#Selfie: a group painting exhibition

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Lost in the middle of Attention - 101 x 80 cm, oil on canvas.
Lost in the middle of Attention – 101 x 80 cm, oil on canvas.

Artists investigate the notions of “traditional” self-portraiture in a digital realm at the Lizamore & Associates gallery from September 1.

Lizamore & Associates presents #selfie, a group painting exhibition curated by Teresa Lizamore. This exhibition opens on 1 September 2016 at 18:00.

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#Selfie questions and investigates the notions of ‘traditional’ self-portraiture in a digital realm. The digital realm we often find ourselves in, gives individuals the opportunity to present themselves – or often a selected version of themselves – on various cyber platforms. This has led to an online revival of the genre of the self-portrait. The popularity of self-portraiture is made possible in part through ubiquitous tools such as web and cell phone cameras. Participating artists consider the use, and perhaps the shift, of the self-portrait in a digital age where social media provides the platform for identity formation and how this democratization of self-portraiture has shifted from its original purposes. This exhibition challenges artists to use painting – a medium often seen as ‘traditional’ – to investigate the shifts in self-portraiture in the digital realms.

Jaco van Schalkwyk
Jaco van Schalkwyk

Participating artists include Alice Toich, Ana Pather, Asanda Kupa, Audrey Anderson, Banele Khoza, Izak Buys, Jaco Van Schalkwyk, John Robbertse , Kevin Collins , Maja Maljevic, Mashudu Nevhutalu, Nkhensani Rihlampfu, Pat Sithole, Ronél De Jager, Rory Emmett, Vusi Beauchamp , Wesley Van Eeden, Heike Allerton Davies, Herman Niebuhr, Leon Fourie, Danielle Malherbe, Karin Preller, Kelly John Gough, Norman Oflyn.

This exhibition opens on 1 September at 18:00 and ends on 23 September 2016 at the Lizamore & Associates gallery, 155 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. Please join us at the opening for a glass of wine and to meet the artists.

Gallery hours:
Tues – Fri 10h00 – 17h00
Saturday 10h00 – 15h00

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