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Elizabeth Gunter: 'Fugitive Lives'
Elizabeth Gunter: 'Fugitive Lives'
10 October 2012 - 21 November 2012 18.00 h - 20.00 h
Brundyn + Gonsalves - Cape Town
Art Exhibits


In Fugitive Lives Elizabeth Gunter examines themes of duality within birth and death and the quiet violence imbued in the notion that the first step towards oneís death begins with birth. The exhibition juxtaposes exquisitely rendered large graphite and charcoal dust drawings with delicate small-scale sculptures cast in polyurethane, wax or silicone. This juxtaposition is extended into the thematic content of the works themselves through Gunterís intimate depictions of animals such as the rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo. Once fully grown, these animals have connotations to size, strength and might. Here however, they are depicted in the vulnerable foetal stages of their development, existing within a liminal pre-birth space. In this way, Gunter shifts dichotomies such as small/big, soft/hard, birth/death, beginning/end, weakness/strength and fleetingness/endurance to the point where their divisions become permeable membranes as opposed to impenetrable seals.


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Brundyn + Gonsalves
71 Loop Street
Cape Town
Western Cape
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Brundyn + Gonsalves was established in 2006 in Cape Town, South Africa. Under the direction of Elana Brundyn and Ann Gonsalves, the gallery has rapidly garnered a reputation for being one of the foremost representatives of South African contemporary art and is a port of call for local and international collectors and curators looking for both established and emerging talent.

Brundyn + Gonsalves is fully committed towards the representation, exhibition and promotion of quality contemporary South African career artists, with a specific focus towards ensuring presence and stature within the global art context. As such, the gallery regularly exhibits at major local and international art fairs, secures museum acquisitions and publishes significant catalogues with full-colour reproductions and scholarly essays.