Our favourite architect-turned artist Lucie de Moyencourt last week opened a spectacular show at Chandler House’s The Voorkamer Gallery in Church Street, Cape Town. Her solo exhibition is a major collection of 50 ink drawings of the Cape Town’s city bowl, painted over the course of the past year, and a is testament to the affection and curiosity that the artist has for her home town. It’s an unconventional take on the city, paying homage in part to Lucie’s preoccupation with urban structures, but with a different appreciation and intention.
‘She has taken a huge amount of effort to paint each of the fifty views, and this begs the question why each view was committed to paper. What is the artist trying to capture with all fifty works? Why has the artist spent as much time recording the entrance of the civic centre as the obvious people-pleaser that is Table Mountain? How do you paint a portrait of such a complex subject? These aren’t easy questions to answer, but by looking carefully and thoughtfully, we might just deepen our own understanding of these issues, our beloved city and, – ultimately ourselves.’ – Chandler House
See the full collection here, or pop down to Chandler House if you’re in Cape Town. The show will run for the months of December 2016 and January 2017.