Roth + Taylor Fine Art Presents Fortune Sitole “DAY TO DAY”
March 2, – April 1st, 2023
Opening Night Reception
March 9, 2023
6 PM- 9PM
6023 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
(CadFab Creative + ArtLuxe)
Gallery Director: Candice Taylor
I want to foster an awareness of the conditions suffered by South Africans, who create makeshift shelters by optimizing outside space and leftover materials – metal, tires, stones, etc., whatever they can find to build their homes.
Fashioning my work as homage to my ancestors, family and community, these pieces are a reminder of the day-to-day life in black South African townships. But shanties exist throughout the world and my art actually tells a story of the universality of poverty.
The characters in my scenes are about communities that have overcome adversity and have progressed into the 21st century. Complex dimensions allow a peek down streets at women washing clothes, children playing, girls braiding hair and wandering drunken fathers. Pictures of everyday events, ironically set against the backdrop of vivid dawns and dusks, reflect the darker issues of economic enslavement, discrimination, poverty and hardships.