Fourth Birthday Group Exhibition: 'Pain is an unavoidable side effect'

49 Mostert Road, Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, South Africa - Mon, Jun 3, 2024 10:00 AM - Fri, Jul 26, 2024 5:00 PM

ESCAP3 Gallery is delighted to present the Group Exhibition: Pain is an unavailable side effect, 03 June - 26 July 2024, as part of our Fourth Birthday Celebration.

Participating Artists: Bernard Brand, Danelle Heenop, Wim Legrand, Liefie AKA Haidee Nel, Octavia Roodt, Richardt Strydom, Neo Theku & Nina Torr.

As we celebrate our fourth year since inception during June of 2020, the group exhibition titled: Pain is an unavoidable side effect, reflects on a Season II quote from the HBO Award Winning Series: CarnivĂ le, which also evokes a paraphrase by Niccolò Machiavelli, such as an "end justifies the mean". Whilst celebrating and expressing our sincere gratitude to our Patrons and Artists for their generous support, we also wanted to acknowledge the creatives' cost during making, allowing oneself to be vulnerable with courage, perseverance and the tenacity needed to be bold.

The creative process may be precarious, and likened to a new relationship or perhaps a new business venture, with a binding characteristic decision: risk. Life could well be more convenient if one decided to keep instead of share, to rather "be safe than be sorry", be complaisant, or perhaps to even surrender or attempt.

Found in the collection of works as a whole there are moments of tenderness, satire, soothing, violence and brutal honesty. Other commonalities which emerge are concerned with growth, coping, retaining a sense of child-likeness and a desire to impart a lived experience. This knowledge may indeed provide comfort or reprieve, however it must be understood that there is always a 'cost' which the maker 'bore'. This most generous offering, with only the hope of resonating with another in turn, perhaps challenges that "wearing your heart on your sleeve" is not a weakness but indeed a noble strength.

"Art is hard."

A heartfelt thank you for celebrating our fourth birthday with us and for enabling us to continue sharing what we love to do with you.

Fuck it (Artist Statement Series)
Richardt Strydom
Fuck it (Artist Statement Series)

2015

Digital print on 100% cotton artist paper

ZAR 2,600.00

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Haasgat / Rabbit Hole III (Groeipyne Series)
Liefie AKA Haidee Nel
Haasgat / Rabbit Hole III (Groeipyne Series)

2024

Digital print on True Fibre paper

Sheet Size: 60 x 27 centimeters

ZAR 11,111.00

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Haasgat (Groeipyne Series)
Liefie AKA Haidee Nel
Haasgat (Groeipyne Series)

2022

Oak & Jacaranda wood with poly marble on Acrylic enamel base

66 x 20 x 22 centimeters

ZAR 73,000.00

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Haasgat / Rabbit Hole II (Groeipyne Series)
Liefie AKA Haidee Nel
Haasgat / Rabbit Hole II (Groeipyne Series)

2024

Digital print on True Fibre paper

Sheet Size: 60 x 27 centimeters

ZAR 11,111.00

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Haasgat / Rabbit Hole I (Groeipyne Series)
Liefie AKA Haidee Nel
Haasgat / Rabbit Hole I (Groeipyne Series)

2024

Digital print on True Fibre paper

Sheet Size: 60 x 27 centimeters

ZAR 11,111.00

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Chien pique par un serpent - Dog bitten by a snake (While you were sleeping Series)
Wim Legrand
Chien pique par un serpent - Dog bitten by a snake (While you were sleeping Series)

2023

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 60 centimeters

ZAR 5,500.00

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Drome is ook wonde (A Verbis ad Verbera Series)
Richardt Strydom
Drome is ook wonde (A Verbis ad Verbera Series)

2014

Digital print on 100% cotton artist paper

Sheet Size: 59,4 x 89,2 centimeters

ZAR 13,000.00

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Vessel I (Wound Vessels Series)
Richardt Strydom
Vessel I (Wound Vessels Series)

2020

Ceramic

13 x 13 x 4 centimeters

ZAR 3,900.00

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Behind every beautiful thing there's some kind of pain (Wound Vessels Series)
Richardt Strydom
Behind every beautiful thing there's some kind of pain (Wound Vessels Series)

2020

Ceramic

23 x 15,8 x 1,5 centimeters

ZAR 3,900.00

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A Kind of Efficient Gloom
Nina Torr
A Kind of Efficient Gloom

2024

Three Colour Risograph on Munken Pure

Sheet Size: 39 x 24 centimeters

ZAR 1,850.00

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Need for a Weed
Danelle Heenop
Need for a Weed

2024

Paper, ink and Plaster of Paris

67,7 x 33 x 7,5 centimeters

ZAR 3,900.00

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Self-portrait (I'm not Crying, You're Crying Series)
Bernard Brand
Self-portrait (I'm not Crying, You're Crying Series)

2024

Digital print on Glass

Sheet Size: 74,3 x 59,4 centimeters

ZAR 13,000.00

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Fish Root (Root Series)
Nina Torr
Fish Root (Root Series)

2023

Two Colour Risograph on Munken Pure

Sheet Size: 25 x 14 centimeters

ZAR 1,150.00

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Sun Root (Root Series)
Nina Torr
Sun Root (Root Series)

2023

Two Colour Risograph on Munken Pure

Sheet Size: 25 x 14 centimeters

ZAR 1,150.00

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Sibling Roots (Root Series)
Nina Torr
Sibling Roots (Root Series)

2023

Two Colour Risograph on Munken Pure

Sheet Size: 25 x 14 centimeters

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Skrum
Octavia Roodt
Skrum

2023

Pencil on 200GSM Ashrad paper

29.7 x 23.9 centimeters

ZAR 2,930.00

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Unicorns Die Too II (Asylumism Series)
Neo Theku
Unicorns Die Too II (Asylumism Series)

2022

Digital print on Tecco Matte PM23O paper

Sheet Size: 74 x 54 centimeters

ZAR 28,600.00

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Unicorns Die Too I (Asylumism Series)
Neo Theku
Unicorns Die Too I (Asylumism Series)

2022

Digital print on Tecco Matte PM23O paper

Sheet Size: 74 x 54 centimeters

ZAR 28,600.00

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Laundromat/Laverie/Wassalon
Octavia Roodt
Laundromat/Laverie/Wassalon

2022

Pencil on 200GSM Ashrad paper

42 x 30 centimeters

ZAR 6,100.00

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Give/Take
Bernard Brand
Give/Take

2018

Digital print on True Rag 300GSM

Sheet Size: 84 x 59 centimeters

ZAR 10,000.00

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