Jun
07

Taking The Plight Of The Rhino To Lisbon

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The Portuguese still have strong bonds with South Africa and when Adrienne  and John Silva met Ana Paula Cabral at her gallery in Lisbon she expressed her longing or ‘ Saudades de Africa do Sul’.

Ana Paula was interested in Adrienne’s work on Searching for Roots and Meaning and also her Bonsai-people. Adrienne has painted the idea  of how we force our children to shape into the people we want them to be, in Bonsai culture it may be  a  ‘formal-upright’   or   ‘informal-slanting’  etc.

It was a year later that Adrienne Silva was invited by Ana Paula to exhibit with artists, Isabel Fideiro and Jirina Nebesarova. The exhibition opens 8 July until 6 August.

Adrienne’s  worked with a theme, Breathe in the Future, Breathe out the Past, Savour this Moment Long as it lasts’ (Bonobo).

Day of Freedom

Day of Freedom

 

I Came to Look for You

I Came to Look for You

 

On the Way

On the Way

 

The Stars and You

The Stars and You

 

Adrienne was painting her galaxy with no end in mind, until she saw and painted the image  Ami Vitale  photographed of the rickshaw, Mr MSK Rostam.  Ms Vitale has seen the completed work and called it, ‘powerful’.
The Pattern is Evident

The Pattern is Evident

 

Adrienne Silva, Cape-based painter with Dr George da Fonseca, Consul General of Portugal. Dr Fonseca wishes Adrienne well on her trip to Portugal for the exhibition and  here is the work, First Step, that will also be shown. 

For further information please contact;

Adrienne Silva
084  351 2328
(021)  434 5897
adriennesilva@telkomsa.net 

Paula Cabral Art Gallery
Rua do Secula 171
1200- 434 Lisboa
Phone     91  236 6519

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