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"Lola": A Singular Canvas – Exploring Duality and Identity

Fri Apr 26, 16:00 - Sun Apr 28, 13:00

Joni-Leigh Doran Studio Gallery


Welcome to the captivating world of Joni-Leigh Doran's artistry, where strokes of oil on canvas transform into intricate tales of identity and self-discovery. Hailing from the serene landscape of McGregor, South Africa, Doran's artistic journey has been enriched by her background as a formally trained graphic designer and her tutelage under the renowned South African artist Ryno Swart.

Among Doran's recent achievements, she proudly emerged in the top 100 of the prestigious 2023 Rust-en-Vrede Portrait Award and clinched victory in the "Facing Extinction" category of the 2022 David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's Wildlife Artist of the Year.

Allow us to present "Lola," a mesmerizing piece that stands as a testament to the harmony found within the dichotomies of life. This 100cm x 150cm oil-on-canvas masterpiece encapsulates the delicate interplay of light and dark, strength and vulnerability, as seen through the lens of a prosaic world. Inspired by the words of Robin Rumi, "Lola" invites you to explore the intricacies of finding one's voice and identity.

With every brushstroke, Joni-Leigh Doran eloquently captures the essence of duality, where femininity and masculinity coexist seamlessly, dancing on the canvas in a timeless moment. "Lola" serves as a mirror reflecting the intricate tapestry of human existence, all while celebrating the power of balance and self-acceptance.

We invite you to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of "Lola" and experience the profound journey of introspection it offers. Step into a realm where emotions are depicted in every hue, and explore the complexities of being both Shakti and Shiva, light and dark, flesh and spirit—an eternal balance embodied in one exquisite creation.

Discover the profound narratives woven into the fabric of Joni-Leigh Doran's work as you behold the timeless beauty of "Lola."

Join us on this artistic voyage as we explore the interplay of identity and celebrate the multifaceted nature of humanity through the evocative strokes of Joni-Leigh Doran's "Lola."


"Lola": A Singular Canvas – Exploring Duality and Identity
Joni-Leigh Doran Studio Gallery
56 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor, McGregor, 6708
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