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Friday, October 23, 2009


(Pic: detail from the Wallflower series; Porcelain by Carla da Cruz)

New ceramics by Carla da Cruz at KZNSA.

Imprint, an exhibition featuring new ceramics by Carla da Cruz, is to run at the KZNSA Gallery from October 27.

The work of Carla da Cruz addresses the relationships between comfort and discomfort, interior and exterior, and structure and chaos. The ceramic forms are archetypal and evoke a sense of subconscious recognition and familiarity. Influenced by the artist’s fascination with industrial, architectural and natural forms, the clay sculptures explore natural and human-made texture, geometry, repetition and pattern. Increasingly aware of the pressure placed on the environment in the name of development and industry, she creates work that is technically superb, conceptually layered and aesthetically astounding.

Carla da Cruz has a Masters Degree in Fine Art and her work is represented in a number of private collections, the UNISA Art Collection, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Collection and the Tatham Art Gallery.

The exhibition will be opened on October 27 at 18h00 with a music performance by Manelis (see article in Music). It will then run until November 15. The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1703, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit