Gifts great and small

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06.12.2020 – 13.12.2020

Gifts great and small

Margaret Curtis
Monika Debus
Hans Fischer
Maria Fischer
Hermann Grüneberg
Claudia Kutsche
Andreas Münz
Aino Nebel
Sebastian Pertl
Veronika Riedl
Martin Schlotz
Iris Schöne
Medi Zimmermann

Special exhibition

from 6 – 13 December 2020

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The exhibition is open
• Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Monday – Saturday 2 – 6 p.m.

and by appointment

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Dear Visitors to Galerie Metzger,

Many ceramics markets in this country have not been able to take place. For this reason, we are offering you here on our premises in Johannesburg a small, exquisite special exhibition

Show your solidarity with the artists.

Art is vital for life.

Angelika Metzger

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My current work is the antithesis of the mass produced and the flawlessly controlled. It tries to avoid perfection.

This is where my special interest in the beauty of the imperfect lies, a kind of beauty that is defined by ageing, by natural decay, and by weathered, uniquely misshapen surfaces, patinated by use.

Margaret Curtis, Middle Rigg, Wearhead 2020

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My works combine clay in its plastic properties with free, abstract painting. I try here to test limits and – beyond this – to create connections between vessel and sculpture, image and sculpture, between simplicity and complexity.

What interests me in this is the imaginary space I create rather than actual space.

In this exhibition, I am showing small-scale mural pieces, dwellings that conceal their interior and that are perhaps quite different inside than the outside might lead us to expect. Enter or exit.

Monika Debus, 2020

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“white, white, all I have is white”

Maria Fischer, Passau 2020

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The gaze in the mirror remains mute.

Hermann Grüneberg, Halle 2020

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Pheonix-like, the wilted leaf burns to ash, to rise again in a new form after the firing. Like a fossil, it can be felt with the fingers as a delicate relief, fused into the bowl for ever.

Claudia Kutsche, Pfettrach 2020

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Pheonix-like, the wilted leaf burns to ash, to rise again in a new form after the firing. Like a fossil, it can be felt with the fingers as a delicate relief, fused into the bowl for ever.

Andreas Münz, Mörz 2020

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… testing the material on the verge of the impossible until it reveals an unknown and thus new side.

Aino Nebel, Köln 2020

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The combination of planning and randomness determines how the zebra surfaces will look, as it does the bowls, pushed out of rotational symmetry. In so doing, it enhances the typical contrasts of the porcelain; this demands great precision in the plastic state during the making, without ever surrendering control entirely to me.

Veronika Riedl, Aufseß 2020

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Since I have been working in ceramics, I have always appreciated the vessel because of its self-evidence. In its essence – even if it goes beyond the bounds of function – it has for me something indubitable, without vanity.

Martin Schlotz, Laudert 2020

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UPON IT
… in summer, strawberries, little stones and sometimes buttons, the car key or a postage stamp.
And where did I put that special postcard?
The shopping list or a little confectionary to go with the wine, or a light supper of mozzarella and rocket and tHEN A CHOCOLATE?
Gorgeously fragrant Christmas cookies, still hot, to taste, but JUST to taste, please!…
The current favourite stone from last summer and a beautiful autumnal seed pod … everything is possible,
EVERYTHING ALWAYS DIFFERENT

Iris Schöne, Großschönau 2020

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