Upcoming Exhibitions:

 

Exhibition opening 13 December 2018, 6pm  at Knysna Fine Art Gallery

 

SPACE IS THE PLACE -  LUCINDA MUDGE - an exhibition of vases

 

space is the place

 

LUCINDA MUDGE- ARTIST STATEMENT

This new collection of slab-built vases draws inspiration both from the ceramics of China and the growing (and sometimes controversial) presence of the Chinese in Africa.

The powerful narratives from the Chinese immigrants and from the communities with whom they interact are told using the tropes, symbols and icons of the two cultures.

The title of the exhibition pays homage to the American jazz musician Sun Ra who developed a complex persona and an idiosyncratic myth-based credo that would make him a pioneer of Afrofuturism; and the Chinese text 牛屄死了 that appears in all the works literally translates as “fucking awesome to the point of death.”

Traditional African masks, a romanticised Afrofuturism and the universal human longing to be elsewhere are here mashed together resulting in a powerful and beautiful body of new work.

Lucinda Mudge’s extraordinary vases are getting more complex and demanding with rich and intricate detailing yet beneath their glimmering, sparkling surfaces is a world both familiar and faintly, futuristically alien which simmers with paranoia and tension.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

November 2019 Solo Exhibition, Everard Read Cape Town, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

14 Oct 2018 – 13 Jan 2019 Group Exhibition, MAKING AFRICA Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas

2019 Autumn, Solo Exhibition Everard Read London, United Kingdom

2019 Winter, Solo Exhibition, Miami, USA

SELECT PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS:

2018 Solo Exhibition, ‘SPACE IS THE PLACE’ Knysna Fine Art, Knysna South Africa

03 Feb 2018 – 06 May 2018 Group Exhibition, MAKING AFRICA Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2018 Group Exhibition, MAKING AFRICA High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

2018 Solo Exhibition, Featured Artist at Everard Read/CIRCA Gallery, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, South Africa

2017 Solo Exhibition ‘Pixel Vases’ Everard Read/ Circa, Cape Town, South Africa

2017 Solo Exhibition ‘The Wolf Is Always Near’, Everard Read London, United Kingdom

2017 - FNB Johannesburg Art Fair, represented by Everard Read/CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2017 Cape Town Art Fair, Represented by Everard Read Cape Town, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

2017 Group Exhibition, MAKING AFRICA, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2016 1:54 Art Fair London, Represented by Everard Read London, Somerset House, London, United Kingdom

2016 Group Exhibition, ‘VASE - Function Reviewed’, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

2016 FNB Johannesburg Art Fair, represented by Everard Read/Circa Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2016 Group Exhibition, MAKING AFRICA, CCCB Barcelona, Spain

2016 Solo Exhibition ‘Kill You Eat You’, Circa on Jellicoe, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015 Group Exhibition, MAKING AFRICA Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

2015 Group Exhibition ‘MAKING AFRICA’, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Switzerland

2015 Solo Exhibition ‘Take What You Want.’ Knysna Fine Art, Knysna, South Africa

2014 Solo Exhibition ‘Lasers in The Jungle’ The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek, South Africa

2013 Solo Exhibition ‘The White Tiger and Other Stories’ Knysna Fine Art, Knysna, South Africa

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