Art.b Gallery, the Arts Association of Bellville, will present the Ceramic Expo from Wednesday, 30 October to Wednesday, 20 November this year. The exhibition, curated by designer and visual artist Zelda Weber, invited artists to submit works that mainly focus on ceramics, although mixed-media works were also accepted.
Weber, herself a well-known and accomplished artist, holds a Diploma in Ceramic Design and a Master’s Degree. Her master’s thesis explored the creative ‘meaning-making’ practices in Printmaking from a Social Semiotic perspective. As an artist, she rejects absolutist thinking and engages with a wide spectrum of ideas, beliefs and media. Weber has exhibited her work at Salon 91, AVA, Loop Street, Strydom Gallery, Dorpstraat Gallery and Art.b.
The last couple of years has seen a resurgence in ceramics, according to Weber. “It’s no longer just considered a form of craft because many artists express their artistic concepts through the medium. This is evident in the numerous group exhibitions that Art.b has hosted over the years, where many artists submitted ceramic works. We’re excited to host an exhibition which exclusively focuses on this art form.
Weber continues that ceramics as a medium demands patience, care and technique. “The theme celebrates ceramics as a medium and how it can be expressed through sculptures, installations, vessels and functional ware. The participating artists were invited to represent this medium in any vision they deemed appropriate. The gallery is the ideal venue due to its spacious interior that allows for small and large three-dimensional works to be displayed,” Weber concludes.
Participating artists will include celebrated artists such as Rae Goosen, John Bauer, Alessandro Pappada, Hannes van Zyl, Ineke Nicolle, Sonja Kastner and Yvonne Martin.
Exhibition Opens: 30 October 2019; 6:30 for 7pm
Exhibition Closes: 20 November 2019
Venue: Art.b Gallery, Bellville Library Centre, Carel van Aswegen Rd, Bellville.