Annunciation by Gary Stephens

PRESS RELEASE

Annunciation by Gary Stephens
Aug 11 – Aug 31, 2018

Please join us at 12h00, Saturday 11th August, for the opening of Gary Stephens' solo exhibition , Annunciation, at Everard Read Franschhoek gallery. 

Annunciation, Gary Stephens new series of botanical portraits, continues his exploration of urban African style. His new works focus on braided hair and headscarves placing the models in idyllic botanical settings, an evolution away from earlier urban contexts and cityscapes. The subjects are now set amongst the beauty of the natural world; a cascade of moon flowers, a cluster of plumeria blossoms, or in front of propical palms. He draws from an angle behind the model choosing to focus on the iconic beauty of their hair or scarf instead of a specific face or identity.