Last night at DKP: bumper exhibition openings in connection with “thirsty Thursdays”!

Last night, we celebrated three exhibitions openings at DKP: Endale Desalegn’s “Two Social Pacifiers ጡጦ” at the Parkwood gallery and St. John Fuller’s “13” alongside Robyn Penn’s “Culmulus”at the Parkwood bookstore.

These dramatically different exhibitions, comprising prints, paintings and photographs,  drew an enthusiastic and diverse crowd who traversed Jan Smuts Avenue, wine glasses in hand, to absorb everything on show with the opportunity to engage the artists themselves.

All three exhibitions were well attended by artists and collectors alike.

The crowds roll in to see “Two Social Pacifiers ጡጦ” by Endale.
Endale posing with printer Kim-Lee Loggenberg by his painting, "Alem's Breast".
Endale posing with printer Kim-Lee Loggenberg by his painting, “Alem’s Breast”.
Khehla Chepape Makgato – a local journalist from Art SA – came to speak with Endale about his exhibition.
On the left: “Fat man on a Scale” (monotype). Top right: “Waiting II” (mixed media, acrylic and oil on canvas). Bottom right: “Waiting” (monotype).
Under inspection: this large painting, called Ön and Off", is characteristic of Endale's earlier work which grapples with themes of light and perception.
Under inspection: this large painting, called “On and Off”, is characteristic of Endale’s earlier work which grapples with themes of light and perception.

Click here for a detailed look at Endale’s unconventional approach to printmaking: http://davidkrutprojects.com/38364/endale-desalegn-on-his-unconventional-approach-to-printmaking

Up the road at our bookstore, visitors checked out St. John Fuller’s unique and striking photography exhibition, “13”.

St. John Fuller with his exhibition "13" in the background.
St. John Fuller at his exhibition, “13”.
"13" by St. John Fuller.
“13”, an unusual photographic exhibition by St. John Fuller.
"13", St. John Fuller.
“13”, St. John Fuller.

Check out our Q&A with Fuller about his fascinating process and method at: http://davidkrutprojects.com/38312/qa-with-st-john-fuller-thought-processes-method-and-new-work-titled-13

Also in our bookstore gallery, Robyn Penn welcomed the crowds to her exhibition, “Cumulus”.

Robyn Penn with her Mezzotint print, “36 Views of a Cloud”.
Penn welcomes the crowds to her exhibition of prints, titled "Cumulus", which focus on a single cloud formation.
Penn welcomes the crowds to her exhibition of prints, titled “Cumulus”, which focus on a single cloud formation.
At David Krut Bookstore, a lively crowd gathered to celebrate exhibition openings of St. John Fuller and Robyn Penn.
At David Krut Bookstore, a lively crowd gathered to celebrate exhibition openings of St. John Fuller and Robyn Penn.

Click here for an in-depth discussion with Penn about the concept and process behind her new work: http://davidkrutprojects.com/36473/interview-with-robyn-penn-nine-views-of-a-cloud

Thanks to our fantastic artists and to the engaging crowd who brought such a buzz!

Exhibition dates:

Endale Desalegn’s “Social Pacifiers ጡጦ” runs from 5 November-19 December 2015 at 142 Jan Smuts Avenue.

Robyn Penn’s “Cumulus”and St. John Fuller’s “13” run from 5 November – 30 November 2015 at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue.