Free State artists Pauline Gutter and Jacques Fuller join forces and talents for a visual art exhibition at the Monte Bello Estate on 15 and 16 October 2021. Gutter and Fuller, with their combined sixty years of experience as visual artists, bring their latest artworks to this picturesque and modern estate. Festival-goers can expect a celebration of technical excellence in the art of painting, brass sculpting, charcoal drawing, and lithography.
Pauline Gutter’s work addresses issues of power and land, and the instability and volatility of the agricultural sector. Viewers will be whisked away to a pseudo-reality that challenges them to examine the conflict between land and machine, man and technology, often with the bull as a metaphor for man’s monetary unit, for power, and the transference of the landscape’s inherent energy. This exhibition is Pauline’s first in the Free State since her solo exhibition, Purgatorium, in 2016.
Jacques Fuller’s work poses a fine balance between satire and commentary on contemporary political issues. Jacques uses the extremely difficult medium of tempered brass sculpting to entice the viewer. His exceptional sculptures take a unique look at the powerful contrast between seriousness and tongue-in-cheek humour. With this exhibition, Jacques demonstrates four decades of experience in the forging of brass sculpting, while exhibiting his incredible control of an inexorable medium – metal.
The combined artistry of these two artists in one space is a distinct honour for the Free State. Join them in this superb exhibition, and two days of magical creativity.
The event takes place at the Monte Bello Estate on 15 October from 18:00 – 22:00, and 16 October 2021 from 10:00 to 22:00.
To confirm your attendance, please contact Monte Bello’s events coordinator, Jeanne-Mari van den Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org.