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50 x City Bowl by Lucie de Moyencourt

Chandler House is a small design studio and shop located in Cape Town’s Church Street. The brainchild of Michael Chandler, a man I admire so much for whistling his own tune and doing it with ethereal style, Chandler House holds regular exhibitions and a changing selection of some of the most beautiful locally-made homeware, artisanal gifts, antiques, textiles and a wide selection of fine art. The 18th century Cape Georgian building houses the Voorkamer Gallery, where monthly exhibitions take place. This month features one of my most favourite local artists, the cute and quirky Lucie de Moyencourt, highlighting 50 ink drawings of Cape Town’s city bowl.

Painted over the course of a year, Lucie’s new and extensive body of work is testament to her affection and curiosity for her home town. She began her career as an architect before making the transition to a full-time artist. It is with this same urban precision that she embodies her work, except with her own playful artistry and a different appreciation and intent.

From the iconic views to the lesser known streets, the exhibition shows off different characters of the Mother City. Within each monochromatic, A3 work, the viewer finds themselves seeing the city from the artist’s point of view, and the effort noticeable.

The exhibition opens Thursday, 1 December 2016.
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