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Jill Trappler at Casa Labia

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For those of you who still want to pop in, here are the details:

‘The long distance to familiar places’ by Jill Trappler

Venue: Casa Labia Gallery, Muizenberg www.casalabia.co.za
Exhibition ends: Sunday 27th March

Exhibition of new work by Jill Trappler at Casa Labia

Please join Jill Trappler at the opening of her new work; paintings, monotypes and collage

‘The long distance to familiar places’ by Jill Trappler

Venue: Casa Labia Gallery, Muizenberg www.casalabia.co.za

Date: Tuesday February 8th 2011

Time: 6.00 pm for 6.30

Opening speaker: Baylon Sandri

Ends: Sunday 27th March

The work for this show is new and made for the Casa labia gallery space; the light being so extraordinary and the view out across the sea, mesmerizing.  It is a lively place humming with sensitive warm people.

The scale of the work is relatively small compared to the work recently exhibited by Trappler. The images have been constructed in various media; small oil paintings, with thick crackly surfaces on canvas, stained, stuffed, folded acrylics on canvases, mixed media monotypes, two large collage works and three woven paper works.

It is a quiet but dramatic show that demands attention and time so that the eye can absorb the details; the words, the colour, the surfaces. From a distance you will fall down a landscape or waterfall, talk to the clouds or play in the woven notes as they make rhythms across the surface and deeper into unknown yet familiar places.

An Exhibition of paintings by Jill Trappler

The public are invited to attend the opening reception of the exhibition:


Opening: Sunday 10 October 2010, 11h00 –13h00

Duration of the exhibition: 11 October 2010 – 30 January 2011

The four paintings, called “I see the dreams of water, I see water dreaming” flowed onto the canvases one after the other over a year or so. There was no tension in the making but rather hours of interaction with surface, water and paint. Each painting was received by Clare, the composer with such enthusiasm; her composition and the corresponding image were then sent to Darius, a birynė virtuoso (the birynė is a traditional Lithuanian reed pipe). I cannot explain how they heard the colour and movement that I was working with but they did. Nick immediately saw the potential for a multi media digital piece made from taking photographs of each painting and using the music to frame the movements. Nick has delicately shifted the mark with the rhythms into gentle adventures for the eye. In all, time is suspended, there is reflection which seems to speak to the dynamic between flow and movement of paint, sound and its intimate relationship with colour, the breath through the birbyne, holds the earthy material like quality in the paintings. Is it light and texture that keeps matter so fluid? Jill Trappler – jill@jilltrappler.co.za

The four Floating Underwater pieces seek to reflect the sensual flow of water in Trappler’s paintings. The gentle, wooden sound of the birbynė seemed to me to fit the movement of the paint on the canvas. Each piece is written to capture one or two aspects of a painting, seeking to evoke sunlight dancing on moving water, for example, or a moment of repose in quiet blue, the dark undertows in a rushing river, or the playful twists in a swirling rock pool. Clare Loveday – clareloveday@wol.co.za

The creative ideas of two South African artists – Clare Loveday and Jill Trappler, who inspired me as a performer and interpreter, were like a voyage into an unknown land. The unpredictable and bristling structure and melodic flexibility of Loveday’s compositions echo perfectly Trappler’s visual ideas and brought me to the yet unknown spaces of senses and colours.

While interpreting and making recordings I used two “scores”: the sheet music of Clare’s works and the photographs of Jill’s pictures. All of this helped me to include the third element into the creative process, namely, my instrument, the birbynė. Darius Klisys -  studiodk@takas.it

The way the art, music and motion came together felt like a very natural process. I felt that the video should echo the musical and artistic journey and not hijack it. There was no real brief, so I just immersed myself in the art and the music and followed the path.
Nick Potgieter – info@nickpotgieter.co.za

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Cape Town Artists, Sculptors and Printmakers

Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most important creative hubs. Cape Town Creatives was started with the vision to centralise information relating to the creative industry in Cape Town. Here is a list of excellent artists, sculptors and printmakers based in Cape Town. Click on the names below to view the full portfolios on the Cape Town Creatives website.

  1. Jill Trappler
  2. Judy Conway
  3. Milly Jones
  4. Gail Catlin
  5. Jeanne Wassenaar
  6. Odd Enjinears
  7. Inge Semple
  8. Warren Editions
  9. Jean Doyle
  10. Derric van Rensburg