THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT
AN ONLINE EXHIBITION BY THE FINE ARTS WORKSHOP
DURING LOCKDOWN 2020
THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT surveys work made by students of The Fine Arts Workshop from April to October 2020. When president Cyril Ramaphosa announced the hard lockdown on the 27th of March, pressing pause on ‘normal’ life and work, a space opened for artists to bunker down, learn, experiment and create. The Fine Arts Workshop used this opportunity to turn what could be a time of paralysing anxiety into oil paint, pencil, charcoal, ink, and monotypes. With the help of technology and the blessing of safe homes to work in, students from Johannesburg, Cape Town and London joined for weekly lessons in the Zoom studio.
The benefits of the online lessons were numerous. This exhibition highlights three of these: becoming aware of light and atmosphere in THE LIGHT OF DAY, finding beauty in THE ART OF EVERYDAY THINGS, and exploring intimacy and connection to living beings in THE TEXTURE OF LOVE.
So, while hindsight is 2020, 2020 has brought many surprising benefits, because art can never be put into lockdown.
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