About the artist
Cheryl Traub Adler is an artist, catalyst and teacher. She graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT.
Fascinated by the intersection of all art forms including Painting, Photography, Poetry, Installation, Land Art and Performance. Trained as a Bridging Polarities through Art and Omega therapist, she focuses on the curative effects of the creative process. Her continued studies include Medicine and the Arts, Humanising Healthcare, The 21st Century Museum and Identity, Conflict and Public Space.
She has collaborated with the Spanish architectural collective, Basurama, Open City Project, Stories of Rain, the BlueBox project in Morocco and RoundaboutLx in Lisbon. Her work as part of The Persistence of Memory project related to national memory as part of the Centre for Curating the Archive. Earlier this year the group exhibition, What Art is For? 196 Victoria, Woodstock, challenged the viewer to think about the true value of art.
Her exhibition, "Analogue #V", will be displayed at the Alliance Francaise du Cap will run until the end of September. There will be a walkabout and conversation/workshop on the 12th of August.
Inspired by Mount Analogue, the last unfinished novel by René Daumal and the idea that art and spirituality are deeply connected. The creative journey is analogous to climbing a mountain.
“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know.”
His allegorical tale describes the journey towards a symbolic mountain, representing the way to truth that cannot not exist. The mountain symbolizes the connection between earth and sky - between the physical and spiritual realms.
For me art hovers on "The gateway to the invisible" which Daumal states "must be visible”. This "is a place between the worlds where you can live if you choose to”. It is in this imagined space that art can exist, where one can find truth and meaning to life.
The exhibition is a combination of paintings, printmaking and installation media.
- Cheryl Traub Adler
Opening on August 3rd for First Thursdays || 6:00 pm || Free entrance || Bar open