Goodnight by Heike Davies

Don’t miss Heike Davies’ exhibition Goodnight, which opens today at the Barnard Gallery in Cape Town. The provocative art exhibition explores the power and fragility of women.

The paintings that I am making at the moment, are predominantly “portraits” of women. They tend to combine elements from traditional portraiture with something else that is more uncomfortable and raw.

The women range from prostitutes, porn stars, fashion models, mothers, wives, sisters and ordinary women that I have encountered – yet on these canvases the differences and similarities are lost as they are collectively portrayed as women in a way that is sexual – fragile yet fierce in their strength.”

“Heike Davies, was born in 1976, has a BA degree in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, in 2000. During her studies she was awarded the Maciver Scholarship (1999 and 2000) and was placed on the Dean’s Merit List (1999 and 2000).”

Images and text via Barnard Gallery and Art Times


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