Art Scene

elegie: a solo exhibition by juria le roux.


    Talented Cape Town artist, Juria le Roux is currently exhibiting her most recent works at the US Art Gallery in Dorp Street, Stellenbosch. "elegie" Of the thousands of people that have been murdered in South Africa in recent years, Juria has chosen fifty and made portraits of them. FIFTY is the minimum number of people that are murdered on a daily basis in South Africa, according to most sources, although some quote up to 150 murders per day. She believes the portraits are an attempt to restore a measure of humanity and vitality to the deceased, who have become mere anonymous statistics: "To respectfully remember - it is a tribute, also to the thousands of others who are not