New paintings by Angela Briggs will be on show at Sarah Walters’s Ceramics Gallery – opening 10:00 am on Saturday 24 November.
For the duration for the show, Sarah Walters and her father, the Franschhoek-based master potter David Walters will exhibit curated collections of their work in response to the paintings.
Artist’s statement: Angela Briggs – New paintings at Sarah Walters Gallery
My practice has recently taken shape around exploring how to create pockets of time for deep thought in a busy life. Responding to the extraordinary in the everyday, these paintings articulate something about my experience of some of the natural spaces I love in Cape Town – Redhill Dam, Silvermine Dam, Venus Pool, Longkloof.
The quiet concentration of the painting process, and the time it takes, are embodied in the works.
The decision to the exhibit in the Ceramic was spontaneous, but an easy one – hand-made ceramics contain the same focus, and there is a meditative quality to both the ceramics and the paintings that creates a natural link between the two types of work.
There’s another organic link that I hope will resonate with viewers – in the way that the rockyness and wateriness of some of the places I have painted speak to the earth and water that is fundamental to making ceramics.
Angela Briggs is a painter, living in Cape Town. She has had four solo exhibitions (two at the AVA and two at the Commune.1 gallery), and has participated in group shows at thesefourwalls, Casa Labia, Barnard Gallery and BBellamy&BBellamy. See more of her work here
PHOTO: Venus Pool, Cape Point. Medium: Oil and Canvas. Size 63 X 71
WHERE & WHEN: Sarah Walters Ceramic Gallery, 7 Wheelan St, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700. From 24 November to 8 December, (during gallery hours). Opening 10 am on Saturday 24 November.
For further details of the gallery and what’s close by – pick up a copy of the 2019 Arts + Crafts Map