Friday, July 26, 2013

Sandy Godwin's Porcelain Bowls

We are so enjoying having the beautiful and ornate porcelain bowls by Sandy Godwin on display, and are looking forward to new pieces arriving soon for the Sculpture & Ceramics exhibition in September.

Porcelain bowls by Sandy Godwin
Porcelain bowls by Sandy Godwin

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

New Ceramics in from Christo Giles and Lisa Ringwood

Two of our favorite local ceramicists; Christo Giles and Lisa Ringwood have spoiled us with their latest firings.  Come visit us to see more!

Vase and front bowl by Christo Giles, Bird Platter by Lisa Ringwood.
Bowls by Christo Giles.
Bowls by Christo Giles.
Bowls by Christo Giles.
Bowls by Christo Giles.

Pincushion Platter by Lisa Ringwood.
Small Bowls by Lisa Ringwood.
Selection of Small Bowls by Lisa Ringwood.
Detail of Small Bowl by Lisa Ringwood.
Crane Platter by Lisa Ringwood.
Detail of Oriental Platter by Lisa Ringwood.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

New products from Yda Walt's "African Proverb" Range.

Yda Walt's colourful and quirky products and artworks are always such a hit with our customers.  We have received new stock from her playful "African Proverb" range which includes tea towels, purses, pouch bags, cushion covers and aprons.  Below are images of the different proverbs on tea towels and purses.  Come visit the gallery to see the rest of the range.

Assortment of purses by Yda Walt
Tea Towel by Yda Walt
Tea Towel by Yda Walt
Tea Towel by Yda Walt
Tea Towel by Yda Walt
Tea Towel by Yda Walt

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ostrich & Trees - Brand new Art-I-San textile design

We are so excited to introduce our brand new Art-I-San textile design inspired by the San.  This new design is appropriately named "Ostrich & Trees."  Come visit the gallery to see the new design in beautiful different colourways and fabric weights, from light-weight linen to heavy upholstry.

Our "Animals Around Snake" design has also been reprinted in 6 new colouways.

Ostrich & Trees, White on Seafoam
Ostrich & Trees, White on Dark Sand
Ostrich & Trees, White on Chocolate
Ostrich & Trees, White on Indigo
Ostrich & Trees, White on Dark Grey

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Opening Night: Thinking Aloud

Kalk Bay Modern was buzzing for the opening of Thinking Aloud.  A group show featuring works by Clare Menck, Arlene Amaler-Raviv, Gail Catlin, Gerald Tabata and Gwen van Embden.

Arlene Amaler-Raviv & Friend

Melissa & Cheryl

Clare Menck, Cheryl Rumbak & Gwen van Embden

Gerald Tabata & Friend
Gerald Tabata Portraits

Giovanna Biallo's "Series."

Gwen van Emden's works, "Life" top, "House" middle & "Things That are Not Enough" bottom.

Gwen van Embden's "Push Me Pull You."

Arlene Amaler-Raviv paintings with ceramics by Lisa Ringwood & Christo Giles in foreground.

Works by Clare Menck:  "Sunday Afternoon Under the Bridge" left, "Self-Portrait in Karoo" top right & "Girl Holding Foot" bottom right.

Works by Clare Mencke in background with works in foreground by Gwen van Embden.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Aliza Sholk - rope shaped vessels just arrived!!

Kalk Bay Modern is excited to include Aliza Sholk's woven rope and silk structure in our displays.  Aliza, a lifelong craft producer who was born in Israel, recently began to work with sash cord rope and thread, making individually shaped baskets, bags and vases. Her sewing experience comes from working as a costume designer; working with clay inspired shapes.
Aliza's products were included in this year's CCDI 2013 - Handmade Collection featured at Design Indaba 2013.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Art on Paper IV: Andrezj Nowicki, Diane Victor and Andrew Lord

Andrezj Nowicki:
Nowicki creates strange and sometimes disturbing landscapes in which the past and the present appear to exist simultaneously by putting a new spin on comic book imagery. He claims to have been quite a solitary child who was always immersed in some tale of adventure – usually of a comic-book nature – and believes that his work is still heavily influenced by the images he consumed at that time.
Often the comic-books of his youth were in a language he was not able to read, but rather than becoming frustrated, Nowicki simply made up his own stories appropriate to the pictures – something that, to a large extent, he still does in his art practice today. Nowicki takes viewers on an artistic journey of exploration into the fantastical spaces of memory and imagination. Characteristic bluesy compositions feature singular figures in strange, indeterminate places and reveal open-ended narratives containing multiple interpretations; each one dependent on individual viewer experience.

Blue Snake Woman, Print by Andrezj Nowicki
The Beams, Print by Andrezj Nowicki
Converging the Quiet, Print by Andrezj Nowicki

Diane Victor:
Diane Victor is an artist of uncompromising directness but with a strange quietness in her nature who tackles pressing issues - personal and social violence to racial anxiety, corruption, gender inequality, economic exploitation and social commentary - in the new contemporary South African landscape post-apartheid.  
Victor is known for her provocative images which tends to get interpreted in the wrong way or evoke anger in the viewer. But Victor states that she wants her works to entice people out of their comfort zones and make them think about the things that upset them.
Victor's images are densely layered with meaning and metaphor with ironic and satirical undertones. Looking beyond the intense emotive qualities of Victor's work, what remains a constant is the capacity of her style. Whether rendering her subjects in charcoal, or undertaking conceptually challenging embossings, Victor shows an accomplished skill and a meticulous sense for detail. She researches her ideas thoroughly and is able to communicate and express the emotional value of her works. 
Safe as Horses, Print by Diane Victor
Miss September, Print by Diane Victor
The Lion Who Loved the Lady, Print by Diane Victor

Andrew Lord:

A Cape Town-based artist, Lord's work deals primarily with subjects concerning evolution, taxonomy and empiricism.  New knowledge increasingly places humans further and further from the centre stage. Using a variety of media, he explores the ways in which we deal with our demotion from starring role to bit player.
Haemoglobin I, Rust on paper by Andrew Lord

Opening Night - Art on Paper IV

In this exhibition Kalk Bay Modern brings together some of the best of South Africa’s talent in the print making arena. Print making is enjoying a wide resurgence as artists and collectors enjoy the accessible medium in terms of production and pricing. The accessibility of print making has allowed artists to easily produce work through either established Print Studios such as David Krut, The Artists Press and Tim Foulds, or even from their own working-home studios such as Judy Woodborne and Jane Eppel.

This show is a collection comprising all varieties of printmaking as well as traditional drawing and painting on paper. There is the fine tongue in cheek etchings of Claire Gavronsky which are contrasted with the frenetic energy of David Koloanes Township and city scenes. Walter Oltmann, Claudette Schreuders and Sam Nhlengethwa reveal detailed colour lithographs in contrast to Andrew Lords “Haemoglobin” rust marks on paper and Arlene Amaler-Raviv’s mixed media on ‘media’ billboards. This is show talks about the fragility of life, from cells to skulls to life’s delicate and darker elements from faces to traces of flowers.

Andrew Lord in front of his Haemoglobin I & II prints (left).
 Haemoglobin I & II (left) by Andrew Lord, and Eternity (top right) and Chimera (bottom right) by Deborah Bell
Sam Nhlengethwa prints from his Goat Series
Africa Reinvented (Large, top, Medium, bottom) by Keri Muller
Yvette Stephen (KBM manager) delivering the exhibtion's opening speech