CONCURRENT EXHIBITIONS open 07/09/2022 at 6pm
play-play South African informal adjective [attributive] not genuine; make-believe, imaginary.
Welcome to a world of strange characters, topical totems, anachronistic mythologies and vibrant colour. Using the mediums of paint and ceramic sculpture the artists dive playfully into the realm of fantasy in the context of a world in peril. While the
exhibition appears to be a romp through a psychedelic wonderland, the work is not above being a little subversive.
While the tone of the exhibition celebrates play and unfettered imagination, all three artists are indeed serious: Serious about playing and serious about not being too serious.
Katja Abbott, Bobimbi, 2022, Ceramic with sky blue glaze, 26 x 19 x 15 cm
Katja Abbott, Bombay Bedonkadonk, 2022, Ceramic with mint green glaze, 25 x 22 x 15 cm
Katja Abbott, Bazinga, 2022, Ceramic with lime green glaze, 26 x 22 x 15 cm
Katja Abbott, Kittywompuss, 2022, Ceramic with red glaze, 32 x 32 x 23 cm
Katja Abbott, Oros, 2022, Ceramic with orange glaze, 24 x 21 x 17 cm
A Selection of small works: