Wednesday, 7 October 2015

"Pulp Fiction" a group show 12 - 31 October 2015

"Pulp Fiction"

The genre of pulp fiction was most popular in the first half of the 20th century and still going strong. Cover art played a major role in the marketing of pulp magazines.

image by swany

For the first half of the 20th century, pulp fiction was one of the world’s most popular forms of entertainment. The typical pulp magazine consisted of a slick, glossy, vibrantly coloured cover and within, pages of fiction and advertising printed on poor quality “pulp” paper. Crime, romance, westerns, horror and fantasy were all staples for the pulps. Illustrators, painters and artists created original works to adorn the covers and attract the readers. They were usually sensational and lurid depictions of the short stories and articles inside.

In South Africa we had our own version of pulp fiction, the photo magazine story. They were extremely popular in South Africa in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Various titles such as Tessa, Grensvegter and
Kid Colt were produced by Republican Press.

The participating artists are: swany, Corne Eksteen, Andrew Verster, Angie Arbothnot,
Shauna Southam, Jane Alexander, Mandy Kok, Sam Boock, Michael Croeser, Karen Bradtke,
Marianne Meijer, Sandra Hogg, Mikhail Peppas, and Sanabelle Ebrahim

The artists pay homage to, or critique this art form or the Tarantino movie, Pulp Fiction
This exhibition closes on Saturday, 31 October at 2p.m.

Pulp Fiction prizes

First Prize  R1,000.00   Corne Eksteen

Second Prize  R500   Michael Croeser

Merit Prize  R250  swany

Merit Prize  R250  Karen Bradtke

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