Head and Shoulders at Irma Stern

29 October 2012

Richard Smith will exhibit his latest charcoal and mixed media works - titled Head and Shoulders - at the UCT Irma Stern Museum in Rosebank from 30 October to 24 November.

Trevor Manuel Katharine Hall
Portraits: Myron and Julia Red/Green are two of Richard Smith's works that will go on show at the Irma Stern Museum.

Curated by Rose Korber, the content of the exhibition is large-scale portraits of existing people and of people imagined, as well as multi-panel drawings in charcoal and mixed media on paper. Also on the exhibition are a number of oils on panel.

The Portrait Series is a body of work which demonstrates Smith's outstanding draftsmanship. The monumental portraits do not feature celebrities but "young people who are my friends and whose faces appeal to me," Smith comments. He often uses the language of the subconscious and the subliminal when referring to his work, suggesting a deeply personal and intuitive process of art-making.

The Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10h00 to 17h00. There will be walkabouts at 11h00 on 3 and 17 November.

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