The Lizamore Gallery’s anniversary show, 35 Years: a Lizamore Perspective, presents many works by artists who were — and are — part of renowned large art franchises the Goodman Gallery and Everard Read. Kagiso Pat Mautloa, Robert Hodgins, Walter Oltmann, Penny Siopis, Brett Murray, Diane Victor, Wayne Barker, Sam Nhlengethwa and Colbert Mashile all feature. Since opening in the early noughties, Teresa Lizamore’s gallery functioned as a platform for artists who had yet to gain a foothold in the industry. Victor, Mautloa, Barker and Karin Preller have all showed at Lizamore, which started in the curator and art buyer’s garage and home. Having worked for more than two decades as a curator specialising in corporate collections for, among others, Sasol, RMB and Telkom, Lizamore also supported artists and galleries. When assembling Sasol’s collection, her brief was to "support struggling artists", she recalls. "It was vital back then, given that there were so few galleries and not a lot o...

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