The exhibition consists of brand new 2020 pieces done by artist Abe Opperman titled: “We are not alone”.
It runs from 1 September to 31 December 2020 in our new expanded gallery space. In this exhibition Abe experiments with color, texture and different mediums. There are beautifully framed ink on paper, charcoal on paper and acrylic on canvas pieces.
The way in which we experience the concept of time can be deconstruckted in two types of successions: linear and cyclical. Experiencing the linear progression from birth to death, like the flow of a river…, and cyclical in the every day. What has been, what is, and what will be… Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
Abe portrays this concept of time through his art by seeing each canvas as a frozen moment in the tale of our everyday lives. The paintings express a particular moment, a moment where time is paused and the narrative is conveyed through playful and fantastical images. Each piece tells a different story in the moment (now) about a tale (past) then leaving the observer to compose the ending (future). This forms the perfect play of how we as humans experience the linear and cyclical passing of time.
Each piece of art gives narrative identity to the various characters portrayed. Within this exhibition are colourful three dimensional shapes that offer a greater tactile experience of his characteristically thickly textured canvases. Linking into the broad concept of “time” Abe’s are speaks visually of his wishes, dreams and memory.
For more details visit www.abeopperman.co.za