April 5, 2018 –
South African artist Christopher Reid will be having a solo exhibition at The Cape Gallery. The exhibit opening will be April 5th at 4:30 pm. The artwork will be on display from March 26th until April 28th. The exhibition will focus mainly on Reid's plein air landscapes of South Africa.
The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street is set in the heart of the old city off the Church Street walking mall, flanked by the colourful Georgian and Dutch facades built by the 18th and 19th century settlers. Behind these facades are some of the oldest and prestigious galleries, antique shops, and auction houses in Cape Town.
Central to the tradition of South African painting is the abiding love of the land. Early Cape painters were 'reporters' who described the topography, flora and fauna of this fascinating land, a conservative approach which is still favoured by the gallery's clients today. Recently the emergence of the vibrant street art has added an essentially African character to the work on display.