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Take a trip around Cape Town through the precisely detailed city-scape paintings of Karen Wykerd

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Read all about it: we go behind the scenes with artist Jodi Hugo and chat to guest curator Berdine Neethling about starting an art collection http://eepurl.com/bIQ8QD

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Added photos to OBSESSED WITH OURSELVES | a solo exhibition by Chris Denovan.

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The end of an exhibition always results in a busy weekend of hanging new works. Bookmark 'What's on Show' http://bit.ly/1iGzwlf to see our latest selection of art available at our Cape Town gallery, or browse our complete inventory at www.stateoftheart-gallery.com

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StateoftheART artist Christine Crowley's painting Unseen People features in the Sunday edition of the Weekend Argus. Christine and her partner Horst Kleinschmidt recently returned from a painting holiday on the Greek island of Lesbos where they were confronted by the plight of desperate refugees.
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"Don't stare – it's rude." Every child must have been told that, and most of us by adulthood have curbed our natural instinct to gaze curiously and openly at other people. Perhaps that helps to explain the allure of portraits: they give us licence to stare." - Julia Donaldson in a short essay for the BP Portrait awards 2014.

Chris Denovan's first solo exhibition delves into the complexities of our obsession with selfies and portraiture. In 'OBSESSED WITH OURSELVES' the artist explores the notion that the the face and human figure are popular in painting because as humans we are inevitably drawn to images of other humans. From parents to poseurs, figurative nudes to piercing photo-realism; portraiture elicits an intense feeling of empathy, activating our curiosity and understanding of another person. Portraits are windows through which we glimpse lives lived and we are intrigued by both the familiar and anomalous. Perhaps we are just searching for small elements and subtle nuances of ourselves in an attempt to feel connected to the human race. Whether we're actively scrutinizing someone or just simply enjoying the freedom of being lost in reverie to an enthralling visage, we can all be accused, at one point in time, of that act we've all been told not to do: staring.

The exhibition will run concurrently online at www.stateoftheart-gallery.com for those unable to attend.

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StateoftheART artist Michaela Rinaldi features in the August edition of Livingspace. For more information and to see available art visit http://bit.ly/1N3HJJd
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Emerging artist Cedric Vanderlinden uses colour and drama to depict the terrifying effects of climate change in his new body of work which you can browse online at http://bit.ly/1SFTDKJ. My favourites are Better Than Trees and Beneath Your Summer Skies.
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Emerging artist Cedric Vanderlinden uses colour and drama to depict the terrifying effects of climate change in his new body of work which you can browse online at http://bit.ly/1SFTDKJ. My favourites are Better Than Trees and Beneath Your Summer Skies.
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StateoftheART Gallery is proud to announce Lisette Forsyth's upcoming solo exhibition LOVED THY NEIGHBOUR opening August 6, 2015 in conjuction with First Thursdays Cape Town. Please visit http://bit.ly/1g4B7jp for more information.
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