Word on the street | Fashion and art for July 2016
This month we look at the pending arrival of a new Southern Guild branch, the ‘Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning’ showcase, and Missibaba’s newest range.
South goes north
Trevyn and Julian McGowan will be bringing their particular brand of cool to Joburg via carefully curated design with a new Southern Guild. The gallery, which will form part of the much-anticipated Rosebank Art Mile (still underway), will be one of a number of venues guaranteed to draw a cool creative crowd back to the suburbs.
‘Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning’, presented by the Standard Bank Gallery, in partnership with the Embassy of France in South Africa and the French Institute of South Africa, will be the first major showcase of the artist’s work on the African continent. Encompassing a broad scope of his pieces and spanning different periods and styles, from the simple lines of his portraits (pictured here is Grande Tête de Katia, 1950-51, aquatint on BFK Rive wove paper, 53.8cm x 41.7cm, collection: S Mazo) to the colourful motifs of his cutout collages and prints, the collection will allow viewers to appreciate Matisse’s diversity and impact as an artist. The exhibition is co-curated by Patrice Deparpe and Federico Freschi and will run from 12 July until 17 September.
Sign of the times
A memorable visit to the Buenos Aires Planetarium sparked the inspiration for Chloe Townsend and Lizel Strydom’s newest range for Missibaba. The Zodiac Collection comprises 12 exquisitely crafted designs, as per the 12 signs of the zodiac, using different colours and textures. These limited-edition pieces are available from the Birdhaven store in Joburg.
Text Julia Freemantle
Photograph Michael Le Grange, Adriaan Louw and supplied