On 10 October 2018, the Gerard Sekoto Gallery at the Alliance Francaise in Johannesburg will serve as host to a solo photography exhibition by Sophie Licht, curated by Isa Schwartz Gesseau of IBI Art.
Titled CHISPA [(n.) Spanish: ‘spark’, from chispa de luz (‘spark of light’)], the exhibition spans six categories or themes, including ‘All The Light Touches’, ‘Consumption’, and ‘Optimist, Pessimist, Existentialist’, all of which reflect the tangible and intangible bursts of light that happen all around us, all the time.
Says Licht, “I believe that, in the modern world, our personal spaces need more dreaminess. More sensory satisfaction. More potential to become lost in a scene made up of light, colour, and texture. In each photograph within Chispa, I attempt to capture something essential, that may at the same time be something nameless. Fluid. Elusive. Like light itself.”
Who is Sophie Licht? Born in Antwerp, educated in Switzerland, and today a truly global citizen with a multinational heritage and history, this art photographer describes herself as a traveller by nature, a dreamer by design, and a business coach and skills facilitator by profession.
Her global skills training career has given her the gift of eclectic sights, sounds, experiences and settings, in which she is able to capture architecture, vistas, textures, micro details and portraits.
Licht adds, “The thread that binds my work is a passion for humanity and a compassion for nature. Today, we human beings need as much connection, to ourselves and to each other, as we can get. I hope that visitors to Chispa can recognise in its images the language of light, land and the living.”
About Sophie Licht:
“I am Sophie Licht, art photographer and light-seeker, and I would be delighted to guide you through my upcoming solo exhibition, Chispa. Together, we will look at moments that were kind enough to allow their capture…
At imagery with the capacity to bring light into our spaces and harmony into our lives…
At tiny reflections of beautiful seconds inside lifetimes, like sunlight dancing off a glass bottle.
You will notice that, in each photograph, I attempt to capture something essential, that may at the same time be something nameless. Fluid. Elusive.
Like light itself.
These bursts of light happen all around us, all the time. These sparks connect us. And today, we human beings need as much connection, to ourselves and to each other, as we can get.”
Venue: Gerard Sekoto Gallery, Alliance Francaise
Opening nights: 10, 11 and 12 October 2018
Additional date: 13 October 2018
Time: 10.00am – 13.00 pm
Venue: Alliance Francaise, cnr Kerry & Lower Park Roads, Parkview
Curated by Isa Schwartz Gesseau of IBI Art