Exhibition "Analogue #V" by Cheryl Traud Adler at the Alliance Française du Cap from 3rd August to 30th Septembre
Cheryl Traub Adler is an artist, catalyst and teacher. She graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT.
Fascinated by the intersection of all art forms including Painting, Photography, Poetry, Installation, Land Art and Performance. Trained as a Bridging Polarities through Art and Omega therapist, she focuses on the curative effects of the creative process. Her continued studies include Medicine and the Arts, Humanising Healthcare, The 21st Century Museum and Identity, Conflict and Public Space.
She has collaborated with the Spanish architectural collective, Basurama, Open City Project, Stories of Rain, the BlueBox project in Morocco and RoundaboutLx in Lisbon. Her work as part of The Persistence of Memory project related to national memory as part of the Centre for Curating the Archive. Earlier this year the group exhibition, What Art is For? 196 Victoria, Woodstock, challenged the viewer to think about the true value of art.
Her exhibition, "Analogue #V", will be displayed at the Alliance Francaise du Cap will run until the end of September. There will be a walkabout and conversation/workshop on the 17th of August at 1 pm.
Analogue #V is inspired by Mount Analogue, the last unfinished novel by René Daumal and the idea that art and spirituality are deeply connected. The creative journey is analogous to climbing a mountain.
His allegorical tale describes the journey towards a symbolic mountain, representing the way to truth that cannot not exist. The mountain symbolizes the connection between earth and sky - between the physical and spiritual realms.
For the artist Cheryl Traud Adler, art hovers on "The gateway to the invisible" which Daumal states "must be visible”. This "is a place between the worlds where you can live if you choose to”. It is in this imagined space that art can exist, where one can find truth and meaning to life.
The exhibition is a combination of paintings, printmaking and installation media.
For more information: http://www.alliance.org.za/pages/branches/cape-town/culture/first-thursdays2