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Solo Exhibition, Grande Provence, Franschhoek, 2009




20 APRIL – 27 MAY 2009

The extensive artworks of Lionel Smit's solo exhibition opens at the Grande Provence, Franschhoek on 20 April.

Lionel Smit will exhibit a solo exhibition, called Residue, at The Gallery at Grande Provence in Franschhoek, Cape Town in 2010. Smit’s paintings are devoted to the deconstruction of the portrait in monumental painting and sculpture thus exposing the construction of the portrayed persona through his techniques.

Smit has been featured on the cover of Christie’s F.A.C.E.T Catalogue 2009 in London. His work is included in prestigious collections including the Standard Chartered Bank and the Laurence Graff Art Collection at the Graff Delaire wine estate.

Residue series 3, 2009, Oil on Canvas, 2300mm X 1650mm

Residue series 3, 2009, Oil on Canvas, 2300mm X 1650mm

Residue series 4, 2009, Oil on Canvas, 2300mm X 1650mm

Residue series 4, 2009, Oil on Canvas, 2300mm X 1650mm

Multiple essays were written in conjunction with this exhibition. Read them here.

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Grande Provence Fransschoek

The Gallery at Grande Provence is considered to be one of the most highly regarded galleries in the Cape, with a reputation for showcasing some of South Africa’s finest established and emerging artists. Regular exhibitions are held with the major disciplines being shown throughout the year. The Gallery exhibits a carefully selected group of artists from South Africa, Europe and America. The Sculpture Garden has a continually evolving collection of monumental works in a variety of media.

The Gallery is happy to announce the appointment of the new gallery manager, Jean-Marié Olivier who will share the curatorship with Pieter Lategan. Jean-Marié has, until the recent birth of her son, been curator of Agapanthus in Kalk Bay and of Knysna Fine Art. She says that ‘’Grande Provence is the most beautiful gallery space in the winelands and it is a privilege to be here. I have some exciting exhibitions planned and will also be moving Agapanthus the design and artefact shop from Kalk Bay to the existing shop at Grande Provence’’. The Gallery also offers advice to clients on collecting, conservation and restoration, as well as valuations for insurance and probate.

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