Sat, 15 May | 99 Loop Gallery

Fanie Buys

99 Loop is pleased to present 'Miss' by Fanie Buys, opening soon!

Time & Location

15 May, 10:00 – 26 Jun, 14:00
99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

About the Exhibition

"Miss South Africa is the specter and the scepter which presides over us (“us” being: gay children in the Garden Route). Like pendulous jewels perched on the crown, the winners glimmer and refract the moment of crowning: tenuously set in the tangled filigree of national discourse.

Starting as an exercise, ending as an obsession, I have set to painting every titleholder from 1990 (the decade of my birth) onwards. Aiming for somewhere between gesture and ethereal I want these paintings to touch on the sometimes tawdry material reality of this polished ritual: make up wipe shroud of Turin.

These works seek not to make a value statement but rather, in their effusive alacrity, seek to hold a moment through the illusory nature of figurative painting: disjointed brushstrokes fabulous and fetid." - Fanie Buys