‘Space Is the Place’ is the title of contemporary artist Lucinda Mudge’s latest solo exhibition, currently on display at Everard Read, Franschhoek. This new collection of slab-built vases draws inspiration from the controversial relationship between China and Africa.
According to the gallery’s statement on the exhibition: “China is now the biggest foreign player in Africa. It is Africa’s largest trade partner, the largest infrastructure financier, and the fastest-growing source of foreign direct investment. The powerful narratives from the Chinese immigrants and from the African communities with whom they interact are told using symbols and icons from the two cultures.”
“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.”
Mudge works primarily with ceramics. The Michaelis School of Fine Arts alum has work in major corporate and private collections both here at home, and abroad.
This latest exhibition concludes May 20th.
Location: Everard Read Franschhoek
20 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek
Gallery hours: 9:30 – 5:30 Monday – Sunday
Contact: 021 876 2446