Thursday 6 March 2014 saw the second First Thursday night of the year, and along with that, a solo exhibition by Vanessa Berlein. Berlein, a top 40 finalist at the 2013 SPI National Portrait Awards, is showing a series of new portraits at The Black Box.
The exhibition is titled Disengagement and features portraits that explore the moment when the subject is disengaged from the pose. "I wanted to catch the instant when the subject is considering the next pose and is removed from the consciousness of me documenting the moment. The truth of character is often to be found in the moments between posing, and I set about to try and capture that moment," says Berlein.
Vanessa Berlein is based in Cape Town and has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in South Africa and abroad. She is known for her exceptional painting craftsmanship and has explored a range of topics and ideas in her artistic career, almost always offering a new insight or moment of value for the viewer.
Disengagement will run at The Black Box from 6 March till 3 April 2014.
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