Portrait Gallery London / finalist.
  • 2005 Sasol New Signatures London / finalist.
  • 1990 Corobrick Ceramic Competition Cape Town / finalist.

Artist Residencies

  • 1998 Lauenburg Germany.
  • 2007 Hubei Institute of Art / China.
  • 2013 Fellowship to The Ampersand Foundation in New York.

Projects

  • 2011: Light from Africa Foundation / Art project Everard Read.
  • 2011: Rendezvous Focus Painting Project.
  • 2010: Collaboration between Shany van den Berg and Mogalakwena art en craft centre in Limpopo for Waterkloof Wine Estate in the Western Cape.
  • 2007: ART EXCHANCE: Hubei Institute of Art / China.
  • 2008: Artfair Utrecht / My Own Choice.
  • 2007: AAF Amsterdam / My Own Choice.
  • 2004: Community Arts Workshop at Castle of Good Hope / Everard Read Gallery.
  • 2000: Hewlett Packard Project and Auction Johannesburg in support of Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.

Group exhibitions                                               

From 1990 participating in numerous group exhibitions.

  • 2015 Cape Town Art Fair exhibition at Everard Read Gallery in February.
  • 2015 Group Installation Fear&Loss - Industrial Karoo at Pretoria art Museum with Katie du Toit in March.
  • 2015 Group Exhibition Toorwoorde / Woordfees Stellenbosch at D-Street Gallery in March.
  • 2015 Group Exhibition Portretteer / Woordfees Stellenbosch Oude Libertas Gallery / Distell in March.
  • 2015 Group Exhibition Die Burger - 100 Jaar Uitstalling Kaapstad in April.
  • 2015 Summer Sculpture Exhibition at Mount Nelson Hotel by Everard Read until April.
  • 2014 Group installation Fear&Loss - Industrial Karoo at Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein (with Katie du Toit) in August.
  • 2014 Magicus / Woordfees Group Exhibition D-Street Gallery in March (voted best visual exhibition of festival).
  • 2014 Sculptures on the Cliff /Hermanus FineArts from 7 July to March 2015.
  • 2014 Winter Group Exhibition Everard Read Gallery Mid-July.
  • 2014 Group Exhibition @ IS ART Gallery (opening of gallery in new premises) Mid –July.
  • 2014 The Grand / Group exhibition Rust-en-Vrede Gallery July.
  • 2014 Sculptures on the Cliff /Hermanus FineArts from 7 July to March 2015.
  • 2014 Centenary Group Exhibition Everard Read Gallery / December / January.
  • 2013 Centenary Exhibition of the Women's Memorial / Universal suffering / The War Museum of the Boer Republics /Bloemfontein.

Artist exhibition

  • 2009: Red, Black & White Gallery at Pier Rabe – Shany van den Berg / Roche van den berg – halfmens / heelmens.
  • 2008: Everard Read Gallery / Cape Town – Shany van den Berg / Wang Quingly (China) – confluence.
  • 2006: The Gallery at Grande Provence / Franschhoek – Shany van den Berg / Strijdom van der Merwe.
  • 2001, 2002, and 2003: Bang the Gallery / Cape Town – Shany van den Berg / Alex Hamilton.

Works included in private collections and museums in South Africa, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Cayman Islands and U.S.A.

Statement by Trent Read, director of the gallery:

‘A lifetime of meeting artists has taught me that their appearance and manner is almost always antithetical to their work but Shany is her art made flesh – austere and beautiful, fiercely intelligent, composed and elegant but with flashes of earthy humour, she could have stepped live from one of her paintings. Watching an artist celebrate life and creation as they make us realize that both are also finite and final is a rare reward and this exhibition is a major achievement by one of our finest artists.’ 

– Trent Read

Cover Photo

'Vuur' by Shany van den Berg (digital print, 100x89.2cm )

For further information or to preview by appointment, please contact the gallery at gallery@grandeprovence.co.za or telephone 021 876 8630. The Gallery is open from Monday to Sunday, between 10h00 and 18h00.

To view this exhibition online please visit www.finearts.co.za

 

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