/ CURRENT Exhibitions
12 October 2018 to 31 October 2018
This exhibition speaks to what lies behind people’s desire to present their best selves – as is evidenced by the contemporary phenomenon of social media.
Implicit within the work is a reframing of the contradictory impulses that have always driven humanity.
An exhibition of paintings by André Naudé
19 October 2018 to 7 November 2018
‘Naudé paints the way Gabrielle Garcia Marcquez writes. A magician seeing and hearing the mundane and transforming it into a feast of brush-mark and of colour, into something apart from its inspiration, existing in its own right in terms of beauty, of line and colour and form. The story is in the telling, bitter and delicious like chocolate. Telling the bad news with the most exquisite language. The magician who can get cynical brown to shimmer with Alice blue.’ (Wilna Panagos)
BLOOM, as a theme for this exhibition, is interrogated by Naudé as an antithesis. He delves into irony. The artist refers to British author and Ceramist, Edmund de Waal’s following quote.
“I follow Dürer, his line of thinking, his moment of exposure. It is his aloneness that speaks to me. He cannot control, what is happening, only record, what he remembers, what he sees, what he feels. This exactitude is not self protection. It is a way of approaching what is happening when the world is unstable. During the night we are alone and vulnerable, the certainties disappear.” (Edmund de Waal, British author and Ceramicist)
16 October 2018 to 14 November 2018
Potter of the month
Potter of the Month: Lisa LiebermannLisa Liebermann is the Association of Arts Pretoria and Ceramics Southern Africa’s Potter of the Month for October 2018.
Regarding the theme of the exhibition, FATE & FREE WILL, Lisa Lieberman states: “Pottery making is an ideal example of how these two concepts interplay: there is the intention of the potter (the artist’s will) working with whatever possibilities and limitations present. Fate can be defined as the development of events outside of a person’s control.”
“We all have certain things that control us, like puppets, and certain things that we control, like puppeteers. Like Geppetto, the things we conceive and control eventually turn into real things with choices of their own. The idea of the puppet and the puppeteer can also be linked to cause and effect; the strings we pull cause the puppet to move”.
“However, in the end it is nature that controls mankind. The intrinsic nature of all things should be sought out in life and some attempt made to work with these forces, not to merely dominate them. A successful potter does this and in some sense we are all potters and pots made by the great Creator.”