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"Icons: A Group Exhibition"
2000-12-03 until 2000-12-31
ZA South Africa
For the purpose of this exhibition, an icon is defined as a sacred image, a totem, a symbol or a sign. Thirteen artists have been invited by the curator of the exhibition, Rick Andrew (senior lecturer in the department of Graphic Design at the Natal Technikon.), to produce two icons each. The participants in this exhibition are all qualified in the disciplines of design or fine art, and promise to offer an interesting range of works on display.
Andrew states that I chose ‘Icons’ as the theme of the exhibition, because icons offer interesting visual potential for the merging of symbolism with design. Icons tend to be compact and ‘loaded’ images and can range from traditional symbols of the sacred, to the signs, myths and symbols of contemporary media.
The artists exhibiting are Rick Andrew, Gert Swart, Gill Andrew, Alex Gower-Jackson, Andy Mason, Frances Andrew, Kim Longhurst, Bronwyn Vaughn-Evans, Martin Burnett, Daniel Ohene-Adu, Hylton Alcock, Zane Lang and Silvi Judd.