Tidal Pools Exhibition

1 December 2021 to 15 January 2022

Tidal PoolsAfter the sell-out success of her previous solo show earlier in 2021, and back by demand after a slew of commissions, artist and interior designer Marie-Louise Koen presents her follow-up exhibition, Tidal Pools.

Koen’s latest series depicts select Tidal Pools around the Western Cape. The show is inspired by the way these pools bring together a community of ocean-loving people of all ages, genders and races. The artist is donating a percentage of any works sold to The Beach Co-op, an NPO that works to clear plastic waste from beaches and oceans.

This new body of work continues to explore the seascapes that captivate the artist. Koen’s previous solo show, entitled Been Dreaming of the Med, captured people enjoying some of Europe’s most popular beach holiday spots. The zest for life, dreamy aquatic blues, themes of travel, and sheer joie de vivre were a welcome and much-needed antidote to Covid-induced isolation. Tidal Pools is in the same vein.

The well-travelled Koen, who has exhibited locally and internationally, is based between New York City, where she works for a Tribeca-based architecture firm, and Cape Town, where she was born. Returning to the Mother City during the lockdown, she turned her attention to the astounding beauty of the “fairest Cape”. In particular, to its coastline.

The exhibition is open to the public until 15 January 2022. The paintings are on show at the new gallery space within the popular Foreshore restaurant and retail environment.

Venue: The Yard in the Silo District, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
Time: Monday to Saturday 9am to 10pm | Sunday 9am to 3pm
Cost: free entrance

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