” These fragments I have shored against my ruin.” – T.S Elliot
a Solo Exhibition by Anton Smit
Now Open: 17 February – 23 March 2024
Place: The Gallery at Grande Provence
Address: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Main Rd, Franschhoek, 7690 Western Cape *View Map
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Fragments is a Solo Exhibition by Anton Smit, featuring large scale artworks strategically placed in the lush gardens of the estate, with smaller pieces carefully curated inside the main gallery. You can look forward to pieces that are Exclusive to the opening exhibition.
All sculptures available for viewing in person at Grande Provence Heritage Wines Estate
A new range for a new outlook
“This exhibition portrays our fragmentation, but with a distinct aura of hope and deep contemplation,” says Smit.
Born in Boksburg in August 1954, Anton entered his first sculpting exhibition at the age of sixteen and won first prize. Following successful exhibitions in White River, Nelspruit, Pretoria and Cape Town, Smit turned to sculpting full-time.
In 1990, international recognition came in the form of exhibitions in Rome and Milan, an invitation to exhibit in New York and Hong Kong, as well as a return exhibition in Italy in 1993. More exhibitions followed in Bonn, Washington, Singapore and Koln.
His body of work comprises towering human figures, nudes, heads, masks, hands, angels, floating and stretching figures, warriors, as well as abstract works, sculpted out of steel, metal, stone and a unique iron and polymer cast mixture, as well as bronze.
Anton’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Pretoria Art Museum, Rembrandt Foundation, Graff/Delaire Collection.
ABOUT GRANDE PROVENCE WINE ESTATE:
Nestled in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape, her lush vines spread across 47 acres. Rolling vistas frame the valley floor and heighten the drama of the rugged mountains beyond. Barely a one-hour drive from Cape Town, this is heartland South African Wine Country at its very finest.