Cape Town Art Fair 2020

PRESS RELEASE

Cape Town Art Fair 2020
Feb 14 – Feb 16, 2020

Please join Everard Read and Everard Read's CIRCA Gallery in booth A9 of the Main Section & booth A11 of the Solo Section at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair held at the CTICC from the 14th - 16th February 2020.

Teresa Firmino will be having a solo presentation at booth A11 and exhibiting a selection of works entitled Black Melancholy / Negotiating Trauma.⁠

This exhibition explores the ways in which Firmino negotiates trauma both personally and collectively in her everyday life. The paintings are constructed scenes of the past and present, which are sometimes intertwined. Firmino collects images from magazines, newspapers, historical documents as well as social media and places them in colourful, box-like stages. This creates surreal, baroque scenes which take place in tightly-confined interiors, where the characters have the opportunity to re-enact their stories or construct new ones. This process allows Firmino to create alternative past, present and future narratives of Africa, thus rebuilding her own archive of African history. ⁠

Main Section booth A9 includes the following artists:

Warther Dixon

Beezy Bailey

Paolo Bini

Deborah Bell

Norman Catherine

Ricky Dyaloyi

Faith XLVII

Liza Grobler

Matthew Hindley

Dylan Lewis

Sipho Mabona

Michael MacGarry

Turiya Magadlela

Nigel Mullins

Brett Murray

Blessing Ngobeni

Lionel Smit

Andrzej Urbanski

Elize Vossgätter

Barbara Wildenboer