Summer Saloon

2 March – 9 April 2016

DAVID GRIESSEL | ISABELLA KUIJERS | MARIA MAGDALENA | CAITLIN MKHASIBE

As March marks a year in the life-cycle of The Drawing Room, we remember how this time last year was all about throwing caution to the wind, brainstorming new ideas and experimenting with the look and feel of what The Drawing Room would come to be.. all while giving ourselves just a few short weeks to make it happen.

In the spirit of this, we will launch our first annual Summer Saloon exhibition that gives us the freedom to experiment with our curating, with the only exhibition of the year that will be theme-less. We see it as an opportunity to work with new artists, new work, and new ideas… basically, curatorial playtime!

Why ‘saloon’ – well, it also means drawing room in some obscure dictionary definitions, so we thought that was just perfect.

*After word:

Now the work is on the walls, we can say that our first Summer Saloon has come together as an imaginary, whimsical story of gardeners, garden creatures, nymphs, sad sea beings and a mysteriously serene saloon where piano music croons while the fantastical patrons drink cold brews and tell wild tales.

Maria Magdalena, Summer Saloon

Maria Magdalena, Summer Saloon

Isabella Kuijers, Locust Witches picking mushrooms

Isabella Kuijers, Locust Witches picking mushrooms

David Griessel, Olivia and her shy harp

David Griessel, Olivia and her shy harp

Summer Saloon

Summer Saloon 2


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