ARTISTS: Emma Willemse and Hester Viles
The Gallery at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, is privileged to present the contemporary exhibition, 'How To', by eminent artist and academic, Emma Willemse and distinguished artist, Hester Viles. The exhibition will open on Sunday, 11 September 2011 at 11h00, and will be on view until Wednesday, 12 October 2011.
The title of the show references the practice of acquiring instant knowledge at the press of a button, through the use of technology. This means of attaining knowledge has become a dominant practice in our society and assumes that knowledge can be acquired as effortlessly as a consumer item. The artists explore the conflicting issues of real and virtual knowledge in a playful yet critical way, with artworks executed in a wide range of materials, techniques and formats.
Emma Willemse will deliver the opening address.
The Shop at the Gallery, will showcase the avant-garde, prêt à porter collection by Dillon and Jada, which include a range of Vivienne Westwood shoes.
The Cathedral at The Gallery, will present a selection of large scale paintings and sculptures by Henry Hopkins, Gavin Rissi, J.P Meyer and Johann Moolman among others.