Acclaimed artist Tony Gum will launch her first solo exhibition in Cape Town next week, which she says are explorations, discoveries and understanding of the teachings by her elders of what it means to be a Xhosa woman.

And while Ode to She is presented as an intimate still life, whatever visitors take away from the exhibition depends entirely on what their emotions encourage.

Though there is a host of new works, Gum revisits a number
of past themes, some of which are presented in images never before seen.

Ode to She opens on September 29 at the Christopher Moller Gallery, Kloofnek Road, Gardens, Cape Town.

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