Between the Shadow and the Light: An Exhibition Out of South Africa

Posted by Jill Carattini, on July 17, 2017
Topic: Blog

On August 4, 2017 the new Still Point art gallery located within the RZIM headquarters will host its second gallery reception and showcase its latest exhibit, “Between the Shadow and the Light: An Exhibition Out of South Africa.”

This exhibit is a cross-cultural experience that explores the history, social wounds, and ongoing reconciliation efforts of South Africa. Four years ago, twenty artists and educators from North America and six African countries—Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe—gathered in South Africa for two weeks of living, learning, and creating together. They undertook an intensive program engaging South Africa and the remarkable role of art and artists within its history, culture, and contemporary reality.


One of the installments in our current exhibit. Keith Barker, The Queens of Soweto, toned, silver gelatin print, 2013, United States.

“In South Africa,” says Okwui Enwezor, one of Africa’s most eminent art critics, “art is not just an interpretation or facsimile of history, but a moral force in the production of a new reality, and hope for a damaged society.”


The resulting exhibit signals the way artists walk between shadow and light, the creative voices that offer the hope of resistance, remembrance, reconciliation, representation, and re-visioning. Two of the participating artists, Margaret Allotey-Pappoe and Joseph Cory, will offer comments on their experience, the artwork, and the human need for the creative hope within global and local realities of race and reconciliation.

Join the talented artists, Jill Carattini, and more of the RZIM team on August 4 from 7-9 p.m. at 3755 Mansell Road, Alpharetta to enjoy refreshments, art, and interactive artist talks. RSVP by emailing [email protected]. For more information visit

An installment in the current Still Point exhibit. Jonathan Anderson, Property Lines, acrylic on wood and A4 sheets of paper, 2013, United States.

About Still Point

Still Point is a vibrant, non-profit, formal art gallery in North Atlanta within the headquarters of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, supporting local and international artists. It offers artists a place to exhibit and to be seen. Skilled artists, both of world renown and those yet discovered, are invited to transform the gallery space. They are given a place to collaborate with other artists, show the world their work, and engage with a diverse community. Visit for more information.