Southern Guild will present Idladla, a solo exhibition by ceramic artist Andile Dyalvane. His new show follows a premier in New York with the solo Camagu at the Friedman Benda gallery and will open at Southern Guild Silo to coincide with the opening of Zeitz MOCAA.
Scope, scale and texture
Idladla is a study and exploration of scope, scale and texture.
Gently rounded terracota forms, marked with precise incisions, hand imprints and motifs, follow a strong architectural impulse inspired by the parallels Dyalvane noticed in structures as distant from each other as upstate New York and Mali.
An evolution of the angular vessels of his previous show, the works capture the artist’s visceral vernacular and continual experimentation. Each piece pivots around his central values of cultural preservation and gratitude. Idladla is a “reminder of what we’ve lost, but also of what can still be saved,” he says.
A lifelong affinity with clay
“Andile’s work is most compelling in that it is grounded in its tribute to the earth and simultaneously shaped by a lifelong affinity with clay and the story of time, space and process’, says Trevyn McGowan, co-founder of Southern Guild. “This deeply personal connection to the medium is very evocative.”
Dyalvane is the recipient of the 2014 Southern Guild Design Foundation Icon Award, has earned residencies in various cities around the world, as well as the prestigious solo exhibition at Friedman Benda in New York City in 2016.
Who: Andile Dyalvane
When: 14 September to 11 October, 2017
Where: Southern Guild, Guild 5B, Silo 5 V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm Saturday 10am – 2pm